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Pheasant Hunt Program with Stocked Birds – No Food Program Due to Covid

October 24, 2020 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm


Pheasant Hunting at Norco on Saturdays

2020 is a bit different due to COVID-19 and many things remain the same:

  • Clubhouse building is closed.
  • One restroom to use, from the outside patio first floor with your Norco gate key.
  • Wear a mask when possible, such as when all the hunting groups gather on the front lawn
  • Norco trap & skeet, rifle & pistol, archery and 3D archery ranges are closed all day Saturday … if you notice anyone using these ranges, please advise them to leave for their safety
  • Saturday pheasant hunting at Norco aligns with the state season, mid-October through end-November . Also, you must have a current MA Hunting License.  https://www.mass.gov/info-details/pheasant-hunting-regulations
  • Opening day is Saturday, October 17th

If you are new to pheasant hunting at Norco, here are a few details to plan for and enjoy your outing.

  • volunteers set out first batch of pheasants in the fields at 7:00AM. Open to anyone to help, just show up at  6:45AM ; Hunting starts at 8:00AM
  • volunteers set out second batch of pheasants in the fields at 11:00AM; hunting starts at 1:00PM ; time to go offsite for lunch
  • anyone hunting with dogs should be parked off to the left of the club-house and dogs do their business in the area around the grassy areas between the service road/parking area/dumpster and the edge of the woods. If a dog does relieve themselves on the club lawn in-front of the club or near the archery area entrance, be kind to pickup. Trash cans near club entrance and or the parking lot dumpster.
  • no club provided breakfast  or lunch; no volunteer provided pot luck lunches
  • breakfast on your own before you arrive or brown bag it ; picnic tables on the club patio
  • lunch on your own before you arrive or brown bag it; plenty of time to go offsite for a bite too
  • afternoon hunting  from 1:00 PM until dusk.
  • pheasant wings from dressed birds can left around the dumpster; dog owners are welcome to take some for dog training
  • no shooting at birds sitting/running on the ground to ensure hunting dogs safety. Bird needs to flush and fly before shooting.
  •  give common courtesies  ; e.g. one party in a small field at a time. unless retrieving a downed bird.
  • No field dressing in the woods, only at the club and carcass goes in the trash, unless wings left for dog training next to the dumpster.
  • anything not covered here, ask Bill Whiting, Bill@norco.club

Safe hunting for everyone and best of luck filling your game bag.



October 24, 2020
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Norco Sportsman’s Club
91 Houghton Road
Princeton, MA 01541 United States
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