Judy Camuso is the only member of the staff at Maine’s Department of Inland Fisheries that Commissioner Chandler Woodcock will allow to appear on our TV talk show Wildfire. Thankfully, Judy is an exceptional leader able to discuss any and all issues.
I think you’ll agree with me when you watch the next episode of Wildlife, featuring Judy Camuso. It begins airing tonight (July 19).
Each edition of Wildlife is aired on Time Warner cable station 9 on Tuesdays at 7 pm, Thursdays at 6:30 pm, and Sundays at 9:30 am. Each edition airs for two weeks. You can also access the show, including previous shows, online at www.vstv.me.
With cohost James Cote and me, Judy covered lots of topics, focusing on the new management plans that the agency is creating for all of Maine’s big game species. She also came prepared to tell us about the most recent moose research from the last winter and spring. I grabbed the written briefing paper Judy brought to the show and used it to write a previous outdoor news blog column. If you read that column, you know the news was not good.
At the end of the show, we give you a chance to weigh in on two controversial issues in the Sportsmen Say Survey section of my website, www.georgesmithmaine.com. The questions are: Should bear trapping be banned in Maine? Should the deer population be reduced in southern and central Maine to address the problem of deer ticks and Lyme disease?
While you are there, feel free to answer some of the other questions posed in the Sportsmen’s Say Survey. I’ll be reporting the results soon on the last 10 or 12 questions.