The Sportsman’s Alliance of Maine

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.

Support SAM by purchasing chances in 3 different raffles!

Windham Weaponry .308 Rifle
Donated by Windham Weaponry

16’ Cedar Strip Canoe
Donated by Gil and Dot Gilpatrick and Jason and Kelly Garland

Remington Model 870 12 gauge Shotgun
Donated by Kittery Trading Post

Choose 1 or choose them all – it’s up to you. Good Luck!
Drawing October 11th
Go To the Raffles Page

Kayak Winner

Congratulations to Al and Lucille Bevins of Dracut, MA on winning the Dirigo Kayak Package generously donated by the Penobscot County Conservation Association. Thank you to everyone who purchased raffle tickets, we greatly appreciate your support.

Congratulations to the three following winners of the latest SAM Raffle:

Alfred Bevin of Dracut, MA won the Dirigo Kayak
Arthur Johnson of Bethel, PA won the Windham Weaponry .308 rifle
Peter Risbara of Portland, ME won the $500 Kittery Trading Post Gift Certificate.

Congratulations to our winners and a big thanks to PCCA, Windham Weaponry and Kittery Trading Post for the generous donations and a big shout out of thanks to the folks that purchased the tickets and support SAM at the same time – THANK YOU!


SAM News

SAM PAC Endorsements

September/October 2016

David Trahan
Executive Director’s Report
by David Trahan
Summer Living

Gerry Lavigne
Game over:
Roxanne Quimby 1 - Maine People 0

by Gerry Lavigne

David Trahan
Going Too Far?
The truth about the Question 3 Universal Background Check Initiative

by David Trahan

Gerry Lavigne
Notes from the Shooting Shack
by Gerry Lavigne
SAM’s Coyote Control Model

Bob Noonan
Notes from the Trapping Shed
by Bob Noonan
Maine’s Lynx Exclusion Devices

Bob Howe
The Veteran Connection
by Bob Howe
The Power of Nature

Operation Game Thief
Maine Operation Game Thief (OGT)
by Greg Sirpis
How OGT Works

Maine Hunters for the Hungry
A Hand Up, Not a Handout
Hunters for the Hungry Coordinator, DACF

by Jason Hall

River Rescue, Paddling, and Poling
by Ginny Hurley

Proper Preparation Saves Lives
by M. David Lord

Bryant Pond 4-H Camp and Learning Center
Becoming an Outdoors Woman in Maine
Fall Skills Weekend, September 23–25

by Ron Fournier

Lyndsee’s 2015 Deer Hunt
by Mark Reed

Wolf Genetics
America Has Only One True Species

by Nicole Orttung, The Christian Science Monitor, July 28, 2016

2016 Bear Trapping Season Summary
by Randy Cross, DIFW Wildlife Biologist

SAM News Briefs

SAM helps out Maine State Museum

Kittery Trading Post donation includes tree stand equipment

Safari Club International makes gift to Youth Shooting Sports Endowment Fund

SAM Veteran Program receives generous donation

More SAM News issues


At the 2016 Eastern Maine Sportsmen’s Show,
Eastern Maine Sportsmans Show Woody Higgins (left) of the Penobscot County Conservation Association donated $250 to the Sportsman’s Alliance of Maine to help support the purchase of 20 pairs of snowshoes for the Maine Youth Fish and Game Association’s winter program.
Left to right: Woody Higgins (PCCA), Adam Regan (MYF&G) Youth Board President, Becky Morrell, SAM Operation’s Manager, Mike Regan, (MYF&G) President


ATV Maine - May Newsletter

Maine Youth Fish & Game Association
Our Maine Objective is to enhance our most precious and valuable resources: Our youth and our wildlife.
Youth Fishing Day/ Winter Camp
Pathfinders 2015 Video

2015 Sebasticook NAVHDA/Bryant Pond
Youth Day Video

Are you an experienced and passionate outdoorsman or woman?
Do you enjoy teaching others and sharing your love for the Maine outdoors? The Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife is looking for volunteer instructors to assist with the delivery of our safety programs.
If you are interested in becoming an instructor, please visit: http://www.maine.gov/ifw/education/safety/index.htm#instructor


Hunters For The Hungry
David and Becky had the privilege of meeting Jason Hall of the Hunters for the Hungry program. Hunters for the Hungry is a means for hunters to assist in tackling food insecurity in Maine. Hunters can pursue their passion and have an option to donate their kill, or a portion, to the program. H4H will match them up with a processor close to the hunter’s location and not only coordinate the meat getting to a pantry, kitchen or shelter, but it will pay for the processing.
Hunters for the Hungry Program puts food on local tables
Agricultural Resource Development Division - Hunters for the Hungry Program
Jason T. Hall, Director
Emergency Food Assistance/CSFP/Hunters for the Hungry
Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation, & Forestry
207-287-7513 Office, 207-287-7524 Fax

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.

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.


In order to better serve our membership and to better utilize the staff resources, business hours of the SAM office will be Monday through Thursday from 9 am to 2 pm. Phone messages and emails to the office outside of normal business hours will be responded to the next business day.

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