Welcome to the website of the High Woods Sportsmen's Club.
Thank you for visiting us. Take a look around and enjoy!
About the Club
The High Woods Sportsmen's Club was established in 1955. The purpose of the club is to promote the interest in the conservation of the earth's natural resources, the safe use of firearms and archery equipment and to pass onto our youth the spirit and enthusiasm of archery and firearms skills. The club offers a large clubhouse with a full kitchen as well as 43 acres for the use of hunting for its members only. The facilities include:
- 100yd rifle range
- 50yd rifle range
- 25yd pistol range with several pistol benches
- Blackpowder woods walk on scheduled events
- Year round 14 bag target archery woods walk
- 3-D archery shoots (15 target and/or 30 target) on scheduled events
- Designated archery site-in area with measured distances
- spring, fall and winter archery leagues open to members and non-members. (The club house is roomy enough to offer a 17yd indoor archery range for the winter archery league)
The club meets at our clubhouse every first Thursday night of the month at 7:30 PM. Everyone is welcome to come join us to see the club and meet our friendly members. If, as a prospective member you would like to tour the club, please contact us and we'll find a member in good standing that can escort you over the grounds.
You may easily contact us at (845) 246-4717.
We are a 100% non-profit organization.
Club Officers and Staff
- President - Don Pecora - (845) 224-5321
- Vice President - Charles Baechtle - (845) 382-2499
- Treasurer - Scott Via - (845) 849-5231
- Secretary - Bill Kuhne - (845) 331-8919
- Board Members - Andy Shuma, Henry Yost, Ed Altenau, Ron Sauer, Ted Haendel
- Kitchen Staff - Ted Schueler, Bill Hornbeck, Frank Faluotico
- Grounds Keeping - George Attanasio
- Webmaster - Brett Kropf
- To Email the Club, click the link -> Email High Woods Club
Memberships are currently available!
Please contact the club for membership info at (845) 246-4717. The best way to join our club is to attend a monthly meeting held the first Thursday of every month.
2016 Membership Dues
- Regular 1 Year - $125
- Regular Family (Husband, Wife, household under 18) - $175
- Senior 1 Year (62 and older) - $75
- Senior Family (Husband and Wife, both over 62) - $100
Unlike many other clubs, we do not currently have a policy of required 'work hours'. We understand that many members are not local to the area. We are a family environment, and like any family we hope that members will help out how and when they can because they want to, and not because they are required to in our by-laws.
From NYS Thruway (North or South) Exit 19 : Take NYS Thruway to Exit 19.
After toll booths, take first right off the traffic circle, onto Route 28 west.
Continue on Route 28 west 4.9 miles.
At second stop light, turn right onto Zena Road and go 1.9 miles to 4 way intersection.
Turn right onto Sawkill Road.
Go approximately 4/10's of a mile, turn left onto Zena/Highwoods Road.
Go 1.7 miles and the High Woods Sportsmen's Club will be on the right.
GPS address: 870 Church Rd, Woodstock NY
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We are a member of the Federated Sportsmen's Clubs of Ulster County. This is an organization of independent hunting, fishing, trapping, and shooting clubs throughout Ulster County. The Federation promotes closer relations among outdoor enthusiasts, landowners, the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation and all others interested in conserving wildlife and other natural resources. The Federation assists in the propagation and distribution of fish and game, and works to improve game protection and reduce game law violations. Click on the logo above to reach the federation website.
We are members in good standing of the NRA. As America's foremost defender of Second Amendment rights, the NRA has, since its inception, been the premier firearms education organization in the world. The NRA continues to be the leader in firearms education. Over 50,000 Certified Instructors now train about 750,000 gun owners a year. Courses are available in basic rifle, pistol, shotgun, muzzleloading firearms, personal protection, and even ammunition reloading. Additionally, nearly 1,000 Certified Coaches are specially trained to work with young competitive shooters.
Most importantly, the NRA is protecting our rights and our civil liberties. Please join the NRA or renew your current membership. You can access the NRA membership page by clicking on the logo above.
We are a booster club for the New York Bowhunters. NYB protects your bow hunting rights and privileges from the anti hunters and the animal rights groups. NYB engages these groups, continually defending your bowhunting. Bowhunters enjoy a much longer season in many urban areas because of NYB's hard and dedicated work.
We are a member of the New York State Muzzle-Loaders Association - "dedicated to the continuing support of black powder events, people, and legislation."