Category archive: Rangeley Region Guides & Sportsmen’s Association

Annual Youth Hunt Breakfast — Passing on a Tradition

The annual youth hunting day breakfast was hosted by the RRG&SA on Saturday, October 25th.  A larger than normal group of 15 children (and 17 adults) enjoyed a hearty breakfast prepared by Club members Doreen Sinnett and Nick Leadley. The meal was free for the children with each child also receiving a complimentary blaze orange Club ball…

Maine Literary Award winner to speak at October 16th meeting

Dr. Andrew Barton, conservation biologist, and Maine Literary Award winner, will be the guest speaker at the Rangeley Region Guides and Sportsmen’s Association on Thursday October 16. 

He is the lead author of the recent book, The Changing Nature of Maine Woods, also the title of his presentation. His research focuses on the response of forests to climate change and natural disturbances. Our monthly meetings are open to the public. The pot luck dinner starts at 5:30pm, followed by a short business meeting before Dr. Barton’s presentation. The Clubhouse is located on Old Skiway Road in Oquossoc.

Guides’ and Sportsmen’s Association & Skeet and Trap Association awarded grants

Guides’ and Sportsmen’s Association & Skeet and Trap Association awarded grants

The Rangeley Region Guides’ and Sportsmen’s Association and the Rangeley Skeet and Trap Association have been notified by Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife that their requests for federal grant funding from the 2013 Maine Range Access Improvement Grant Program have been approved. A total of twelve projects were approved in the statewide competition….

RRG&SA Hunter Safety Program to be held July 28 & 29 and August 4 & 5

The RRG&SA will be holding its annual Hunter Safety training program on July 28 & 29 and August 4 & 5 at the RRG&SA club house on Old Skiway road in Oquossoc.  The course will run from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm each night. Students must attend all evenings and pass a test on the last evening. Students 10 -12 must be accompanied by a parent or…

Wild Apple Tree “Release” Project

Led by Marcia Baker, on Saturday May 24,  seven volunteers from RRG & SA completed the first phase of a wild apple tree project,  clearing trees that were being smothered by competing forest.  Thanks to Joe Haley,  property owner,  16 trees were “released” with 50 more waiting to be cleared.  Apple trees provide vital forage for   deer and wildlife preparing for winter survival.

2014 Sporting Clays and Trap Range Hours Announced

The range will be open Sunday May 25 starting at 1 PM for Trap Shooting.  The regular schedule will start next week on Wed. May 28. Check the range link under facilities for more information.

2014 Rifle and Pistol Range Hours

The RRG&SA Rifle and Pistol Range is open at all times to all club members who have completed and filed a range waiver.

Beginning on June 28, 2014, the range will be open to the general public, for a fee of $5, on the second Wednesday and the last Saturday of each month until October 8, 2014.

Any questions regarding the range, please contact Harold Fay at  

Club Pond – Trout Stocking

125 Brook Trout will be stocked in our pond right before Memorial Day by Sonny Pierce of Shy Beaver hatchery.  The stocking includes 45 trout (sized 10-12 inchers) and 80 trout (sized 8 to 10 inchers).  Bring a youth fishing!

RRGSA presentation “Casting for Recovery” on March 20th

“Casting for Recovery” will be the presentation at the March 20th meeting of the RRGSA at the Oquossoc Club House. The Association is the base for the annual June weekend, where breast cancer survivors each get a guided fishing trip in or around Rangeley.

RRGSA Dinner Meeting to Feature “All You Want to Know about Maine Moose” on February 20th

The Rangeley Region Guides and Sportsmen’s Association will have two very important speakers at the Thursday, February 20 meeting. Lee Kanter, the state moose biologist will be presenting, “All You Want to Know about Maine Moose.” He will be elaborating on the ongoing Maine moose research. In addition, Chandler Woodcock, Commissioner of Maine IF &…