After two years off the air, the Wildfire TV Show has been returned to the airwaves by Maine Audubon. Harry Vanderweide and I continue to cohost the show – the only TV talk show that focuses on hunting, fishing, outdoor recreation, conservation, and environmental issues.
Wildfire can be seen on the Time Warner cable station (channel 9 in most places). Each episode runs for two weeks, beginning on a Wednesday night at 7 pm. The show can also be seen on Fridays at 6:30 pm and Sundays at 8:30 pm. Beginning March 16, Wildfire will also air on Saturdays at 7 pm.
If you don’t have Time Warner cable, you can watch the show on Maine Audubon’s website.
The Wildfire episode airing right now features a discussion of Maine Audubon’s bill to ban the sale and use of lead sinkers and jigs weighing one ounce or less and measuring 2 ½ inches or less in length.
Susan Gallo of Maine Audubon offered the research and reasons for the bill, designed to protect loons that are particularly susceptible to lead poisoning after ingesting these sinkers and jigs. And then Don Kleiner, Executive Director of the Maine Professional Guides Association, joined Harry and I to discuss the implications and impacts of the proposal.
We also talked with Don about other bills of interest or concern to the MPGA.
Check it out!