All posts by George Smith

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, georgesmithmaine.com, 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.

Al Cowperthwaite has done a great job for us and North Maine Woods

Mainers are lucky to have access to 3.5 million acres in the North Maine Woods, and we are also lucky that Al Cowperthwaite has been the long-time manager of that property. I have enjoyed many hunting and fishing adventures in the north woods, and feel privileged to have worked with Al on several important issues. […]

Everything has changed for kids today

Last Tuesday I was on Maine Public Radio’s Maine Calling show, focused on how things have changed for kids today compared to when I grew up in the 50s and 60s. A lot of the show was about hunting and fishing. You can listen to the show here: https://www.mainepublic.org/post/youth-outdoor-recreation-getting-young-people-involved-hunting-fishing-outdoor-pursuits When I was a kid, I […]

Want to know how many wild critters we’ve harvested?

The Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife now offers, on their website, an opportunity for you to learn how many big game animals we have harvested has the seasons progress. This data is updated daily, and you can see the information here: https://maine.maps.arcgis.com/apps/opsdashboard/index.html#/199555de2ee14d94a6186d9e07453e05 This information is also available on the department’s website in a couple […]