Norco Sportsman Club was established in 1937
The Norco Club was formed in 1937 by a group of sportsmen who worked at the former Norton Company in Worcester. In 1947 club members purchased three parcels of land totaling 305 acres and in 1999 bought another 45 acres. The clubhouse was once an engineering shack used in the construction of Norton’s Machine Division on Brooks Street in Worcester where the Showcase North movie theater now stands. It was cut in half and moved to the Houghton Road site. The remnants of a cellar hole of the home of Joshua Wilder, the first settler in Princeton in 1742, are on the property. The area was cleaned up as part of an Eagle Scout project and has been marked and identified as a historical site.
The club is a private organization, with present membership approaching 300 that educate adults and youth about the outdoors. The club holds classes in hunting, sporting clays, trap shooting, and has a rifle and archery range. The Norco Club is in a forestry/wildlife management program and the land consists of hardwood and pine forest, open fields, a trout stream (East Wachusett Brook), the trout pond, and a natural three-acre wetland habitat. The club offers deer hunting and stocked pheasant hunting as well as rifle and pistol shooting ranges, trap range, archery target station and archery shooting course. The clubhouse has a meeting and function room, commercially equipped kitchen, bar and pool table. The grounds include parking for 100 cars and a 10-by-30 covered barbecue and half-acre of manicured lawn for outdoor activities.
Hours for the clubhouse and ranges are posted below. Year-round activities are found on our Event Calendar web page.
Posting to this website
Every Thursday evening from 6 pm to closing.
Every Saturday afternoon from 2 pm to closing.
Except as otherwise noted in the monthly calendar or news