George A. Smith of Mount Vernon retired in December of 2010 after 18 years as the executive director of the Sportsman’s Alliance of Maine. He is now a full-time writer. This includes this blog for the website of the Bangor Daily News, an editorial page weekly column The Native Conservative for the Kennebec Journal and Waterville Morning Sentinel, a monthly column The Capitol Report for The Maine Sportsman, a nature/outdoor news blog for Down East magazine’s website, an outdoor news blog for his own website (wwwgeorgesmithmaine.com), and special columns for many newsletters and other publications for organizations including the Maine Tourism Association, Sportsman’s Alliance of Maine, Maine Audubon, and Small Woodland Owners Association. Smith and his wife Linda also write a weekly travel column The Travelin Maine(rs) for the Kennebec Journal and Waterville Morning Sentinel. For eleven years he co- hosted a unique weekly television show called Wildfire, a talk show focused on conservation and environmental issues.
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.