Knox County Fish & Game Education Programs
Knox County Fish & Game provides a variety of educational programs for our members and the public. We call our Educational Programs “R3” for Recruitment, Retention and Reactivation. There has been a significant decline over the past several years in people participating in outdoor recreation activities especially hunting and other shooting sports as well as fishing. There is a nationwide R3 effort to increase the number of people using the outdoors for recreational activities. We believe it is important to provide opportunities for people to learn these lifetime outdoor skills in a safe, non-threatening environment with our team of volunteer instructors.
Our youth programs are for youngsters ages 10-15. A parent or legal guardian must attend also attend. We offer and aquatic based program and a shooting sports program.
The aquatic program provides instruction and experience in kayaking and canoeing on Alford Lake. We also provide instruction in fishing skills and the next day those who desire will meet at the Sportsman’s Alliance of Maine’s Youth and Family Outdoor Facility to fish for trout in their stocked pond. In addition, each participant will receive instruction in outdoor responsibility, safety, survival and map and compass. The next program will be Saturday, September 7, 2019
The shooting sports program provides instruction in .22 rifles and archery. Participants receive individual instruction in small groups. The outdoor skills and responsibility component is also a part of this program. The safe handling and use of firearms and bows are the number one priorities of this program. The next program is Saturday, October 5, 2019
Lunch is provided. Participants are asked to bring a side or dessert to share with the group. There is no fee, however, donations to the program will be accepted. For further information or to register contact Vic Maccallum at 975-4447 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ladies Day at the Range
Ladies day is a popular program offered twice a year to ladies 18 years of age or older. Participants are introduced to the safe handling and use of rifles, shotguns, handguns and bow and arrow. The program is limited to 12 participants and instructors provide individual instruction to shooters in small groups. After the program we have a barbecue at our pavilion on Alford Lake. Cost is $20. The next program will be September 21, 2019. For more information or to register contact Vic Maccallum at 975-4447 or email@example.com.
Maine Inland Fisheries & Wildlife Courses
Our Beaver Lodge facility is an ideal location for the IF&W safety classes and is the primary location for most Knox County classes. Classes are offered in Hunting, Bowhunting, Trapping, Crossbow, Boating, ATV and Snowmobile. Information on class requirements and availability can be found on the IFW webside www.maine.gov/ifw/programs-resources/safety-courses/index.html. Our Regional Coordinate is Jasmine Greenleaf who can be contacted at 441-3270 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Remember to send your membership renewal
forms and range waiver in to Bruce.
There is no such thing as being too safe or having too much training. Fortunately for members, we have our own range that's open year 'round, and our weekend shoots are a great place to learn. Click here for more info, and if you're not already a member,
The Knox County Fish & Game Association is a non-profit organization