Until the early 1970's, Hamburg had a club named the Hamburg Hasenpfeffer Club. The name hasenpfeffer means a highly seasoned dish made of marinated rabbit. The word "hase" meaing hare or rabbit and "pfeffer" meaning pepper.
The club had regular meetings and, when in season, would hold fox hunts on Sunday afternoons. The club was supported then by selling the hides and collecting dues. Many local townspeople and farmers belonged to the club.
When the Hasenpfeffer Club disbanded, most of the money in the treasury was given to various organizations and charities in town. About $200 was then set aside to be used by anyone wishing to re-organize a sportsmans' club in Hamburg.
On January 13, 1975, Hamburg Hunting and Fishing Club was organized. Roger Siewert, our charter president, was the main force in putting our club together. Memberships has grown through the years and at present we have over 50 members.
We have had an annual fish fry since 1979.We serve approximately 2,000 people during the fish fry.All of the money we raise from the fish fry and sportsman's calendar goes to various clubs such as, Conservation Partners of America, Pheasants Forever, and Ducks Unlimited.The proceeds also support the local youth building wood duck boxes.We cover the expenses for the gun training field trip.We also have a local scholarship to area schools for students who go to college to continue their education dealing with natural resources.The students are required to graduate with a degree in the field they specified to HHFC to receive their scholarship.
We are going to be becoming more active in activities as the years progress. We would like to continue finding ways to help out where we can.