PLEASANT RIDGE — Pine Grove Programs plans to offer the 2023 Upland Game Bird Hunt, free for veterans and first responders, from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 17, at Pine Grove Lodge, 823 Ridge Road.

The event will include a day of hunting upland game birds, partridge and woodcock, over dogs. The lodge has a number of guides/dog handlers who have volunteered various hunting dogs for this hunt, according to a news release from Paul E. Violette of Pine Grove Programs.

Participants must have a current Maine hunting license. They should bring their own shotgun and shot shells. Hunters must wear two items of hunter orange clothing, to include a hat.

On arrival, participants will be treated to breakfast refreshments, a safety briefing and guide and dog assignments. Lunch will be provided midday.

Participants will be drawn by random lottery from the registrants to fill the 16 available slots.

For more information, visit Those with questions can contact Violette at or 207-672-9200.


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