Frequently Asked Questions
MGPA stands for the official name of our club, which is Maryland Game Protective Association, Inc.
You may become a new member by asking a current member (of at least one year in good standing) to become your sponsor. You must be 18 years old and a registered voter.
MGPA members are focused on and work toward conservation of natural resources; promotion of youth hunting, fishing, and shooting; and restocking and reforestation, among other interests. If you enjoy similar activities, we welcome you to apply!
Currently, each new member is responsible for an initiation fee of $150. Each member is responsible for yearly dues of $100 (pro-rated quarterly for new members). Additionally, each member is expected to contribute 20 hours of volunteer time. There are three primary ways to achieve this: 1) volunteer at least 20 hours for work on a committee, 2) contribute to fundraising by selling raffle tickets (currently valued at 1 hr. per $25 of raffle ticket sales), or 3) a combination thereof.
The club amenities include a clubhouse, outdoor recreation and camping area, pavilion, fishing pond, and shooting range.
Membership is restricted to 150 plus life members.
There are two primary ways to gain life membership in MGPA: have 30 years continuous membership or reach age 65 with 10 years continuous membership.
The club’s leadership includes elected officials consisting of a president, vice president, secretary, treasurer, and board of directors. As well, MGPA has committees which are each responsible for various events and activities. Each committee has a chairperson to oversee it.
Yes, MGPA holds public 5-Stand, Groundhog, Precision Rifle, Precision .22, Sporting Clays, and Still Target shooting events as well as hunter safety courses and encouraging youth participation in NRA’s Youth Hunter Education Challenge.