ABOUT US

Club-House - Built in 1936

About The Sportsmen's Club

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Privately situated in the lower Catskill Mountains in Ulster County just outside of Woodstock lies 185 plus acres of land that includes a stocked 30-acre lake. Surrounded by 828 acre of NYS protected land assures that this land will be forever conserved. This beautiful setting is home for the Wittenberg Sportsmen’s Club founded in 1930.

A unique and active organization, the Wittenberg Sportsmen’s Club consists of serious yet friendly outdoor types who enjoy involving themselves in all aspects of their callings: hunting, fishing, target shooting, archery, hiking, picnicking, and most of all, preserving the quality of life for those who enjoy the out-of-doors. 

The Wittenberg Sportsmen’s Club is a members-only club and is incorporated as a not-for-profit corporation under the State of New York. An elected board of directors and trustees, president, vice-president, and secretary-treasurer governs the club.

The primary purpose of the Club is to conserve and protect the fish and game of the area, conserve our waters, lands and forest, to protect our right to keep and bear arms, to sponsor and promote good sportsmanship through proficiency in marksmanship of all forms and kinds, and to advocate and instruct safety in the practice of the same.

Just miles up the road we have a completely separate parcel that is home to our clubhouse built in 1936. This rustic cabin in the woods has provided members with a gathering place for winter meetings, member and family events and many community events including game dinners, Christmas party’s, pumpkin carving night, birthday and anniversary party’s and even wedding receptions.

The Club operates through the efforts of a great number of volunteers, and all members share in the responsibility of assisting in keeping the Club clean, safe, and well maintained to assure it’s use by future generations.

Our History

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The Wittenberg Sportsmen’s Club was chartered in 1930. Charter members were:

  • Oscar Angevine
  • Walter Angevine
  • Marshall Angevine
  • Luther Bonesteel
  • Ed Baum
  • Frank Bensing
  • James Contessa,
  • Roger Elting
  • Robert Elting
  • George Leonard Sr.
  • Herman Oxhandler
  • Albert Phillips
  • Emil Rathgeber
  • Harley Nelson
  • James A., Nelson
  • Les Nelson
  • Victor Shultis
  • Bill Spanhake Sr.,
  • Floyd Stone
  • David Vandebogart
  • Aaron Vandebogart
  • Lloyd Van Etten

The clubhouse was built 1936 (turning 80 in 2016).

The club pond was created 1969.

Tom’s grandson being persistent, his mom & little brother and Taylor Oakes giving it a shot!

Building A Future

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Wittenberg Sportsmen’s Club is a family oriented club that encourages the spirit of sportsmanship. The Club provides several special events through the year to include activities for families to participate in together, and create a sense of community. We also offer yearly hunter safety courses as well as, one on one personal safety instruction by our range safety officers. Each year the club sponsors at least two children to a weeklong overnight DEC camp where they will be exposed to nature and develop a love for the great outdoors.

Fun and Entertainment

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Ultimately, Th Wittenberg Sportsmen’s Club is a place to come and enjoy yourself and the beauty of nature. Our goal is to offer a wide range of activities and events to satisfy a wide range of interests.

Be sure to check out our events calendar and news sections to see what’s been going on and what’s to come.

 

Vine Van Gogh - Cheri Scully, Gail Bradney, Tracy Oakes, Dawn & Rene Giuditta

WHAT WE OFFER

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Everything you’d want in a Sportsmen’s Club and more

The 185 acre private facility is abundant with wildlife including deer, bear, rabbit, wild turkey, squirrels, beavers, otters and an occasional duck or Canadian goose on the pond and includes:

Outdoor picnic pavilion, with the lake as a backdrop

Fishing Shanty with woodstove to keep you warm in the winter months while Ice Fishing

Trap Shooting

3-D and Field Archery Ranges

100 Yard Rifle Range

Pistol Range

Black Powder Range

Stocked Fishing Lake

Just miles up the road we have a completely separate parcel that is home to our clubhouse built in 1936. This rustic cabin in the woods has provided members with a gathering place for winter meetings, member and family events and many community events including game dinners, Christmas party’s, pumpkin carving night, birthday and anniversary party’s and even wedding receptions.

 

Dig deeper and find out more about our services:

RANGES     ARCHERY     FISHING