Bob, Bills, Bears, and Ice Fishing Bans

Bob DuchesneIf you care about hunting and fishing in Maine, you’ll want to listen to Bob Duchesne’s Wild Maine radio show on 92.9 this weekend. The show airs on Saturday (January 24) at 9 am and Sunday at 8 am.

Bob and I offer insight on the 67 bills going to the Inland Fisheries and Wildlife, speculating on the details based on the list of titles we’ve been provided so far. We also talk about the specifics of the seven bills I have proposed.

There are bills on ice and open water fishing, Sunday hunting, deer, moose, bear, and turkeys, landowner relations, marketing of hunting and fishing, and lots more.

You need to know this stuff!

If you can’t listen on Saturday or Sunday, you’ll be able to access the show a little later online at

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 2014, George also won a Maine Press Association award for writing the state's bet sports blog. In 2016, Down East Books published George's book, Maine Sporting Camps, and Islandport Press published George and his wife Linda's travel book, Take It From ME, about their favorite Maine inns and restaurants.