Category Archives: Fishing

Game Wardens spend less than half their time policing hunting and fishing

wardens patch color

Earlier this year I asked the Maine Warden Service for the latest data on how they spend their time. Unfortunately, the most recent report was issued in 2013. Nothing since then. So that’s the report I obtained from them. The 53 page report is interesting and includes information about where their money comes from, trends […]

State Museum and Library host evening focused on Maine sporting camps

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                My book, titled Maine Sporting Camps, was published in May, with my hope that it will encourage readers to visit sporting camps on a regular basis for the very best outdoor experiences. On Wednesday night, November 16, at 6:30 pm, I’ll be talking about the book and the history of our sporting camps at […]

Here are my ideas for legislation in 2017

Kerri Bickford Capitol two

This is a preliminary list of bills I am thinking of proposing for the 2017 legislative session. I’d appreciate your reaction to any or all of these. Please email your thoughts to me at georgesmithmaine@gmail.com. Thanks! Exotic Animals: Require permits for all non-native animals and require notification of the Maine Warden Service and any neighbors […]

Central Maine targets bass anglers

anthony eafrati - age 9 - webber pond - june 21 2016

It attracted 1.2 million viewers, so I guess you can say that the Mid-Maine Chamber of Commerce’s 2015 event,  “Major League Fishing’s General Tire Summit Cup” was a huge success. Major League Fishing is a tournament that is filmed over the course of a week on lakes that the competing anglers don’t have any information, […]

Pythons, wardens, hatcheries and lots more outdoor issues will be debated by next legislature

Kerri Bickford Capitol two

               Well, the elections will be over soon (thank goodness!) and many of us will get into the woods in pursuit of whitetails, so it must be time to set our sights on the Maine legislature where lots of important issues may be debated – and possibly even decided – in 2017. Here are some […]