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An Educated Public is Nature's Best Defense!

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.
Thank you!

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!



Fly Fishing - JT's Fly Shop

Fresh Water Fishing Guides of New England-Matt Demarris

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 

 Thompson Center Arms 

US Sportsman's Alliance

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



Fly Line casting-Brad Gage  (New England Outdoors)

.22 Rifle Target Shooting-Taunton Marksmanship UnitThe Massachusetts Shooters Foundation

 Canoeing & Kayaking- Zoar Outdoor

 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

Casting for Recovery

Asian Longhorn Beetle- Mass Dept of Agriculture Resources

Westfield River Watershed Association

Fur Trade Era Reproduction-Lakota Traders


Hunt of a Lifetime


Modern Wildlife Management-Massachusetts Wildlife

Traps and Trapping-Massachussetts Trappers Association

Taxidermy 101-North Worcester Fox & Coon Club


Massachussetts Scholastic Clays Program

McCoy's Action Karate

Mass Geocachers

Wild Game Tasting-Friends of FAWNS

B.O.W. Becoming an Outdoorswoman

Modern Wildlife Management- Division of Fish & Wildlife


Elk & Deer Antlers-Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation  

Farm Animal Petting Zoo-4H and The Shepherds Gate


Animal Tracks and Tracking-MA Division of Fisheries & Wildlife

Fishing Skills-Angler Education, MassWildlife 

Fish filleting and cleaning-Angler Education-MassWildlife

Whitetail Unlimited-Auburn Chapter

Turkey Hunting Basics-Mass. Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation

The Turkey Chicks-NWTF Rhode Island Chapter

Skin & Bones-Mamal ID

Sporting Dog Demonstrations-Upland Dogs-Central Mass. Brittney Club

Outdoor Camping Basics-Deerfield Girl Scout Troop


Smile Smile


Informational Booths

Worcester County League of Sportsman

Hampden County League of Sportsman

Hamilton Rod & Gun Club  information/membership

Smith & Wesson

Foster Parent Recruitment-Mass. Dept. of Social Services, Springfield Office

Thompson Center Arms

Rocky Mt. Elk Foundation

United States Coast Guard Auxillary

Westfield River Watershed Association

Hawks & Falconry-Mass. Falconry and Hawk Trust

Bay Path Archers

Shriners-Melha Sportsman Club