Durham County Wildlife Club

The Durham County Wildlife Club is located off Hopson Road in the heart of the Research Triangle Park, within minutes of Raleigh-Durham International Airport, and convenient to the Raleigh / Durham / Chapel Hill areas of central North Carolina.

DCWC Skeet Range

Primarily a shotgun oriented facility offering trap, skeet, and sporting clays, the club does include a pistol range, with target positions out to 100 meters. (Only .22 rim fire rifles, or pistols firing "classical pistol cartridges" may be used. Not allowed are pistols firing high-intensity bottle-neck type rifle cartridges or ANY center fire rifle. Black powder pistols are allowed, but not BP rifles.)

More than just "a place to shoot," the club has 96 acres of land, which includes an eleven acre lake complete with picnic tables and a large clubhouse. These are in addition to the well manicured shooting facilities. Forty acres of the property remain wooded, offering a serene respite from the pressures of life in the Triangle.

The club grounds and clubhouse are available for use to community minded civic and sports-person's organizations, and are currently used by groups such as the Boy Scouts of America, The Durham J-C's, The Triangle Fly-Fishermen and others.

If you are interested in becoming a member of the Durham County Wildlife Club please click the "How to Join" link on the sidebar to your left.

No hunting is allowed on any of the club's grounds.

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Lake trout need a new home

Created on April 13th, 2014 by rking

Time is  Running Out for the Trout

The trout  catch and release rules at the lake were suspended April 6.   Rainbow trout won’t survive water  temps above 75 degrees.  That means  trout are unlikely to survive mid-May.   If you’ve been waiting to fish for  them when you could keep them, now’s the time.  Each day that passes the lake’s surface  will get warmer pushing the trout deeper into the colder deeper water.  You’ll have to fish deeper for  them.  If we don’t get them out the  turtles, osprey, largemouth bass, and  the rest of nature’s cleanup  crew will get what’s left; dead or alive.

The Lake  Committee and the DCWC leadership want to thank everyone that enjoyed the  special winter trout fishery this year for the sportsmanship they showed  observing the catch and release rules.   It was clearly a popular fishery, an argument for doing it again this  winter and starting a couple of months  earlier.    Scott Van Horn     Lake Chairman


Gunsmith Pylinski onsite April 22-26

Created on March 18th, 2014 by rking

Gunsmith Laurence Pylinski will be onsite April 22-26. Contact 804-357-2393 / www.pylinskiarms.com


For person wanting to join DCWC

Created on February 15th, 2014 by rking

There are two steps listed to your left at “how to join” on this page that must be done before you would be contacted and invited to join DCWC. They are (1), print a paper copy of the form and bring/mail it to the club, (2) fill out the online form and submit as directed. If we do not receive both of these forms there will be no contact. If you have applied in the past and not done both of these actions there will be no contact.


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