PENOBSCOT TRAILS – PCCA NEWSLETTER

The PCCA is a volunteer organization comprised of sportsmen and sportswomen from the local area. Formed in 1928, the purpose is to promote and preserve our sporting heritage and wildlife in Penobscot County, Maine. We raise money for conservation projects, wildlife college scholarships, and various adult and youth sporting programs.

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October 2017

PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE

October: As I started composing this message, I was travelling north for the start of duck season along with some lucky moose hunters looking forward to the first week of their season. The truck’s thermometer was reading 85 degrees! The gardener in me loves these extended growing seasons with warm temps and lack of frosts. It helps tip the balance of green tomatoes to red in favor of the reds. But, as a long time hunter, it just does not feel right to duck hunt with 80 degree on the thermometer and Ben’s mosquito repellant a required piece of equipment. Climate change is real and it affects us as well as the critters we pursue. On our level, we all need to adapt to the changes and help protect wildlife habitat so they have a chance to adapt as well.  

For our October meeting, we have invited the U Maine student scholarship winners to join us and share their backgrounds and aspirations for the future. Perhaps some of them will be the leaders who help learn about moose, deer, great blue herons, etc. and climate change. I hope you can come and meet the students and learn about the Club’s accomplishments in the past month and hear about some future activities.

Sincerely,
Barry Burgason

President

It is with great sadness that this club has lost a most dedicated and loyal member that any club could have. Paul Colburn passed away this week at the age of 93. He has been a member of this club since 1975, was a Past Master, served on the Board of Directors for several years, Headed the Sportsman Show many years as well. He was at the September meeting and sold meal tickets at the door. He will certainly be missed.

THE FOURTIETH ANNUAL BANGOR GUN SHOW WAS AT ANAH SHRINE – 1404 BROADWAY, BANGOR, MAINE ON SEPTEMBER 9TH & 10TH. THE ATTENDANCE WAS DOWN BY ABOUT 280 PEOPLE FROM LAST YEAR. THAT BEING SAID WE ARE LOOKING AT A MUCH LESS NET INCOME FROM LAST YEAR. MANY THANKS GO OUT TO ALL THAT WORKED AT THE SHOW, SETTING UP, AND CLOSING. WITHOUT WILLING VOLUNTEERS THE PROGRAMS THAT WE DO WOULD NOT HAPPEN. THANK YOU ALL!!!

UPCOMING EVENTS

OCTOBER PCCA MEETING IS THURSDAY THE 5H AT 6:00 P.M. THE MEAL WILL BE HAM WITH VEGETABLES, SALAD, AND DESSERT. THE COST IS $10.00.

 

MEMBER’S HUNTER BREAKFAST AND CLAY PIGEON SHOOT AT STETSON CAMP,

OCTOBER 7TH BREAKFAST WILL BE COOKED BY DOUG AND CINDY MERRILL AND WILL BE THERE ANYTIME AFTER 7AM. COME HAVE A GOOD TIME AND GREAT FELLOWSHIP WIITH OTHER MEMBERS.    

 

PCCA CLUB CLEANUP DAY WILL BE OCTOBER 8TH STARTING AT 8AM. THERE ARE MANY THINGS THAT NEED TO BE DONE BOTH INSIDE AND OUTSIDE. ANYONE INTERESTED IN MEETING FOR BREAKFAST BEFORE THE CLEANUP CAN JOIN OTHERS AT CITY SIDE RESTAURANT AT 7AM. IT IS LOCATED BESIDE PARADIS SHOP AND SAVE IN THE NORTH BREWER SHOPPING MALL. MANY HANDS MAKE LIGHT WORK SO COME AND HELP KEEP OUR BUILDING AND LAND IN GOOD SHAPE.

HUNTER SAFETY CLASSES AT CLUB HOUSE IN BREWER ON OCTOBER 14TH AND 15TH. VOLUNTEERS ARE NEEDED. SEE TONY RICHARD AT THE OCTOBER CLUB MEETING.

PUBLIC HUNTER’S BREAKFAST AT CLUB HOUSE IN BREWER ON NOVEMBER 18TH STARTING AT 4:30 AM VOLUNTEERS ARE NEEDED AS WELL. SEE NANCY HATCH TO HELP

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UNPAID CLUB DUES FOR THE JUNE 1,2017-MAY 31, 2018 YEAR ARE NOW PASS DUE. IF DUES AREN’T PAID BY NOVEMBER 1ST A REMINDER WILL BE SENT TO YOU. PLEASE KEEP US INFORMED OF ANY ADDRESS OR NAME CHANGES TO YOUR MEMBERSHIP. ANNUAL DUES FOR SINGLE MEMBERSHIP IS $25.00 AND FAMILY MEMBERSHIPS ARE $45.00.

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