PSC's Club History

We would like to thank Alan Goddard (Past President 1990) for providing us with a written account of the Petitcodiac Sportsman Club.

In the club history file, you will find a brief history of the club’s early beginnings.

If anyone has more to add to the club history please email the club with the information.

The actual photos can be seen in the Club History album located at the club house.

Petitcodiac Club History by Alan Goddard…

Profile of the Petitcodiac Sportsman's Club

The Petitcodiac Sportsman’s Club offers some of the finest ranges in the province.

See,Range Facilities for a detailed description of each range.

Long Gun Range

The Long Gun Committee holds a variety of .22 rimfire and centerfire shoots throughout the year. These events include Benchrest matches, .22 silhouette matches, Cowboy .22 and Lever Action matches, as well as some Fun shoots. The matches are shot generally from 40 -150 yards depending upon the type of match. Twenty-two (.22) Silhouette matches are held weekly on Wednesday nights from May to September.

Handgun Range

The 50 yard Handgun Range is available for handgun shooting throughout the year.

Trap Range

The Trap Range contains 5 firing points, 16 yard trap singles.  All shotguns, maximum 12 gauge approved.


The Petitcodiac Sportsman’s Club is also actively supporting projects directed towards the angling and the preservation of our streams, lakes and rivers. The club is affiliated with the Atlantic Salmon Federation supporting a venture called “Fish Friends”. This program involves the Havelock, Petitcodiac, and Salisbury area schools. Through this program the club purchases freshwater aquariums which enables these schools to participate in the Fish Friends Program. This program lends to the enrichment and learning of local children and teens by teaching them the life cycle of the atlantic salmon. In these aquariums they raise Inner Bay of Fundy Atlantic Salmon from eggs which are then released once they have reached the salmon fry stage into the Petitcodiac River System.

Hunter Education / Firearms Safety

The Petitcodiac Sportsman’s Club in conjunction with the Department of Natural Resources and the Province of New Brunswick is involved with hunter education and firearms safety putting on courses periodically. Please contact Sussex DNR for the next available course.