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 with more than a full belly!
Saturday, November 4
PRESQUE ISLE: Presque Isle Knights of Columbus Hunter’s Breakfast. 4:30-9:00 a.m. at Knights of Columbus Hall, 12 Chapman St. Contact Knights of Columbus (207-764-0904) FMI
FORT FAIRFIELD: FFHS Class of 2018 Hunter’s Breakfast. 6:00-9:00 a.m. at Knights of Columbus, 184 Main St. Cost: $7/person.
Saturday, November 11
STOCKHOLM: Sportsmen, Inc. 56th Annual and Northern Maine’s Original Hunter’s Breakfast. 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 18
CROSS LAKE: North Lakes Fire and Rescue Hunter’s Breakfast. 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. Cost: $8/adult, $4/child under 12. Door prizes, .22 Henry Golden Boy EMS Tribute Edition rifle raffle.
Got info about a hunter’s breakfast that is not listed here? Email Mark Shea at firstname.lastname@example.org.