There’s always something to do outdoors!

I grew up at the edge of the woods in a small town outside Bangor. We fished at camp every weekend. My father and brother hunted but hunting camp was “no place for girls.” I didn’t step foot in our family camp during hunting season until I was in my early 40’s and only then to pick Dad up to go out to breakfast on a Sunday morning.

Eventually, I bugged my husband to take me hunting so much that he gave in and off we went. It was an uneventful day on the coast and I didn’t go again for five years. This is my fourth year hunting for partridge, bear and deer. I’m pretty good hunting partridge. I still haven’t tagged a bear or deer. Finding a shooter buck in northern Washington County is a challenge.

I spend a lot of time in my kayak, hike, wild harvest foods, spend a lot of time in my kayak, and almost always have my camera with me. I’m a new Hooked On Fishing – Not on Drugs instructor and serve on the board of Friends of Becoming an Outdoors Woman in Maine. My personal blog is found at

Pat Lemieux

About Pat Lemieux

Pat has it all, family, big old house, dogs, a young son and a quarter-life crisis. He blogs about trying to be who he has always been and be who he now needs to be. He enjoys 90's grunge metal, tasty local brews and the outdoors.