The Presque Isle Fish and Game Club has been a part of the Presque Isle community for more than 60 years; bringing people together who have a love for the great outdoors. The club’s passion has caught the attention of the Land Owners Sportsman Advisory Council, earning it an award at a recent banquet in Augusta.
The Presque Isle Fish and Game Club was presented a plaque and water color painting for winning the Outstanding Land User Group Award, recognizing the club for it’s use of recreational resources.
President of the Presque Isle Fish and Game Club Barry Flood said, “Very proud, it’s a very prestigious award that means a lot to us as a club, means a lot to us that we were nominated by the folks at North Maine Woods.”
The Executive Director of the North Maine Woods says, the nomination is well deserved.
Executive Director of the North Maine Woods Albro Cowperthwaite said, “Presque Isle Fish and Game Club is one of the most unique ones north of Bangor, all they do for Aroostook County with their Sportsman shows, gun shows, they send a lot of children from Aroostook County to the Conservation camps. They certainly deserve it, I’ve watched the club in action for over 25 years or longer.
From hunting to snow mobiling, the intent of the Presque Isle Fish and Game Club’s is to educate and promote outdoor recreational pursuits. And that is what helped it earn the title of Land User of the Year; for it’s responsible use of private land for recreational activities.
Director of the Presque Isle Fish and Game Club Peter Hilton said, “It reinforces all our efforts towards encouraging wise and varied use of the outdoors in many and all respects. We have members who are hunters, we have members who fish, members who only camp.”
The club has 220 members that span generations some as young as 10 and others as old as 90; members who all share a love for the great outdoors.
The President of the Presque Isle Fish and Game Club says they hope to make expansions and have a larger building in order to accommodate a larger group of members. The club has monthly supper meetings during the last Tuesday of each month.