An Educated Public is Nature's Best Defense!
THIS IS A RAIN OR SHINE EVENT!
Bring your umbrellas, raingear, and other weather related gear to the event.
There is ample opportunity to have fun in all kinds of weather!
Only service animals will be allowed on the grounds of the Hamilton Rod & Gun Club. Personal pets will not be permitted to board the shuttle bus to the Big Moe event.
Browse through this area to see the activities in which you can participate, and the demonstrations to be seen at The Big Moe!
Would you like to be a volunteer at the Big Moe?
Click on the volunteer tab at the top of the page and come join the fun! We'll provide your lunch and a free TShirt. Please indicate your TShirt size (small to 3x) in the volunteer form note box.
It's a fun filled day of action that is sure to be a memorable family outing! Be sure to get in early so as not to miss anything!
THESE BOOTHS PROVIDE PRODUCTS AND SERVICES SO YOU CAN CONTINUE THE FUN YOU HAD AT THE BIG MOE ALL YEAR LONG!
Fly Fishing - JT's Fly Shop
Fresh Water Fishing Guides of New England-Matt Demarris
Bees and Honey-Kacklebee Homestead beekeepers
Listed below are skill stations and exhibits we enjoy at the Big Moe.
Many of the groups sponsoring the stations attend this event every year
All of the exhibits are located on the awesome grounds of the Hamilton Rod & Gun Club
Food is available for purchase in the pavillion and at the fish shack at very reasonable prices
Click on the links to learn more about our exhibitors!
Safe Firearms Handling:REQUIRED for all shooting, including archery-Friends of FAWNS
Archery-FAWNS and Hamilton Rod & Gun Club
Petting Zoo: 4-H Program of Massachsetts/National Shooting Sports & MA 4H Club
Air Gun - Hamilton Rod & Gun Club
Fly Tying - Western MA Flyfisherman
Fly Tying- New England Fly tyers
Northeast Pioneer Encampment-Friends of FAWNS
Native Reptiles & Birds of Prey with Marla Isaac, New England Raptor & Reptile Exhibits
Boulder Climbing-KEC Party Rentals
Jr. Rock Wall-Boy Scouts of America, Mohegan Council, Worcester MA
Fly Line casting-Brad Gage (New England Outdoors)
Canoeing & Kayaking
Tomahawk & Knife Throw-Friends of FAWNS
Trap (Shotgun) Shooting-Hamilton Rod & Gun Club
Trap Shooting-Leicester Rod & Gun Club
Mountain Biking-Team BUMS of Central Massachusetts, Southbridge and Sturbridge Bike Shops
Build a Bird Box-Capen Hill Nature Sanctuary, all lumber donated by Hull Forest Products
Forest Management-Hull Forest Products & MassWildlife
Nature Arts and Crafts-Friends of FAWNS
Tree Stand Safety Hunter Safety System-Gerry Lemire, The Elusive Whitetail/Lone Wolf Tree Stand
Asian Longhorn Beetle- Mass Dept of Agriculture Resources
Fur Trade Era Reproduction-Lakota Traders
18th Century Naturalist-Chet Sergey
Birdfeeder Craft Stations-Southbridge YMCA
Modern Wildlife Management-Massachusetts Wildlife
Traps and Trapping-Massachussetts Trappers Association
Taxidermy 101-North Worcester Fox & Coon Club
Ice Fishing Basics-Indian Hill Ice Traps
Massachussetts Scholastic Clays Program
McCoy's Action Karate
Wild Game Tasting-Friends of FAWNS
Elk & Deer Antlers-Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation
Farm Animal Petting Zoo-4H and The Shepherds Gate
Talking Turkey-MA Chapter of the Wild Turkey Federation
Animal Tracks and Tracking-MA Division of Fisheries & Wildlife
Fishing Skills-Angler Education, MassWildlife
Fish filleting and cleaning-Angler Education-MassWildlife
Worcester County League of Sportsman
Hampden County League of Sportsman
Foster Parent Recruitment-Mass. Dept. of Social Services, Springfield Office
United States Coast Guard Auxillary
Hawks & Falconry-Mass. Falconry and Hawk Trust