Jackman Moose River Region Chamber of Commerce announces their annual hunter appreciation breakfast and supper

November 06, 2007 (PRLEAP.COM) Travel News
The Jackman-Moose River Region Chamber of Commerce (JMRRCOC) announces their annual Deer Season "Hunter’s Supper" at the American Legion on November 15th. This year, a Hunters breakfast will also be served from 4am-8am the same day for those hunters who prefer a big breakfast. For more details, please visit the JMRRCOC website at http://jackmanmaine.org/jackman-maine-highlights.php.

Hunters come to the Jackman region not only for the great hunting opportunities and for a chance at the big buck, but also for the Hunters Supper which is always held the 3rd week of deer season. The feast includes roasted turkey made by Jackmans’ own business owners, stuffing, potatoes, vegetable, and of course homemade desserts. The supper, beginning at 5pm is first come first served but no hunter is ever turned away.

Mike M. said last year "We have been here 2 weeks and it was great to have this wonderful meal. The home made desserts were fantastic. I had 2 pieces of pie while we sat around the tables, talking to other hunters and hearing their stories of the one that said got away."

This year we would like to hear and share those stories, the best Jackman Maine hunting stories, with others. We are offering a "Hunting Tales" contest at the supper. The winner will receive a coupon and raffle book and also have a chance at winning a 2 night stay at one of the accommodations in town. The best hunters’ story will be selected by the Executive committee by January 1, 2008. Entry forms will be available at the hunters Supper and Breakfast and may be dropped off, mailed, or emailed to the JMRRCOC by December 1st, 2007 for eligibility and consideration. Attendance at the feast is not required. Visit the story page at http://jackmanmaine.org/maine-story.php for more information.

Jackman Maine is a hunters dream when going for that trophy weight buck. The biggest buck in the Jackman Region tagged in 2006 was an 8 point 260 pound buck. "You can't kill a trophy buck if you do not hunt where they live" wrote Joe S. who qualified for the Biggest Buck in Maine Club four times in 8 years.

Hunters have been coming to this region since it was settled in 1819 not because of the amount you will find but for the quality of large bucks that have made this region their home. Bill Sheldon of the Maine Sportsman Magazine once wrote "The 'Switzerland of Maine' provides plenty of remote real estate for wide-antlered whitetails to live out their days, never encountering a human scent." Four-five year old bucks weighing in dressed at more than 200 pounds, with an 8 to 10 point rack are common in this region. “Hunting in the Jackman Region in November defines the Maine wilderness experience enjoyed by their forefathers” as there is very little posted land, free access to hunt, you can walk for miles and never see another hunter, and if you prefer to tracking in the snow, remember, the Jackman-Moose River Region gets the snow first.

The businesses in the region do their best to support the hunters’ long days: restaurants and stores open earlier or stay open later, many of the accommodations provide meal plans and guide service, and the Chamber of Commerce offers the Hunters supper to show their appreciation. For additional information regarding the Hunters Supper, the Hunters Breakfast, or about hunting in the Jackman-Moose River Region, contact the Jackman-Moose River Region Chamber of Commerce or visit the website at http://jackmanmaine.org.

The Jackman-Moose River Region Chamber of Commerce was organized for the purpose of advancing the economic, industrial, civic, and general interest of all communities in the trade area of the Jackman-Moose River Region. Area residents and merchants are long accustomed to catering to visitors and wish to continue the tradition by welcoming you to the Jackman-Moose River Region.