Established 1929

Represents the Clubs that Comprise the PCL

The PCL meets monthly on the third Wednesday of the month from September to June with July and August off.
The league has twenty member clubs who send their delegates to discuss issues that affect sportsmen.



No RINOs were hurt in the passage of this law

NSSF, the trade association for the firearm industry, was honored to be present at the White House as President Donald Trump signed into law the Great American Outdoors Act, H.R. 1957 . This historic federal law is among the most meaningful legislative measures for sportsmen conservationists ever. “This is a proud moment for the firearm industry which supported this legislation to see it passed into law by the Trump administration which has kept the promise that public lands and waters belong to all of America’s sportsmen and women,” said Joe Bartozzi, NSSF President and Chief Executive Officer. “The Great American Outdoors Act is bold in its scope and historic in the guarantee that public lands and waters will be accessible to America’s conservation-minded hunters and recreational target shooters. Outdoorsmen and women are the greatest stewards of our natural resources of wildlife, natural habitats, and conservation-minded traditions that pass along the benefit of the preservation of public lands access for all. This law enables current and future generations of Americans to enjoy and preserve our national outdoor heritage.” The Great American Outdoors Act delivers on the promise of sustained wildlife conservation, public land hunting and recreational shooting for current and future generations of outdoorsmen and women. The law was conceived with bipartisan support and ensures full, dedicated funding for the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF). It addresses the maintenance backlog of public lands and water projects across the United States. Those projects include wildlife habitat conservation, road and trail repairs and increased recreational access to our public lands and waters.

Plymouth County League of Sportsmen
Paul Johnson, President
3 Laurie Lane, Carver, MA 02330-1398


April 17, 2020
Governor Charlie Baker
Massachusetts State House
24 Beacon Street Room 280
Boston, MA 02133


Dear Governor Baker,
I am Paul Johnson President of the Plymouth County League of Sportsmen. Our organization represents more than 18,000 sportsmen and women in Plymouth County and surrounding areas.
As we celebrate Patriots Day, we remind our elected officials of their responsibility to protect our civil rights during the current health emergency.
Sportsmen and women of our organization are concerned about your administrations perceived indifference to our rights, concerns and issues. We feel disenfranchised by recent actions closing our range and retailers. We request you work with Gun Owners Action League to rectify the discrimination that our community faces in the Commonwealth.
We request the following specific actions to address our civil rights concerns.
• Issue an emergency order extending all firearms licenses
• Re-classify firearms retailers as “essential” entities.
• Work with Gun Owners Action League to establish health related guidelines for ranges during the shutdown.
• Reactivate State Police safety training subject to reasonable protocols for health concerns.
• Require local licensing authorities to process new applications for firearms licensing subject to reasonable health related guidelines.
Finally, we ask that you seek common ground with Gun Owners Action League and stop working against the interests of the sporting community. You’ve worked hard to burnish your image as a politician that seeks common ground and civility. We have thus far not benefitted from those policies and hope that this will not be the case moving forward.
Sincerely,
Paul Johnson


Rep Vieira and Senator Gobi Letter Supporting Range Openings

Rep David Vieira and senator Ann Gobi have written a letter on behalf of the Sportsmen’s Caucus asking the Baker Administration to “ask for your consideration in amending the Administration’s “COVID-19: Essential Services” designation to include firearm retailers and public shooting range facilities.”

In a state where discrimination of sportsmen and women has become commonplace it’s uplifting to have politicians step up to the plate and support us.

Please join with the Plymouth County League in thanking them for their efforts. Most importantly if you live in their district thank them with your vote and a campaign contribution. 

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PCL Executive Officers 2019

From Left to right:
Vise President Jim Smith, President Paul Johnson, Treasurer Dee Bonney and Secretary Ed Birch


Mission Statement

The purposes for which this league is organized are to conserve, restore and manage the fish, game and other wildlife and its habitat in Plymouth County and its environs, to seek to procure better hunting and fishing for sportsmen and women, to promote and maintain friendly relations between landowners and sportsmen, to cooperate in obtaining proper respect for and observance of  fish and game laws. to engage in activities necessary for the introduction and passage of laws which will favorably affect the above purposes, to promote closer cooperation in matters of common interest to member clubs, and to acquire, hold, maintain, use and dispose of such real and personal property as may be necessary and convenient to carry out the above purposes


Annual Banquet  Saturday  April 25, 2020  at Camp Kiwanee, 1 Camp Kiwanee Rd. ( Off Rt.58) Hanson, Mass. Cocktail hour at 6:00 pm Dinner at 7:00  pm
Tickets are $35.00 per person and tables seat 8. Contact Jim Smith at 508-888-8854 for tickets or additional information.