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.

Many states are overrun with deer

I recently read an amazing article by Jim Sterba about huge problems with deer all over the country. Jim’s column was published by the Property and Environment Research Center (PERC) in Bozeman, Montana. You can read Jim’s article here:   https://www.perc.org/2019/06/19/whitetail-wars/ And here are a few things from the article, to wet your appetite. Tom […]

DIFW Award Winners

Staff members at the Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife were recognized recently with awards. Here’s DIF&W’s press release announcing the awards. MDIFW Staff Members Recognized For Outstanding Work At Wildlife Division Meeting AUGUSTA, Maine — Kendall Marden, a wildlife biologist in the Sidney office, was honored with one of the Maine Department of Inland […]

Maine’s Lee Kantar gets Distinguished Moose Biologist Award

Maine’s moose biologist, Lee Kantar does a remarkable job, and is very well respected, so it was no surprise that he won the Distinguished Moose Biologist Award at the 53rd North American Moose Conference recently in Carrabassett Valley, Maine. Here’s the announcement: MDIFW Moose Biologist Honored With International Award AUGUSTA, Maine — Lee Kantar, Maine’s […]