Established in 1946, the Swift River Sportsman’s Club covers approximately 400 acres of land. Located near the Herman Covey Wildlife Management Area, our Club borders the Swift River, a prime fishing area with crystal-clear water flowing out of the Quabbin Reservoir.
The Swift River Sportsman’s Club is dedicated to the advancement and preservation of outdoor sports, including but not limited to Archery, Fishing, Field Trials, Hunting, and Target Shooting. We encourage responsible participation in all outdoor sports, and the initiation of Legislation which protects these activities. We support outdoor sports-related education and training, and conservation of game animals, fish, and birds. The woods and fields of our Club help provide a habitat for all wildlife.
We are looking for members for various Committees. Please email swiftriversportsmansclub@ gmail.com to sign up and/or for further information.
This is the perfect opportunity for you to have a say in the future of Swift River Sportsman’s Club. It is also a chance for you to get your hours in.
Events are updated on a regular basis on both Facebook and the website as well.
Following reports of a cow moose having been shot and killed in the area of Shea Avenue and Route 181 sometime before 12-22-15, our Club pledged a reward of $500 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible.
Our initial reward offer was soon enlarged with the following pledges: Stony Brook Farm, $1000; Swift River Preservation Society, $500; Erich Czernich, $250; Peter Bonneau, $250; Carol Sheehan, $25; Chicopee Sportsmen’s Club, $500; Mary Graham, $200; Easthampton Rod and Gun Club, $250; Lou Hermanson, $100; Bill Grimaldi, $250; Ray Mainville, $100; Bob Bliss, $100; Rick Fritsch, $100; Jackie Pilch, $100; Holland Rod and Gun Club, $250. The reward currently totals $4,475 .
We look on this cruel and criminal act as a slap in the face to our community and an insult to all good sportsmen. It has not, and will not, be forgotten. We thank those who have joined us in offering this reward and commend their dedication. We urge anyone with information regarding this incident to contact the Massachusetts Environmental Police at 800-632-8075, or at their website.