Swift River Sportsman’s Club

350 Cold Spring Road, Belchertown MA 01007

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.



Our Members


  • 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


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


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Important News

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

 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.

The Friday Fish Fry starts 2-16-18 and will run through March 30.

Serving from 5PM to 7PM






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. 











$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.

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