The key hunting, fishing, conservation, and environmental issues before the legislature this session are previewed on the current episode of Wildfire, the TV talk show I cohost with Harry Vanderweide. The show is owned and produced by Maine Audubon.
Audubon’s lobbyist, Jenn Gray, talks with us in the second half of the show about the environmental issues from mining to ocean temperatures. In the first half of the show, Harry and I discuss the hunting and fishing issues from licensing to rubber worms to exotic animals. Yes, we’ll be talking about rat snakes this session!
Not surprisingly, brook trout issues are on the list for both sportsmen and environmentalists.
Wildfire is aired on the Time Warner channel statewide (channel 9 in most places) on the following days and times: Sundays at 9:30 pm, Wednesdays at 7 pm, Fridays at 7:30 pm, and Saturdays at 2:30 pm. Each episode airs for a two week period, beginning on a Wednesday night.
Sometime soon this episode on legislative issues will also be available on Maine Audubon’s website (www.maineaudubon.org). You can actually watch all the episodes of Wildfire on Audubon’s website. And I also have a link to the shows on my website, www.georgesmithmaine.com.