Wildfire targets Maine’s deer and moose management

The sharp decrease in any-deer and moose permits this year should alarm you, and certainly raise questions about the state’s research and management of these key game species.

DSCN3529These are the hot topics on the new episode of TV talk show Wildfire that I host with Harry Vanderweide. The show is produced and sponsored by Maine Audubon.

We invited staff members of Maine’s Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife to be our guest on this show, but they reported that it was a very busy time of year for them and they were unable to do it.

So we tackled the issues without a guest. And you can count on us to continue to raise the important questions about moose and deer management in Maine. Our future as hunters – and the hunting industry – demand it!

Wildfire can be seen on the Time Warner network (Cable station 9 in most places) on Wednesdays at 1:30 pm and 7 pm, Saturdays at 2:30 pm and 9 pm, and Sundays at 9 pm. Each episode airs for a two week period, so you’ve got plenty of chances to see it.

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. George also hosts, with Harry Vanderweide, a TV talk show called Wildfire, now in its 13th year and focused on hunting, fishing, environmental, and conservation issues. The show is owned and produced by Maine Audubon and seen on its website as well as on the Time Warner cable TV station throughout the state.