Our Location

Club House Loop
off Lynn Mountain Rd
Vale, NC 28168

Mailing Address:

P.O. Box 544
Hickory, NC 28603

Membership Information

What you need to know to join the Catawba Valley Wildlife Club


First let me start off with informing you that this is a family oriented club. Family members are encouraged to participate in the club’s activities which include monthly meetings (with dinner served) and the various events throughout the year; along with the use of all the ranges, trails and other facilities. Since we are primarily a volunteer organization, a minimum of four work days per year are required; a $25/day penalty will be assessed for days not completed. There are exceptions for disabilities and age.

Prior to submitting your application you must attend three monthly meetings or three of our scheduled work days or any combination of both; i.e. two meetings and one work day, two work days and one meeting etc. The reason for these requirements is so that you can get to know a little about the club and the members can get to know you.

Secondly, you must posses either a valid NC Hunter Safety certificate or a NC Permit to Carry license prior to your application. These requirements insure that you have taken some type of formal firearms training.

Having fulfilled the above two requirements, you can submit your application at any of the Board of Director meetings which occur on the first Tuesday of the month. You will be required to have a check for the $200 initiation fee plus $200 dues for the year. After June, the dues are prorated on a quarterly basis. You will be required to address the board and explain your reasons for seeking membership and also a little history about yourself. (Just a few minutes.) Three references will be required on the application. By indicating “committees and projects” you would be willing to serve on, be prepared to do so when called. The only reason this club has been voted (seven times) the top wildlife club in North Carolina, with only about 200 members, is because of our volunteers. If you do not want to get involved and participate, this may not be the club for you.

Once your application has been submitted, the membership committee will review it and vote on it at the following board meeting. If approved, you will be notified by phone or e-mail (preferably) and inducted at that month’s regular monthly meeting. An ID card with your picture will be made and you will be required to attend an orientation on the Saturday work day following your induction.

Bill Long - Membership Committee Chairman