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Fish and Game Association Celebrates 92nd Annual Meeting

May 04, 2011
BERLIN — Two-hundred-eighty sportsmen and sportswomen enjoyed a catered meal and the presentation of numerous awards at the 92nd annual banquet and fundraiser of the Androscoggin Valley Fish and Game Association at St. Anne's hall the evening of April 28.

The evening began with a buffet dinner served by White Mountain Chalet Caterers, followed by brief remarks from several dignitaries, including District 1 Executive Councilor Ray Burton, Berlin City Mayor Paul Grenier, and Fish and Game Lieutenant Doug Gralenski, who introduced other wardens and biologists serving the district. Following their remarks, several awards were presented and raffle prizes were awarded to those in attendance.

Association president Robert Pelchat, with nearly a third of a century of service to the club, received the sportsman of the year award. The outstanding director award went to Robert Rodrigue, a former president of the club.

Hunting awards were presented to Danny Bisson for the largest buck shot in 2010 and also for the largest coyote shot last year, to Maurice Croteau for the largest doe, and to Jason Dumont for the deer with the closest average weight.

Fishing awards went to Trevor Dube for the largest rainbow trout, Claude Lemelin for the largest brook trout and the largest smallmouth bass, Henry Lemieux for the largest brown trout, and to Ryan Fortin for the largest northern pike. There were no entries in the lake trout, landlocked salmon, largemouth bass and pickerel categories.

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