SAM's Bear Referrendum Page
Save Maine’s Bear Hunt donation page.
August 21, 2014
Dear SAM members, press and interested parties:
As you already know we are locked in a war with the national powerhouse and anti-hunting organization, the Humane Society of the United States. We are desperately trying to save the most effective methods to hunt bear in Maine. We also know ending bear hunting is only a tiny fraction of this organizations real agenda which to someday end all hunting. We know, because they told us so.
NOTE: Last Friday we posted, by accident, our list of endorsements that contained an error, we apologize for the error. This version was from earlier in our process.
The following endorsements are up to date, we apologies for any inconvenience. We are going to post the endorsements in the SAM News any of the other candidates grades will be posted on our website or you can get them at Becky@SportsmansAllianceofMaine.org
For questionnaires that came in well after deadline, we will post their grades.
Several questionaires were received after the deadline and at the September board meeting the board will discuss; further action may be forthcoming.
* Gary Hilliard was a replacement candidate – his questionnaire was inadvertently left out of the process. He is a strong advocate for sportsmen and received a 100% grade. Both he and his opponent received the same grade for that reason, we have made an exception and endorsed both candidates in this race.
We feel SAM members are well served by both candidates.
* In the House 57 race a mistake was made in the original post and the endorsements were reversed, we apologies. Rep. Wood a strong incumbent received the endorsement.
Here are the questionaires as presented to the candidates:
2014 Questionnaire Legislature
2014 Questionnaire, Congress
2014 Questionnaire, Governor
The Sportsmen Alliance of Maine, (SAM) is accepting letters of interest and resumes from any member who wishes to serve on the Board of Directors (BOD). Each Director holds a term of office for three years. The Board has monthly meetings to conduct business. The meetings are held at SAM headquarters in Augusta.
If you wish to be considered a candidate for the Directors position, you must satisfy the following eligibility criteria:
* hold valid SAM membership for the past year, and
* support SAM's mission.
Please send resume and communications on this announcement to Becky Morrell at Becky@SportsmansAllianceofMaine.org
The deadline for being considered is November 1, 2014.
Win a New Windham Weaponry SRC 308 Rifle!Are you a Second Amendment Soldier?
Are you tired of fighting in a defensive way, just trying to keep what's left of our RIGHTS instead of advancing and winning liberties back? Would you like to own a brand NEW Windham SRC .308 Rifle (Made in Maine)? Here is your chance to help the in the battle with largest grassroots Amendment II force in Maine AND have a chance for a beautiful new .308 at the same time.
Tickets are 3-$10 • 6-$20 and will be drawn on September 13, 2014.
For tickets, visit our raffle page, or call Becky at (207) 623-4589.
Here are the specs for the rifle.
Coyote Hunting and Trapping Primer
A booklet produced by The Sportsman’s Alliance of Maine’s Deer Management Network. On sale through The SAM Store.
Freedom Fighters Season 1 DVD
On sale through The SAM Store for only $10.00. 100% of the proceeds go to SAMs firearms programs! Thank you Freedom Fighters for supporting the Sportsman’s Alliance of Maine!
****NOTES FROM THE SHOOTING SHACK:
Articles by Gerry Lavigne and more:
Wolves pay for death of Idaho sheep
Coyote kills fawn in Jonesport.
Surplus Killing by Mammalian Predators
The Saga of Henry The Eighth
To Find Your Representative and other links to the Legislature, visit our Legislature page.
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.
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.
We have launched this exciting new membership program along with a "Round Up" program to help people join and support SAM with our firearms programs. Below are the Recruiters around the state; we encourage you to patronize these businesses as well as sign up for SAM Membership while you are there.
Ask your local dealer to sign up as a SAM Recruiter and help build our network to defend our Maine Heritage and Traditions.
Call the SAM office at 623-4589.
Smitty’s Trading Post, Machias
J.T. Reids Gun Shop, Auburn
Tri State Police Supply, Winthrop
G3 Firearms, Turner
Kennebec Guns, Augusta
Paradis Outfitters, Sidney
Kennebec Outfitters, Winslow
Winslow Gun Shop, Winslow
Van Raymond Outfitters, Brewer
A&G Shooting Supply, Fairfield Center
Maine Military Supply, Holden
Trading Post in Palmyra