More hunting and trapping legislation

Want to hunt with a handgun?  Improve landowner relations?

Here are a few more legislative bills of interest.

Title: An Act To Strengthen Maine’s Landowner Relations Program – Rep. Patrick Corey of Windham

Title: An Act To Ensure the Continuation of the Landowner Relations Program – Rep. Dennis  Keschl of Belgrade

Title: Resolve, To Enhance Collaboration between State Agencies To Improve Landowner Relations – LR Rep. Patrick Corey of Windham

Title: An Act To Ensure Equitable Treatment of Super Pack License Holders in Antlerless Deer Permit Lotteries – LR 778 Rep. Fay Jessica of Raymond

Title: An Act To Allow Hunting with Handguns – Sen. Stacey of Penobscot

Title: An Act To Increase Funding To Contain and Manage the Spread of Invasive Aquatic Species – Rep. Walter Riseman of Harrison

Title: An Act To Allow Early Coyote Trapping – Rep. Peter Lyford of Eddington

Title: An Act To Give the Commissioner of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife the Authority To Extend Trapping Seasons Based on Weather Conditions – Sen. Russell Black of Franklin


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.