13 December 2016

Sportsmen's Club 2017 Calendar


       Falls Sundays – 5 Stand - Starting September  - Limited Sunday rentals from Sept. 1st to March 1st       

07 July 2016

MSC Benefit Concert for Fisher House - August 13, 2016 - 1:00 to 9:00 pm

Fisher House Foundation
and Our Veterans
August 13, 2016 - rain or shine
1:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Live music all day - Raffles - BBQ served 2:00 to 6:00PM
Smoked BBQ Chicken, Brisket, Pulled Pork, Burgers, Dogs, Salads & Deserts - BYOB (Beer and Wine only)

Featuring Live Bands ! Details to be posted All net proceeds to benefit Fisher House Foundation

Tickets - $20 in advance
Ticket Sales will begin 6/12/2016 (T.B.A.)

Here's a link to progress being made on a new Fisher House site, being built on the West Haven VA Hospital Campus: http://www.fisherhousect.org/

2015 Fundraiser photos (c) copyright Bernie O'Donnel

23 June 2016

Shadbake Redux ~ Photos shared; taken by Kelvin Cole

<< The Cooking Pit

                  Shucking Clams       >>>



28 May 2016

Shad Bake - Sunday, June 12th 2016

Quite possible the longest continuously operated Planked Shad Bake in Connecticut, the Moodus Sportsmen's Club Annual Shad Bake will be held this year ~ rain or shine ~ on Sunday, June 12th, 2016

PLEASE NOTE This is an earlier date than in past years!

WHAT TIME DOES IT START? Festivities begin at noon . . . although the tickets say "serving until 2 p.m." we'll be there until the food is gone.

TELL US ABOUT WHAT WE ARE HAVING TO EAT. Planked and filleted (that's right, we have already taken care of the bones) shad dinners are a prized culinary treat. The technique - believed to have originated with native tribes - is where shad is nailed to large boards and baked in front of a pit of hot coals, and it is a long held New England tradition.
But there will be plenty of other great things including chowder, venison chili, a variety of cold salads, chicken, hot dogs, watermelon and more. You won't be going away hungry.

Food allergies? Let us know before we serve you.

WHAT ELSE? Stay and play horseshoes, meet up with old friends; get acquainted with new folks in town; enjoy the atmosphere and the view.

WHERE DO I GET TICKETS? For tickets, see any MSC member, stop by the Moodus Package Store, or email the site maintainer for more details.

Advance tickets: Adults $20; over 65 $15; under 5 - $6
Day of event: Adults $25; over 65 $20; under 5 $8 ~ a bargain at the price!

PARKING: Handicapped parking is available by the pavilion. Come early to park. Come early because parking can get hectic. Please follow instructions from the parking lot team! Trucks park down by the target range and fish pond. Overflow parking is at the town beach, as well as along the Old East Haddam-Colchester Turnpike east of the club

19 April 2016

Children's Fishing Derby - May 1st, 2016

Our stocked trout pond opens at 8:00 a.m.
Admission is free! We hope to get the kids to enjoy an outdoor activity.

All children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.


After the morning's adventure, everyone's invited to one of our famous lunches.

Watch this page for more details.

24 March 2016

Bear Hunt in the Fall of 2016?

The Moodus Sportsmen's Club isn't sponsoring this, just letting folks know about the chance to win a guided bear hunt in Maine next Autumn.

The winner will be responsible for lodging, meals and the cost of their own Maine hunting licenses for the event

For a local point of contact you can e-mail Alex Breen ~ huntnfreak@icloud.com

Further contact info is at the bottom of the image. For more info about Mountain View Camp, in Portage Maine,
the following is from their webpage:

Phillip Allen
Mountain View Sporting Camp
Portage, Maine

23 March 2016

East Haddam's Annual Town Wide Clean Up - Saturday April 2, 2016

The Moodus Sportsmen’s Club, and the East Haddam Scout Troops are sponsoring the Annual Town Wide Clean Up Day to be held on Saturday, April 2, 2016.

The goal of these organizations is to coordinate an annual effort to pick up the streets, lakes, streams, and other public access areas in the Town of East Haddam. Would your organization or individuals in your organization be willing to participate? We are in search of families and groups to pick up sections of the streets in which they live on. Is there a section of town that you or your group would like to take over the stewardship? Could you and your neighbors adopt a street?

This event has been on-going event for at least twenty years. Tons of trash has been picked up over the years keeping our town clean. We picked the beginning of the month versus the traditional end of the month for Earth Day to avoid the growth of poison ivy along the streets and stone walls. Our first major project was the removal of cars, tires, and trash from Babcock Wildlife Management Area in the 1990’s. Removal of the trash and debris keeps the Town safer for the wildlife and our pets and retains the scenic quality we all desire.

We plan to start the pickup at 8:00 a.m. If you wish to join our groups, meets us at the East Haddam Town Hall on Town Street at 8:00 a.m. to pick up garbage bags or start from your own street. Please wear bright colors – hunter’s orange works – and bring work gloves. Materials can be brought directly to the transfer station.

At the conclusion of this pick up day, an invitation is extended to all participating to a picnic at the Moodus Sportsmen’s Club starting at noon and ending at 2 pm. 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. At this time we can inventory the items collected and discuss solutions to reduce these problems. We also will have educational information about the Town’s natural resources and outdoor recreational opportunities that are available to all.