The Sportsman’s Alliance of Maine is Maine’s largest sportsman’s organization with 10,000 members and a headquarters in Augusta, ME. SAM is considered the leader of Maine’s 300,000 sportsmen. SAM’s staff works at the legislature, state agencies and other forums on critical issues. SAM was organized in 1975 and is a 501 (c ) 3 non-profit membership organization to promote conservation of Maine’s wildlife resources and to be an advocate for hunters, anglers, trappers and gun owners throughout the state. SAM’s members have a real voice and impact on outdoor issues.
LD 1303 - Final vote failed.
Thank you to everyone that contacted legislators to urge their support on LD 1303, RESOLUTION, Proposing an Amendment to the Constitution of Maine To Establish the Right To Hunt and Fish, but yesterday the vote fell 3 short in the Senate to have a 2/3 vote and today in bill failed to reach the 2/3 vote in the House as well.
We appreciate the time and effort of all of our SAM members and Club members that worked diligently on this resolve. It was a great effort by everyone.
Below is the link to the roll calls for the votes in the house and senate.Roll Call Respectfully,
David Trahan, Executive Director
Becky Morrell, Operations Manager
RECENT ARTICLE BY HSUS in the Bangor Daily News
Give voters a shot to end bear hunting cruelty by Katie Hansberry.
Our office is beginning to collect names of folks interested in helping SAM in the event that we have a bear referendum again. Please contact the office at 623-4589 or Becky@SportsmansAllianceofMaine.org if you can help in anyway.
Donations can be made at our website at http://www.sportsmansallianceofmaine.org/membership.html
(donation button is underneath the membership information)
New atricle by: Gerry Lavigne
Butcher It Right!
Outdoors in Maine: Bear-hunting issue leaves him growling
V. Paul Reynolds, Outdoors in Maine
SAM member Dusty Perry Shoots a "Grand Slam" June 8, 2013
The Weekly Legislature Report
HSUS: Lawyers In Cages
The Humane Society of the United States is not affiliated with your local pet shelter, but ads imply that they are. You can find more information at http://www.HumaneWatch.org
'Bear knuckled' politics comes to Maine
What do you do when faced with a bully that is ruthless, bigger than you and has more money than you can imagine? In Maine, we don't back down. We get some help and fight.
By David Trahan, Special to the BDN
Notes From The Shooting Shack page has two new articles by Gerry Lavigne:
Surplus Killing by Mammalian Predators
The Saga of Henry The Eighth
The Board of Directors would like to welcome three new Directors:
Steven Michaud, Cathy DeMerchant and Butch Moore.
Their knowledge, expertise and vision will be an invaluable contribution to our organization. The board appreciates their willingness to serve, and looks forward to working with them on behalf of our members and all Maine sportsmen.
By Gerry Lavigne
Seeding Instructions for SAM’s Wildlife Mix
Stand strong on 2nd ammendment
I'm glad to see SAM standing strong on the 2nd amendment and more in line with the NRA. I joined earlier this year, after having left my membership expired for quite some time. I honestly debated whether or not to join, as I haven't always felt SAM's stance was firm enough on the 2nd amendment, but I decided to give it one more chance. After attending some of the hearings, and watching the others that I couldn't be at, I was happy to see your testimony and Jeff Zimba's. Keep up the good work, and the strong pro 2nd amendment stance and I'll keep renewing. I'll also donate when funds allow. I think Jeff will be a good addition to the board of directors, and help represent us well. Thank you, for the hard work you and everyone at SAM is doing.
June 15, 2013
Free Trapping Clinic
Rain or Shine! 8:00 A.M. TO 2:00 P.M.
June 19, 2013
A Tribute to Service Fishing Event
July 20, 2013
Capital Area Trapper's Chapter - Predator Day
September 20 & 21, 2013
2013 Maine Trapper's Association Fall Rendezvous
September 21, 2013
SAM Banquet and Auction
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The Conference Center is available to the public for club functions, reunions, conferences, large crowds or small. More information can be found on our Conference Center page.
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