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HUNT SAFE ---- Know and OBEY the rules ---- HUNT SAFE

Firearms and Alcohol DO NOT MIX! If you have had even one drink, DO NOT SHOOT!!!

 

2015/2016 Pheasant Stocking Schedule 

 

 

 

History

 

Upland Hunting is an American term for a form of bird hunting in which the hunter pursues upland birds including quailpheasantgrouseprairie chickenchukargrey partridge, and others. Upland birds tend to be found on the ground in heavy cover, so hunters generally employ the use of gun dogs to locate and retrieve game.

 

Depending upon their method of work, some dogs point game and some flush game. When flushed, either by the hunter or the dog, the hunter then attempts to shoot the birds on the wing. This is also known as wingshooting.

 

Upland hunting encompasses some of the activities that takes place in rough shooting in the UK.

 

Quarry (Pheasant)

ROOSTERS have a dark reddish copper breast with lighter copper-colored sides and back, a powder blue rump patch and a vivid white ring around the neck. The head is iridescent greenish black, with a red wattle around the eye. The brownish tail measures 18 to 26 inches in length and has numerous black bars. The bright colors make roosters attractive to hens and visible to other roosters.

HENS (inset) are dull beige, with brown and cream-colored mottling from head to tail. The mottling fades to a uniform beige toward the underside of the body. The dull colors help to camouflage hens from nest and brood predators. A hen’s tail is considerably shorter than that of a rooster, ranging from 8 to 12 inches in length, but it has a similar barring pattern.

 

Quarry (Chukar)

The chukar is not brightly colored like many birds, but is incredibly handsome, nevertheless. It is ash-gray overall but has light-colored flanks slashed with bold black bars. The cream-colored throat has an ebony necklace that curves upward to form a bandit’s mask through dark eyes encircled in red. Adult male chukars usually weigh slightly less than 1-1/2 pounds; females typically weigh just over 1 pound. 

 

Rules

 

1

 

Hunting on club property is for members only. Immediate family members (spouse/significant other/dependant under 18) not covered by a family membership plan are allowed to hunt on club property. However, their harvest will count against the member’s harvest limit. An adult member must accompany junior members and/or any family members.

2

 

Any member wishing to hunt must have a valid hunting license. 

3

 

Hunters must sign in at the clubhouse before training or hunting any type of game. Include name, membership number, license number, time in and when leaving, time out and harvest.

4

 

Hunter must wear fluorescent orange hat and coat or vest consistent with state regulations. 

5

 

The club badge must be worn where it can be easily seen.

6

 

There is a 50 yard buffer zone around each of the planted fields. No tree stands are allowed inside this buffer zone.

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At 9:45 am, an audible warning will be given over the club PA system to alert hunters to leave the areas behind the skeet, trap and rifle range. At 10:00 am, a final audible warning will be given indicating commencement of fire at the Trap facility. All hunters should have cleared the area behind the Trap fields by this time. After 10:00 am you must go in and out of the woods using the road up past skeet. After 11:00 am skeet, pistol and rifle ranges open but hunting may continue 100 yards beyond the top pond (fly fishing pond), After 11:00 am all areas behind and/or near active ranges must be avoided.

8

 

Off limit shooting directions:  No shooting toward skeet or trap fields or in direction of clubhouse or any areas posted with NO HUNTING signs.

9

 

You will be allowed to take 2 pheasants per day and a weekly total of 4 pheasants.  Second bird must not be taken until after 9:00 am.

10

 

Fees: refer to stocking schedule posted in the club house and on the club’s website for applicable fees.

11

 

Junior Members do not pay any fees to hunt and are allowed to take 2 pheasants per day (1 before and 1 after 9AM), 4 pheasants per week.

12

 

Quail will not be stocked or hunted on club property for general hunting purposes. Quail may be brought in for the purposes of dog training during non-hunting seasons with appropriate notification given to the game committee chairman. No rabbits or grouse are to be shot on club property.

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Dog (hunting/training): No dog training before 11:00 am on Saturday or Sunday during hunting season.

 

a.

Saturdays – Pointers on West side of brook, flushers on east side of brook. 

Area assignment applies until 9:00 am, after 9:00 am, any dog on either side, while following all other rules.

 

b.

Sundays – Pointers on East side of brook, and flushers on west side of brook.

Area assignment applies until 9:00 am, after 9:00 am, any dog on either side, while following all other rules.

 

c.

On the day of the hunt, at the discretion of the game committee chair, it is up to him to decide who hunts on what sides.

 

d.

After you have gotten a bird, do not let your dog work or flush any other birds, you must leave the hunting area. You may however, allow your dog to work birds for others in your group unless or until they have a bird, and then leave the hunting area.

 

e.

No more than 3 hunters to a group

 

f.

All dogs must wear a bell or beeper collar while hunting.

 

g.

No dogs are to be running free (out of control) while on club property. Dogs must be under their master’s control at all times.

 

h.

There will be NO hunting with, training of, walking or running of female dogs in heat. 

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After 10:00 am you must go in and out of the woods using the road up past skeet.

 

For more information contact:

Norm Fontaine        401 268-8209             This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 


Wallum Lake Rod & Gun Club ♦ 200 Brook Rd. ♦ Harrisville, RI ♦ Chairman: Norm Fontaine 401-268-8209  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
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