22 August 2014

Forest, Farm & Sea Game Dinner ~ September 14th

UPDATED MENU SELECTION as of 8/29/2014

Club Events Calendar - August through December 2014

Monthly members meetings begin at 7:30 PM

AUGUST
4     Monthly Meeting - CANCELLED

Limited Sunday rentals from Sept. 1st to March 1st

SEPTEMBER
       Skeet League starts Sundays in September
8     Monthly Meeting
13   Set up for "Forest, Farm & Sea Game Dinner"
14   "Forest, Farm & Sea Game Dinner"  [Limited seating]
       2 pm [serving time] until 4 pm

OCTOBER
       DEEP Hunter Safety Course  [Advance sign-up required]
3     Friday - 6 pm to 9 pm
4     Saturday - 8 am to 5 pm
5     Sunday - 8 am to 2 pm
6     Monthly Meeting
       DEEP Archery/Bow-hunting Course  [Advance sign-up required]
18   Sunday - 8 am to 4 pm

NOVEMBER
3     Monthly Meeting
15   Prime Rib & Shrimp Dinner  [Limited seating]
16   Fall Work Party
       Rain Date Nov 20
30   Game Harvest Day 8 am start

DECEMBER
1     Monthly Meeting
7     Black Powder Rendezvous
       8 am breakfast
       9 am til 12:30 pm

17 August 2014

Preparing for bow hunting season

Here is a link to a fairly unbiased (yet brief) starter’s guide for someone considering buying a compound bow.
 
Some suggestions for the newcomer to bow-hunting/archery:
 
• Speak to members of the club who already use bows
• Go to the pro shops, (big and small) seek out and find the most knowledgeable staff
• Read up on bows and consider for what and how you plan on using them. 
• If you never had a bow before, you might buy a second hand bow, quiver and accessory equipment from someone getting a newer bow
• Buy your arrows new ~ make certain the span of your arrows meets your own arm length needs.
 
Even if you plan only to do archery target practice by all means, get your bow hunter’s license, and take a certified hunter safety course
 
There will be a certified course offered at the MSC club site in October. You must register with CT DEEP in advance: If you do not see an upcoming course listed, you can also contact the DEEP Franklin Wildlife Management Area office at 860-642-7239 (deep.franklinwildlife@ct.gov)
Once you’ve got all that down, welcome to the world of modern archery and bow hunting.
 
That said, here’s a link from Hunter’s Friend ~ http://www.huntersfriend.com/compound_bow_selection_guide.html
 
Click the following link for online copy of Connecticut's most recent Hunter Safety Manual or print out this briefer 2014 Hunting/Trapping field guide to carry with you.

15 April 2014

Children's Fishing Derby : Sunday May 4 starts at 8 am

The Moodus Sportsmen's Club will hold our annual Children's Fishing Derby on Sunday May 4th. It's open to the public and there is no entry or admission fee for this event.

Junior fishing is not just about ensuring future anglers or fishing license revenues, although that's part of it.

But it is also based firmly on the premise that creating connections between kids and nature ensures a healthy future for them both.

With this in mind, the MSC is once again proud to host this annual event.



The derby begins at 8 a.m. and will run until noon. Hot dogs and other tasty items will be served for lunch.

Bring your youngsters - under age 12, and their fishing gear, and they can get some practice fishing in our stocked pond.

All children must be under adult supervision. It will be a great time for all.

Sponsored by The Original Guilford Coin Exchange


IMAGE CREDIT: The Oregonian / photographer - Joni Kabana.

Hale Ray's Project Graduation : June 27th at MSC

Hale-Ray Project Graduation is hosting a BBQ Fundraiser April 27th, 1:00 to 4:00
at the Moodus Sportsman’s Club.

Come join them for food & fun at this
great community event and help support an alcohol and drug free night for the senior class.

Please help raise money for a great cause and celebrate our seniors' success while enjoying a wonderful meal and conversation at a great location!

ON THE MENU

PULLED PORK, BBQ CHICKEN
BAKED POTATO, BAKED BEANS
COLESLAW & CORN BREAD, DESSERTS
SODA, ICED TEA, LEMONADE
COFFEE & HOT TEA

DOOR PRIZES
TEACUP RAFFLE
LAWN & BOARD GAMES
50/50 RAFFLE
Tickets in advance $10 || Adults at door $12
Kids 10 & under $8 || Seniors $8
Advanced tickets are sold at NHRHS office with Mrs. Tomasi, East Haddam Youth & Family Service, Moodus Package Store and 32 Main or contact Sarah Donner at 860-344-2255

21 March 2014

Town Wide Clean-Up - Saturday April 5th, 2014

It takes a lot to make a town look good, and it can't be done on its own.

So, once again, it's time. Come out and clean up the roadsides with us.

If you want to focus on your own street or a specific area, then call Jim Ventres at the East Haddam Land Use Administrator's Office [860-873-5031] to coordinate the effort or e-mail Will Brady [MSC website coordinator] at moodussportsman@gmail.com.

Anyone who takes part in the effort is invited to the Moodus Sportsmen's Club for one of its famous hearty lunches. Traditional picnic items such as hot dogs, baked beans, coffee and iced tea and lemonade will be served along with the seasonal bounty only a sportsmen’s club could serve.

We can't promise you'll find an armadillo, but sometimes what we find can be pretty strange.

At the lunch gathering we can inventory items collected and talk about ways and solutions to reduce these problems.

We will have information about the Town’s natural resources and outdoor recreational opportunities that are available to all.

This effort is co-sponsored by the Sportsmen's Club, East Haddam Lions and Scout Troop #22.