An Educated Public is Nature’s Best Defense! Dozens of great activity stations for all ages.

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. 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!

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 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. 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 Unit, The 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