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Preserving and promoting
Maine’s sporting heritage

Established in 1928, the PCCA is a volunteer organization comprised of sportsmen and sportswomen from the local area

Preserving and promoting
Maine’s sporting heritage

Established in 1928, the PCCA is a volunteer organization comprised of sportsmen and sportswomen from the local area

Since its founding in 1928, the Penobscot County Conservation Association has worked to preserve our sporting heritage, to support
wildlife conservation, and to promote sportsmanship for the common good.

Why You should Choose PCCA

Preserving and Promoting our Outdoor Heritage is important to all that enjoys all of Maine’s great outdoors,
from Hunting, Fishing, ATVing, Snowmobiling, Hiking and more, the PCCA works to Preserve and Promote these
as well as promoting solid Landowner Relationships, it's an effort that takes all of us, so please consider
joining the PCCA to help preserve the future of our Outdoor Heritage.

Established nearly 100 years ago

Established nearly 100 years ago


Established nearly 100 years ago in 1928, the Penobscot County Conservation Association (PCCA) stands as a venerable institution dedicated to the preservation and promotion of Maine's rich sporting heritage.

Focus on Educating Maine Youth

Focus on Educating Maine Youth


A major focus of the PCCA is to expose Maine youth to the traditions of hunting, fishing, and outdoor lore, and to provide opportunities for them to participate in outdoor activities. Toward this end we support conservation camps and provide scholarships for youth to attend them, we offer hunter safety instruction, merit badge counseling, youth activity days, and other youth-oriented functions.

Flexible Memberships

Flexible Memberships


Unlock the essence of Maine's sporting heritage with our Flexible Memberships feature, preserving and promoting a tradition deeply rooted in the state's rich outdoor legacy.

Scholarships

Scholarships


We invest in conservation by sponsoring scholarships at the University of Maine and Husson University. In 2010, we celebrated over 50 years of support to the University of Maine. We look forward to continuing our support of students working to become conservation professionals.

Monthly Dinner Meetings

Monthly Dinner Meetings


We meet for our monthly dinner meeting on the first Thursday of every month, except July and August. Dinner starts at 6pm, we have a special guest speaker and program on a Conservation topic. Our dinner meetings are a great way to meet Conservation minded folks, learn what projects are taking place in our area, and to learn more about what PCCA is all about.

Promoting Maine Sporting Heritage

Promoting Maine Sporting Heritage


The PCCA is a volunteer organization comprised of sportsmen and sportswomen from the local area. Our organization got its start back in 1928 when 100 prominent local sportsmen met and formed the Penobscot County Fish and Game Association. Since that time our members have been active in preserving our sporting heritage with special emphasis on exposing youth to the traditions of hunting, fishing and outdoor lore. In early years the Club focused on managing fish and game populations through regulation and stocking. The Club argued for bag limits and seasons for fish, recommended stocking of specific waters, and raised and released pheasants and turkeys to augment natural populations. Over time these activities gave way to broader concerns for conservation education, habitat improvement and public access to recreational lands. In 1951 the name of the organization was changed to the Penobscot County Conservation Association in recognition of its broader mission.

Memberships

We are looking for members, willing to share their time, talents, and treasures with us. Prospective members must be sponsored by a current member and be approved by the Board of Directors. To obtain an application, talk to a current member and attend one of our monthly meetings. We meet on the first Thursday of every month, except July and August, with dinner served at 6:00 PM followed by a speaker and program on a conservation topic. Upon acceptance of your application, you will be notified by mail and sent a membership packet.

Family Membership (2 adults and all children in the household under 18.) Application and Annual Renewal Dues = $60.00.

Individual Membership Application and Annual Renewal Dues = $40.00.

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Eastern Maine Sportsman Show

The Penobscot County Conservation Association produces this show every March, an annual rite of spring for Sportsmen and Sportswomen in Eastern Maine and beyond for more than 80 years, featuring Vendors, Exhibitors, and Educational Seminars.

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Bangor Gun Show

The PCCA Bangor Gun Show is the Bangor areas premiere Gun Show, produced annually every September for over 30 years.

The PCCA Bangor Gun Show hosts approximately 100 Vendors, with Firearms, Knives of all shapes and sizes, Outdoor Gear, Electric Bikes, and more, be sure to stop in and check us out.

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Schoodic Lake Tournaments

Dive into the thrill of angling adventures with the Penobscot County Conservation Association’s Schoodic Lake Tournaments. Established in 1928, our organization has been dedicated to preserving and promoting Maine’s sporting heritage, and the Schoodic Lake Tournaments exemplify our commitment to the time-honored tradition of fishing.

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Archery Club

Through the PCCA Archery Program, Archers from age 8 to adult, learn the USA Archery Steps of Shooting, from beginner instruction to Advanced Archery skills,

3 week classes are held on Mondays, every month except June, July, and December.

Classes are $35, for all 3 weeks, and includes use of our Archery equipment, or students can bring their own, any equipment brought must pass Safety inspection.

See Archery page for more information.

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Scholarships

In our ongoing commitment to preserving and promoting Maine’s rich sporting heritage, the Penobscot County Conservation Association (PCCA) proudly supports the education and development of future leaders in conservation and outdoor pursuits. Established in 1928, PCCA is more than just a volunteer organization of passionate sportsmen and sportswomen; we are dedicated to fostering the next generation’s love for the outdoors.

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High Praise From Our Members

Hear firsthand accounts from the passionate sportsmen and sportswomen
who make up our dedicated volunteer community from the local area.