Aroostook Outdoor News: Aroostook Hunter’s Breakfast Edition

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Hunter’s breakfasts are a long-standing and revered tradition here in Aroostook County.

Whether you’re a hunter looking to fuel up before a day in the deer woods or someone looking for a hearty, home-cooked meal, a hunter’s breakfast offers something for just about everyone.

The centerpiece of these small town soirees is simple: it’s all about the food.

Most outfits offer up traditional breakfast fare – usually in huge, all-you-can-eat helpings – at a very reasonable price.

And, because these feasts frequently function as fundraisers for local clubs and organizations, most feature an overabundance of door prizes and raffle prizes to help get people in the door and raise a little extra money for their project.

As an attendee at my share of these breakfast banquets over the years, I have been the lucky recipient of gas cards, hunting hats, sweatshirts, and even a case of oil. Most folks, in my experience, go home with a prize; the luckiest leave with a new rifle or a certificate for full tank of home heating fuel.

So, as deer hunting season approaches and you map out which section of woods you plan to visit in search of the elusive whitetail, don’t forget to include a stop for breakfast.

You might end up going home with more than a full belly!

 

Saturday, October 29

Ashland Fish and Game Club’s Hunter’s Breakfast, Ashland. 4:00-9:00 a.m. at Ashland Fish and Game Club. Gun raffle, door prizes available. Everyone Welcome. Contact Rita Morgan (207-435-4201) FMI

 

Saturday, October 29

Fort Kent Rotary Club Hunter’s Breakfast, Fort Kent. 4:00-9:00 a.m. at Fort Kent Community High School, 84 Pleasant St. Cost: $6/person pre-sale, $7/person at the door; pre-sale available from any Fort Kent Rotarian.

 

Saturday, October 29

Presque Isle Fish and Game Club 67th Annual Hunter’s Breakfast, Presque Isle. 4:00-8:00 a.m. at Presque Isle Fish and Game Club clubhouse, Parsons Road. Cost: $7/person. Menu: two eggs, bacon, homefries, sausage, pancakes, toast!

 

Saturday, October 29

Stockholm American Legion Post 136 Hunter’s Breakfast, Stockholm. 4:30-8:00 a.m. at Stockholm American Legion, 295 Main St. Menu: ham, scrambled eggs, hash browns, French toast, baked beans, coffee, milk, orange juice. Cost: $8/adult, $4/child 10 and under. Door prizes. Raffle prizes: Ruger American .270, 100 gallons of fuel oil, $50 gas card; drawing held 8:00 a.m. day of breakfast.

 

Saturday, October 29

Washburn Rotary Hunter’s Breakfast, Washburn. 4:30-8:00 a.m. at Washburn Trail Runners Clubhouse, 48 Station Rd. Menu: Ham, sausage, home fries, eggs, beans, Mapleton Diner donuts, French toast. Cost: $7/person, $4/child 12 and under. Door prizes. Raffle prizes: 100 gallons fuel oil, $100+ hunting supplies, $25 Wal-Mart gift card.

 

Saturday, October 29

Caribou VFW Hunter’s Breakfast, Caribou. 5:00-8:00 a.m. at Caribou VFW, 9389 Van Buren Rd. Menu: sausage, eggs to order, pancakes, French toast, home fries, coffee, juice. Door prizes. Raffle prizes: p250 Sig Sauer .40 cal. hand gun, $50 gas card, $25 gas card.

 

Saturday, October 29

Madawaska Knights of Columbus Hunter’s Breakfast, Madawaska. 5:00-9:30 a.m. at Knights of Columbus Hall, 172 Fox St. Menu: eggs, French toast, sausage links, bacon, toast, cubed potatoes, beans, ham, juice, coffee. All are welcome! Cost: $7/adult, $4/child 12 and under. Door prizes. 50/50 drawing. Raffle prize: $550 or Rifle. Contact Jason Cyr or Tim Cyr (207-728-4641) FMI

 

Saturday, October 29

19th Annual Camper’s Paradise Hunter’s Breakfast, Westfield. 5:00-8:00 a.m. at Camper’s Paradise, 433 Simpson Rd. Menu: lots of different breakfast foods, including eggs to order, homemade pancakes, bacon, much more! Cost: $6. 50-50 drawing, door prizes.

 

Saturday, October 29

Mars Hill American Legion Hunter’s Breakfast, Mars Hill. 5:00-9:00 a.m. at American Legion William Cousins Post 118, 1 Silver St. Menu: pancakes, sausage, bacon, eggs, juice, coffee, milk; the usual breakfast menu. Do not have to be a hunter to attend. Cost: donation only. Contact Rod Collins (207-425-2120) FMI

 

Saturday, October 29

Island Falls Free-Wheelers ATV Club Hunter’s Breakfast, Island Falls. 6:00-10:00 a.m. at Island Falls Fish and Game Club. Menu: eggs cooked to order, pancakes, French toast, breakfast sausage, bacon, sausage gravy & biscuits, toast, juices, coffee. Cost: donation. Contact Lewis Conrad (207-538-7774) FMI

 

Saturday, October 29

Molunkus Valley Sno Drifters Hunter’s Supper, Sherman. 4:30-6:30 p.m. at Molunkus Valley Sno Drifters Clubhouse. Menu: Homemade baked beans, red hot dogs or ham, coleslaw, potato salad, biscuits, corn bread, variety desserts & drink. Cost: $7/adult, $3.50/child 10 & under. Proceeds to benefit the trails. Contact Deb (207-267-1200) FMI

 

Sunday, October 30

Grand Isle Fire Department Hunter’s Breakfast, Grand Isle. 7:00-11:00 a.m. at Grand Isle Community Center. Cost: $6/person in advance, $7/person at the door. Tickets available from any fireman or at Grand Isle General Store. Gun raffle also available.

 

Sunday, October 30

Bethel Church Hunter’s Breakfast and Blessing, Oakfield. Breakfast: 9:00 a.m. at Bethel Church, 111 Oakfield Smyrna Rd. Service (with hunting theme): 10:00 a.m. Camo clothing welcome, but remember, buck lure is not a cologne! We will pray (Hunter’s blessing) both for success in the hunt and safety during the hunt. Door prizes: 20-gauge shotgun, hunting related items. Must attend service to qualify.

 

Saturday, November 5

Presque Isle Knights of Columbus Hunter’s Breakfast, Presque Isle. 4:30-9:00 a.m. at Knights of Columbus Hall, 12 Chapman St. Contact Knights of Columbus (207-764-0904) FMI

 

Friday, November 11

Sportsmen, Inc. 55th Annual and Northern Maine’s Original Hunter’s Breakfast, Stockholm. 3:00-9:00 a.m. at Sportsmen Inc. Lodge, Axle Siding, 14 mi. north of Caribou on Rt. 161. Cost: $7/adult, $5/child 12 and under. Rifle, fuel oil raffle tickets available at additional cost.

 

Saturday, November 12

North Lakes Hunter’s Breakfast, Sinclair. 4:30-9:30 a.m. at Cross Lake Senior Citizen’s Center, 3136 Caribou Rd. Eggs cooked to order! Come enjoy a hot breakfast, win prizes, and support the regional North Lakes Fire and Rescue Department.

 

Got info about a hunter’s breakfast that is not listed here? Email Mark Shea at mwscshea@gmail.com.

 

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