The Pacific Rod and Gun Club is a hidden jewel nestled on the shores of Lake Merced. It’s the only skeet and trap club within 30 miles of San Francisco, but if it weren’t for the occasional pop of a shotgun, you might not notice its modest clubhouses and dark green field fencing. Outwardly it may seem like the place hasn’t changed much since its ground breaking in 1933. However, a closer look reveals a community of volunteers and members that very much reflects modern San Francisco.
That community is about to be evicted, as the Pacific Rod and Gun Club was recently served a termination notice after negotiations to renew their lease were unsuccessful. Without public support, on August 15th the club will be forced to vacate the land they have been stewards of for the past 78 years. [Read More...]