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Every Thursday
Trap and Skeet Shooting-
6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Public welcome!
2nd Tuesday of the Month
Membership meeting-
Dinner at 6:00 p.m., Meeting 7:00 p.m. to end
Last Tuesday of every Month
Executive Board Meeting-
7:00 p.m. to end

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 About Us

Welcome to the Nimrod League of Holden sportsmen's club!
The Nimrod League of Holden was established in 1923 to promote, protect, and perpetuate hunting, fishing, and trapping with equal rights for all, special privileges to none, and strict observance of the fish and game laws of this Commonwealth.

Located on Coal Kiln Road in Princeton, Massachusetts, the club occupies 450 picturesque acres of land that straddles the border of Holden and Princeton, MA. The terrain of the land varies from hardwood to conifer forest, including fields, swamp, laurel, rolling hills, and rocky ledge. There are networks of trails that intersect the property that can be used for hiking, camping, and ATV riding (club members only). The land is host to many species including deer, turkey, fox, coyote, moose, bobcat, hare, grouse, pheasant, and more.

As a non-profit organization the Club is maintained through the volunteer efforts of it's members.


PO BOX 254
PHONE: (978) 464-2622 (During club events)

 Club Officials


  • President - Bob Horgan, 508.791.7610
  • Vice President - Chris Craigue, 508.331.9854
  • Treasurer - Chuck Clark, 978.368.1757,
  • Secretary - Rick Spokis, 508.414.3285,


  • Roy Baer, 508.829.5132
  • Vic Schuster, 978.464.5643
  • Don French SR., 508.829.4520
  • Bob Hokanson,508.869.2984
  • Chris Craigue, 508.331.9854
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    Become a Member!

    Membership has it's privileges! As a member of the club you are able to use the club's facilities
    and participate in the programs the club offers including:

  • Use of the rifle and handgun ranges
  • Use of the indoor and outdoor archery ranges
  • Hunt on the Club property
  • Participate in the special upland bird hunt
  • Receive monthly news letter
  • Attend the annual clambake
  • Use your ATV on the Club property
  • Get to know some really great people!

  • How To Become A Member:

    1. Get sponsored by two current members
    2. Fill out the application form and bring it to a Monthly Membership Meeting along with
      a check made out to "Nimrod League of Holden" for $120. ($80 first year's membership fee plus
      a $40 application fee).
    3. Your application will be reviewed at the Monthly Executive Board Meeting then brought
      before the members to vote upon at the next Monthly Membership Meeting.
    4. Once voted in you will be issued a membership card, gate key, decal, and copy of the bylaws.
    5. You will be assigned to a particular committee and we ask each member to contribute
      a minimum of 8 hours of work towards the club. 8 hours might sound like a lot, but you would
      be surprised how easily you can contribute these hours! If you do not contribute 8 work hours
      you will be assessed a $20 surcharge on next year's dues.

    How To Get Sponsored by Two Members:

    1. Stop by the club and socialize with the members
    2. Attend one of our monthly meetings (membership meeting is held the 2nd Tuesday of the month)
    3. Join us on Thursday night for a round of Trap
    4. Attend an archery, trap, or other public event at the Club
    Download Application Form

    Membership Dues:

    Yearly membership dues for the Nimrod League of Holden are as follows:

    • Junior Member (15 - 21 years old) = $40
    • Associate Member = $80
    • Senior Member = $80
    • Half-Life Member (62 and older belonging to the club for 5 years) = $40
    • Full-Life Member (65 and older belonging to the club for 15 years) = Free

    All Members will be assessed a $20 annual administration fee after the first year of service (unless exempted by the Executive Board). The annual administration fee will be waived upon fulfillment of Article XI section V (completion of 8 work hours). New applications will be required to submit a $40 application fee along with the first years dues.

    Yearly membership dues are from January 1 to December 31 and are due by March 31 of the year in which they cover. If a member fails to pay their dues by the March 31st deadline, they will be dropped from the rolls and need to reapply for membership if they wish to rejoin the club.


     Club News

    Nimrod League Newsletters

    Latest Newsletter: June 2010

    Archived Newsletters:




    How to Get to the Club:

    • Take Route 190 to exit 5
    • Take Route 140 North
    • Take a left onto Route 62 West
    • After passing a school on your left, take a left on to Coal Kiln Road
    • The Club will be on your right side, look for the sign.



     Special Committees

    Committees that oversee and manage aspects of the club's operations:

  • ARCHERY—Dave Garceau, (508)341-3428
  • BAR—Bob Horgan, (508)791-7610
  • BIRDS—Kevin Chviruk, (508)523-0742
  • SKEET/5 STAND—Jim DiMauro, (508)485-5215
  • FISH & GAME—Bob Horgan, (508)791-7610
  • GAME DINNER—Bruce Willard, (978)464-0105
  • GROUNDSChris Craigue, (978)331-9854
  • HOUSEJim Gibbons, (508)829-2934
  • KITCHEN—Bob Hokanson and David Oriol (508)981-1177
  • LAND USE—Peter Brewer, (508)464-5261
  • LEADSHOT—Jim DiMauro, (508)485-5215
  • NIMROD BYLAWS—Frank Legare,(508)829-2551
  • HALL RENTALS—Don French, (508)829-9129
  • RIFLE RANGE—Bill Craigue, (978)537-1942
  • SCHOLARSHIP—Roy Baer, (508)829-5132
  • TRAP—Dave Fillow, (508)829-9265
  • WCL DELEGATE—Dave Garceau, (508)341-3428
  • MEMBERSHIP—John Meyer, (508)829-9226
  • REVENUE—Bill Craigue, (978)537-1942



  •  Work Hours & Bylaws

    Work Hours

    Eight work hours are required by every member annually unless you were approved for exemption by the Executive Board for disability or other reasons deemed adequate.

    If you are a committee chairman and would like to submit work hours for a member, you can do so by emailing them to Frank Legare.

    For a more complete explanation of the club's work hour policy, access the notes from the Participatory Committee meeting on December 26, 2000.

    Club Bylaws

    Access the Club's Bylaws to learn more about the rules governing the club.


     For Sale


    If members would like to post items here for sale, please feel free to provide them to me and any photos. You can email:




  • 2008 Nimrod League Ice Fishing Derby
  • 2008 Game Dinner