Grand Lake Stream

Town News

Dave McCullough

On October 24th the annual youth hunting day takes place. The idea behind this day is for young people to go hunting with a parent or responsible adult is sound. Besides learning about the safe use of firearms the day is a great nature walk letting young people see the Maine “out of doors”.

Here are the 10 commandments of hunter safety taken from when I had taken the Maine Hunter Safety Course.

1) Treat every gun with the respect due a loaded gun. 2) Watch the muzzle. Be able to control the direction of the muzzle even if you should stumble. 3) Be sure of your target and beyond before you pull the trigger. ) 4) Be sure the barrel and action are clear of obstructions and you ammunition is correct for your gun. 5) Unload guns when not in use or have actions open. 6) Never point a gun at anything you do not want to shoot. 7) Never climb a fence or tree or jump at ditch with a loaded gun, never pull a gun toward you by the muzzle, 8) Never shoot a bullet at a flat, hard surface or water. 9) Store guns and ammunition separately beyond the reach of children or careless adults. 10) Avoid alcoholic beverages and other mood altering drugs before and during shooting.

Here is a don’t miss program sponsored by the Downeast Lakes Land Trust!

“Book Series: A Child’s Walk In The Wilderness – Paul Molyneaux on Tuesday, October 27, 2015 - 7:00 PM at the Grand Lake Stream school building. The Downeast Lakes Land Trust is pleased to welcome critically-acclaimed author and journalist Paul Molyneaux and his son Asher to Grand Lake Stream.  East Machias residents, Paul and Asher will be presenting their book, “A Child’s Walk In The Wilderness.’

‘In 2010, then 7-year-old Asher asked his father if they can hike the entire length of the 2,200-mile Appalachian Trail together.  Surprisingly, Paul says yes, and their adventure begins.  From black bears to bull moose, their adventure is the heartfelt, true story of a father and son’s quest for a wilderness escape and learning life lessons along the trail.  Upon completion, Asher became the second youngest thru-hiker in the history of the Appalachian Trail.  For more information, please contact Downeast Lakes Land Trust at (207) 796 – 2100, or email”

 On Friday, October 30, 2015 is the annual GLS ATV Club October Fest. People will gather at 5:00 pm at Chet’s Camps. Bring a dish to share and your own beverage. All are welcome to attend. Call Linda at 796-5095 for additional details. See you there!

The Pine Tree Store has tagged 31 bear and one deer so far this year. In celebration of the hunting season the store has developed a “wolie burger” which includes banana peppers, pepper jack cheese, jalapeno and mayo. Also there is the “grizzly burger” which has tomato, lettuce, cheese and onion rings. It is good to know the store will be open with its various services during the coming seasons.

Your humble correspondent, Dave McCullough, 207-839-4205 or