Food, fun, and famous people – in Thorndike!

Don’t miss Maine Sportsman’s Night in Thorndike on Saturday, October 12 at Mount View High School. This will be an amazing event of food, fun, and famous people. Here’s a peak at what you can expect.

An expo filled with vendors. Seminars on sea duck and deer hunting and predator calling. A presentation on Unity College’s fascinating bear study (and yes, it’s still going on after that plane crash!).

You can bring your deer, moose, and bear skulls to be measured by an official of the Maine Antler & Skull Trophy Club. I’ve got one buck whose antlers made the club by a scant one-inch, and another that fell short by that same margin.

You’ll be entertained by the most entertaining game warden in history, John Ford, who will be signing copies of his two fabulous books. You can read my review of his new book on my website.

Of course, there will be other famous game wardens there too, including the officers featured in the wildly popular North Woods Law TV show.

And speaking of TV shows, Duckman Martin, star of A&E’s Duck Dynasty, will be the featured keynote speaker.

Wild game chef Denny Corriveau will feed you, and there will be lots of other food too, plus door prizes galore (including a sea duck hunt).

All of this begins at 1 pm and costs only $16. Be sure to bring the youngsters. If they are under the age of 8 they’ll get in free. But every outdoor kid will love this event.

You can buy tickets and learn more at and on the event’s Facebook page.

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George Smith

About George Smith

George stepped down at the end of 2010 after 18 years as the executive director of the Sportsman’s Alliance of Maine to write full time. He writes a weekly editorial page column in the Kennebec Journal and Waterville Morning Sentinel, a weekly travel column in those same newspapers (with his wife Linda), monthly columns in The Maine Sportsman magazine, two outdoor news blogs (one on his website,, and one on the website of the Bangor Daily News), and special columns for many publications and newsletters. Islandport Press published a book of George's favorite columns, "A Life Lived Outdoors" in 2014. In the spring of 2016, Islandport Press will publish a Maine travel book by George and Linda, and Down East Books will publish a book about Maine sporting camps by George. In 2014 George won an award for the state's best sports blog, from the Maine Press Association.