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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.

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Indoor Range – 20 Yards
Outdoor Range

Target Shooting

Trap Range
Indoor Range – 50 Feet
Outdoor Range – 200 Yards


Foot trail to the Swift River
Swift River Boat Access next door


Indoor Range – 20 Yards
Outdoor Range

Booking a hunt is a great way to experience what our Club has to offer. You don't have to be a member to

Club Events


Member Meetings are held the second Wednesday of the month at 7:30 PM


Attention Members:
Due to the recent issues we have had with trespassing and non-members using our rifle range, we have implemented a new sign-in system for the outside ranges. The sign-in sheet is now inside the clubhouse and all shooters will be required to display a numbered placard at their bench to show they have signed in.
Members will need to enter the clubhouse, sign out a numbered placard, then hang it at the shooting area they use. If a member pulls into the club and sees someone at the range without a placard, the member should approach that person to confirm if they are a paid member. If they are a paid member, they will need to sign in and obtain a placard. If they are not a paid member, they need to be asked to leave the club property.
Members should contact the BOD or any Officer if there are issues or problems that arise.


As it is the electronic/digital age, we would like members to provide their email addresses as another form of club communication. Please email swiftriversportsmansclub@gmail.com and include your name in the subject line. We will add you to our list. Please note we will not inundate you with non-pertinent information. Thanks in advance!

The club needs YOUR help!

We are looking for an Electrician for some minor upgrades. Please contact Jeff at 413-348-5987 or John at 413-237-4375 for further information.

We are looking for members for various Committees.  Please email swiftriversportsmansclub@ gmail.com to sign up and/or for further information.

  • Rifle Range
  • Kitchen
  • Club/Housekeeping
  • Legislation
  • Clam Bake
  • Grounds
  • Trap
  • Archery

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.

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Events are updated on a regular basis on both Facebook and the website as well.


$4,475 and Growing

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.

As always, help is always needed and appreciated at ANY of the events. Please sign up at the club AT LEAST 1 week before the event or message us through Facebook or email swiftriversportsmansclub@gmail.com and we’ll get you on the list!

PLEASE NOTE: As part of our ongoing forestry plan, trees will be being cut soon in the area behind the big field next to the Rifle Range and behind “The Fingers” cutting, down the Mayflower Trail. Please remove your tree stands.

REMINDERS: Please use lead bullets only when shooting on the Indoor Range. No jacketed or semi-jacketed ammo. When shooting at either the Indoor or Outdoor Ranges make sure your rounds hit the backstop. Also, please remember to turn off the lights and secure the clubhouse when you leave.

Visitors to Our Club are Always Welcome But Our Outdoor Shooting Range is Not for Public Use Don’t Shoot Here if You Don’t Belong Here.