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.

20 February 2014

"March Madness Skeet Shoot Tourney"

Watch here for upcoming details!

In the meantime check this out Giant Skeet Shoot

Hunter Safety / Archery Courses in March

According to the Franklin Wildlife Management Area Field office both classes are fully enrolled.

We can use members to help out with the background on this so let JV or Fran know if you can assist.

Folks are still contacting Franklin to ask about being put on a wait list.

here are our scheduled dates and class times:
MARCH
       DEEP Archery/Bowhunting Course
1     Sunday - 8 am to 4 pm

       DEEP Hunter Safety Course
14    Friday - 6 pm – 9 pm
15    Saturday - 8 am – 5 pm
16    Sunday 8 am - 2 pm


      Info for DEEP Franklin WMA Station:
FRANKLIN WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA - 391 Route 32, North Franklin
Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Phone: (860) 642-7239

The list [http://www.ct.gov/deep/cwp/view.asp?a=2700&q=429848&deepNav_GID=1633] will tell you the class is full (has been since late January, I believe) but persevere... and ask you be added to our stand-by list.

11 February 2014

More Ice Fishing Pictures

From Lake Hayward & from Bashan Lake