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.
Help Needed Fast
LD 1303, Resolution Proposing an Amendment to the Constitution of Maine to Establish the Right to Hunt and Fish, Sponsored by Rep. Fredette.
What do you do when faced with a bully that is ruthless, bigger than you and has more money than you can imagine?---Get some help and fight!
We need your help to fight the Humane Society of the United States, HSUS, (not associated with area humane society animal shelters).
The BoneYard Bait:
Does Coyote Territoriality Break Down at Concentrated Food Sources?
By: Gerry Lavigne
The Weekly Legislature Report
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
Senate Debate on LD 345, An Act to Ensure the Confidentiality of Concealed Weapons Permit Holder Information.
Dear SAM members,
LD 345 was legislation introduced by the Sportsman’s Alliance of Maine. The debate was particularly controversial and on several occasions legislators gave speeches and cited arguments against the bill that were inaccurate. In addition, the Press Association and the Maine Civil Liberties Union, (opponents of LD 345) made claims about the bill and SAM’s motives for introducing the bill that were unfair.
Senator Valentino, Chair of the Judiciary Committee gave a thorough and passionate speech about the merits of this bill and why it was so important. Please read her testimony as it will dispel many of the claims made by the Press Association and MCLU. In the very near future we will post the audio record of the debate in the House of Representatives. That debate was particularly harsh and revealed several legislators with an ax to grind against law abiding gun owners.
Footnote* In opposition to the bill Senator Stan Gerzofsky made the claim in his speech that, “If you had reason to believe that you were in danger in any way, all it took was a telephone call. Call up the State Police and say, “I have a concealed carry permit, I don’t want any of that information given out and this is why.” They wouldn’t.
This claim is untrue. According to Major Chris Grotton, Department of Public Safety, there was no way they could do such a thing.David Trahan
Sportsman’s Alliance of Maine
Senate remarks on LD 345
|Senator Valentino||Senator Burns||Senator Katz|
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.
CANCELED June 1, 2013
Coyote Hunting and Trapping Workshop
Presque Isle Fish & Game Club 8:30 A.M. TO 4:00 P.M.
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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SAM's Conference Center
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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