Tag Archives: Penobscot County Conservation Association

Thousands expected to turn out for 79th annual sportsmen show in Orono

Come mid-March every year, some of us start watching the weather reports a bit more carefully, Are we planning a great adventure? Not really. Are we afraid shoveling snow? Hardly. Instead, we’re dreading the kind of weather that might make folks hunker down and stay home during the annual Eastern Maine Sportsmen’s Show, which is […]

Share your fishing adventures to #FishME

If you’ve been thinking of introducing your kids to ice fishing — or trying it yourself, for that matter — this is your lucky weekend, for a couple of important reasons. First, the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife has announced that Saturday and Sunday are this year’s winter “free fishing weekend,” and folks […]

Our Maine Heritage: Legends of outdoor writing gather for a meal

If you’re an outdoor writer in this state — which I’m very fortunate to be — it won’t take long before someone starts talking about the trailblazers who preceded you. The names are nearly mythical: Just saying one of those names aloud elicits a response. Mention the BDN’s own Bud Leavitt and I can hear […]

Orono show a hit … again

Thousands of outdoorsy Mainers stopped by the University of Maine’s Orono campus over the weekend to check out the 76th Eastern Maine Sportsmen’s Show, which was staged in the Memorial Gym, Stanley Wallace Pool and the newly refurbished New Balance Field House. The star of the show, for me, was the field house itself. As […]

Conservation club plans Outdoor Family Fun Day

According to the latest Weather.com predictions, temps will reach 85 in Bangor on Saturday. Seems to me that means it’s the perfect time to get outdoors … or learn some new outdoor skills indoors. Both options will be available in Brewer as the Penobscot County Conservation Association will hold its annual Outdoor Family Fun Day […]

Bass angler Carter to appear at BDN’s show booth

A couple weeks back, as the crew from BDN Maine Outdoors chatted with folks at the annual Cabin Fever Reliever outdoor show in Brewer, one of the top questions we we received was a new one to us: “How’s Jonathan Carter doing?” Carter, you may recall, is the 30-year-old teacher who grew up in Orrington […]

Outdoor Family Fun Day on tap

Parents looking for a way to introduce their kids to a variety of outdoor activities will have that chance on Saturday, June 2, as the Penobcot County Conservation Association will host its annual Outdoor Family Fun Day at the Brewer clubhouse. The program will run from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m., with an hour-long break […]

74th Eastern Maine Sportsmen’s Show on tap this weekend

Ignore the snow that just fell. Ignore the fact that it was downright cold this morning. Spring is coming. And I can prove it. This weekend the University of Maine campus will be bustling with the area’s annual harbinger of warmer, better things — the Eastern Maine Sportsmen’s Show — taking up residence in the […]

Outdoor shows fast approaching

On a day when overnight temps dropped to 20-below in some sections of the state, it seems appropriate to shake off the chill and start thinking warm thoughts. In these parts, nothing says “warm (er) weather” like an outdoor show. After a long Maine winter, the expos serve as a harbinger of spring, or, at […]