Get outside and brush off the cobwebs from the long winter! Spring mini is being held Saturday May 16th, 2020. This one-day intro will offer participants the chance to complete 3 workshop sessions of their choice. Topics vary, including sessions in forest ecology, wild game cooking, 3 different shooting sports, hunting and fishing skills, basic survival skills and many more.
Participants have the option of a longer afternoon session or 2 shorter sessions. The first session is the
same length for all. After lunch, session 2 is either 4 hours with a short snack/bathroom break in the middle or 2 sessions of 2.5 hours each.
Session I - 9:00-11:45
- Pistol/Handgun Shooting
- Wild Game Cooking
- Fly Fishing Basics -Gear, casting, and fly presentation
- Turkey Hunting Tactics
- Hiking Mt. Christopher: A short moderate forest ecology hike to this glacially carved ledge.
- Wildlife Tracking-Exploring the forest for signs of wildlife
- Archery 101- Learn the basics of shooting and improving accuracy.
- Cast Iron Cooking
Session II - Short Session 12-:45-3:15
- Becoming a Hunter I – Getting started in Hunting
- Canoe Tripping Skills
- Vernal Pools- What lives and thrives here?
- Wild Edibles – Survivalist Skills
- Reading the Forested Landscape-Forest Ecology Hike
- Map and Compass: Topographic Map and route planning for your next hike
- Archery 101-Learn the basics of shooting and improving accuracy
Session II - Full Session 12-:45-5:30 (Will not choose a third session)
- Shotgun Sporting Clays-Improving shotgun skills w/extended shooting time
Session III - 3:00-5:30
- Climb to New Heights! Rock Climbing Basics
- Bass Fishing Tricks and Tactics
- Archery 102: Archery Shooting-Shot Placement and 3-D Shooting
- Preparing Brook Trout for the Table- Cleaning & Cooking Maine’s Favorite Fish!
- Axemanship – Traditions of the Maine Woods
- Campfire Cuisine-Fire cooking, Reflector Ovens, & More
- Tree-stands & Ground-blinds
- Primitive Skills: Wild Edibles-Seeking Nature’s Bounty