Great interview with former DIFW Commissioner Chandler Woodcock

Scott Milewski of Augusta has started a great website with podcasts of interviews with Mainers throughout the state. Scott spent several hours at my house for one of his first podcasts. It was really more of a conversation that I thoroughly enjoyed.

I really like Scott’s focus on family stories, as he dives into each person’s life story. For example, his latest podcast is with Senator Susan Collins, but it’s not about politics. It’s a fascinating look at Susan’s life and family, and her experiences growing up in Aroostook County.

One of his recent podcasts is with former DIFW Commissioner Chandler Woodcock. They do talk about Chan’s experiences at DIFW, but a lot of the conversation ranges from his childhood to his many grandchildren. The interview reminded me of why I have always liked and admired Chan.

I hope you will check out Scott’s podcasts, and enjoy them as much as I do. You can access them 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.