WRGC in the News

Tihonet Pond Fishing Derby appeals to all ages
June 4, 2017
Wicked Local – Wareham

The event supports WRGC’s youth members, the Associates, and the Associates pitch in and do a great deal of the work that makes the derby a success. Prizes and raffles were made possible through the generosity of Nemasket Kayak Center, M & D’s Bait & Tackle, Sullivan’s Wine and Spirits, The Shirt Shack, and Zecco Marine. And A.D. Makepeace Company, as always, provided the pond.

Families catch a good time at annual fishing derby
June 4, 2017
Wareham Week

Nine-year-old Rebecca Tamburrini of Wareham cast off during her first Wankinquoah Rod and Gun Club Fishing Derby on Sunday. From the shore of Tihonet Pond at A.D. Makepeace headquarters, Rebecca joined roughly 200 other anglers for the long-running derby, now in its 68th year. According to Rebecca’s mom, Renee, she’s following in her older brother’s footsteps, who participated in the event years ago.

OUTDOORS: Fishing season is in full swing in the area
The Enterprise
May 27, 2017

Wankinquoah Rod and Gun Club is holding its annual Tihonet Pond Fishing Derby on Sunday, June 4, from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. at A.D. Makepeace Co., Tihonet Village, Box Mill Hall, 150 Tihonet Road in Wareham. The derby is open to the public with an admission charge of $12 for adults and $3 for children 14 and under.

Tihonet Pond fishing derby set for June 4
Wareham Week
May 23, 2017

The Wankinquoah Road and Gun Club will hold its annual Tihonet Pond Fishing Derby on Sunday, June 4. Check-in begins at 4 a.m. and is continues throughout the day. Fishing takes place from 6 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. followed by an awards presentation at 2 p.m. The derby takes place during the state’s free fishing weekend and fishing licenses are not required. Prizes will be awarded in multiple categories for adults and juniors.

Wankinquoah Rod and Gun Club: Fourth annual ’Mountain Man Competition set for Saturday in Middleboro
May 17, 2017

The fourth annual Mountain Man Competition will be held at the Wankinquoah Rod and Gun Club, located at 92 Pine Street in Middleboro, on Saturday, May 20, 2017. This is a family-oriented event that everyone can enjoy. The event is open to all participants over 12 years of age. You do not have to be a member of the club to compete. There are three classes: men, women, and juniors. A large crowd enjoyed watching the various events last year, which included a timed canoe race, archery, knife and tomahawk throwing, with several other events. These skills were needed by our ancestors to survive in early America as they pushed west to develop our great nation.

Third annual Mountain Man competition thrills large crowd of onlookers
July 7, 2016

The third annual mountain man competition was held at the Wankinquoah Rod and Gun Club in Middleboro on May 21st. Local competitors showcased their skills in eight events including knife and tomahawk throwing, archery, canoeing, and spear throwing to name a few.

Anglers undaunted by rain participate in Wankinquoah Rod and Gun Club’s annual Tihonet Pond Fishing Derby
Wicked Local
June 6, 2016

Rain doesn’t seem to bother fish any and it didn’t seem to bother the fishermen Sunday at the Wankinquoah Rod and Gun Club’s annual Tihonet Pond Fishing Derby, either. Or the fisherwomen, fishergirls or fisherboys. And each group was well represented at the annual event on A.D. Makepeace Company’s Tihonet Pond, despite a fairly constant drizzle and a mid-morning period when the rain came down in buckets.

Mountain Man Competition Will Test Outdoor Skills
Middleboro Gazette
May 16, 2016

The third annual Mountain Man Competition at the Wankinquoah Rod and Gun Club, located at 92 Pine Street in Middleboro, will be held Saturday May 21, 2016. This is a family oriented event that everyone can enjoy. The event is open to the public. Competitors must be over the age of 12 years. There will be trophies for the top three men, the top three women, and the top three juniors (12 to 17 year old competitors).

Open Season: What does malaria in whitetail deer mean?
The Standard-Times
February 20, 2016

According to recent reports, malaria has been discovered in whitetail deer in the Eastern United States. According to Grand View Outdoors’ report this past week, a new scientific study concludes that this particular malaria parasite, which is spread by mosquitoes, is exclusive to whitetails and has been identified in up to 24 percent of the eastern U.S. deer population.

John A. Westgate, Sr.
Wareham Week
January 11, 2016

John A. Westgate, Sr., 82, of West Wareham, died Jan. 10 at home. He was a life member of Wankinquoah Rod and Gun Club where he was an officer and chair of the Board of Directors. He was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed hunting and fishing.

Robert I. Wing
Wareham Week
November 23, 2015

Robert I. Wing, 86, of Marion, died Sunday, Nov. 22 at Tobey Hospital in Wareham. He was a Past President of Wankinquoah Rod and Gun Club.

5 things to enjoy at A.D. Makepeace’s 12th Annual Cranberry Harvest Celebration in Wareham
Wicked Local – Wareham
September 23, 2015

There will be a wide selection of food and beverages. Harpoon Brewery and Westport Rivers Vineyard will be on hand with tastings, and food selections range from the Wankinquoah Rod and Gun Club’s famous lobster rolls to Big Rock Oyster’s renowned shellfish. And, there will be sundry fair foods for delectation.

Kent W. McWilliams, Sr.
Wareham Week
July 13, 2015

Kent W. McWilliams, Sr., 74, of Wareham, passed away July 10 at Tobey Hospital. He was a member of the Wankinquoah Rod and Gun Club in Middleboro. He enjoyed shell fishing, yardwork and most of all spending time with his family.

Gun club, Bay Coalition Combine for Land Preservation
Middleboro Gazette
June 19, 2014
The Buzzards Bay Coalition has teamed up with the Wankinquoah Rod & Gun Club to protect more than 350 acres of land at the headwaters of the Sippican and Weweantic rivers. With federal, state and local partners, 316 acres belonging to the rod & gun club will be permanently protected through conservation restrictions, according to a news release from the coalition. The 3,200 acre Rocky Gutter Wildlife Management Area will expand by 27 acres, improving access for hunters, mountain bikers and wildlife enthusiasts.

Fishing Derby at Tihonet Pond in Wareham Sunday
Wicked Local – Wareham
June 2, 2015

The Wankinquoah Rod and Gun Club will sponsor its annual Tihonet Pond Fishing Derby on Tihonet Pond in Wareham on Sunday, June 7. The A.D. Makepeace Company will host the event.

With their turkey season over, it’s time to fish
The Enterprise
May 16, 2015

The Second Annual Mountain Man Competition will be held at the Wankinquoah Rod and Gun Club, 92 Pine St., Middleboro, on May 30. This is a family-oriented event that everyone can enjoy.

Open Season: How hunters and anglers support wildlife, stimulate economy
The Standard-Times
May 10, 2015

John Clark, 6, of Marion, recently landed a golden trout, one of only two stocked at the Wankinquoah Rod and Gun Club’s trout pond in Middleboro this spring. He caught it while fishing with his dad, Shawn.