Wildfire airs new hunting laws

It’s time to check out the many new laws governing hunting, before you get out there after turkeys, grouse, deer, and more this fall.

On the current edition of Wildfire, cohost Harry Vanderweide and I review the most important new laws. You’ll need permission to place your trail cameras on private land. You must label every grouse you shoot in the unorganized territories. You can now give your any-deer permit to any other hunter.

And the law governing deer driving was clarified. We cover all of this and more.

The second half of the show features a discussion with Ted Koffman, Maine Audubon’s executive director, about some important wildlife and environmental issues.

Wildfire can be seen on the Time Warner network throughout the state on Wednesdays at 7 pm, Fridays at 7:30 pm, Saturdays at 2:30 pm, and Sundays at 9 pm.

You can also watch the show online at maineaudubon.org. In fact, you can watch all of our shows there. Enjoy!

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, georgesmithmaine.com, 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.