I was born in Rockland, ME and live in nearby Owls Head.  I have loved the outdoors since a very young age.  My father and mother took me hunting, fishing and camping all through my childhood.  I shot my first deer at the age of seven, with a 410 shotgun.,   I started doing my own reloading when I was twelve years old.  I was also active in Boy Scouts from a young age and reached the rank of Life Scout.  During my teen years I was very active in competitive shooting and was a member of the Maine State Rifle Team for two years.  I enjoy all types of outdoor sports including hunting, fishing, archery, Tomahawk & knife throwing, trap, black powder, slingshot shooting, camping and camp cooking.  I spent many years as a gunsmith for local gun shops as well as on my own. I collect Cast Iron cookware, and love to cook outdoors with it,

My wife Norma and I teach primitive cooking classes for Adult ED and Boy Scouts. My Trapping started when I was 10 yrs. old and trapped my first skunk, I have always enjoyed the challenge of outsmarting animals

My wife,  Norma, and I  have been married for 38 yrs. and have 4 boys  we started our show “Maine Woods’n Waters” in March of 2000 for the Local assess TV channel 7.  We started with our family Moose Hunt video and went from there currently have about 180 programs. 


My name is Maynard L. Stanley, Jr.