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.

2016 State of Maine Sportsman’s Show Information

SAM News

November/December 2015

Cathy DeMerchant
SAM Board President’s Corner
by Cathy DeMerchant
Banquet recap

David Trahan
Executive Director’s Report
by David Trahan
SAM celebration, new initiatives

Gerry Lavigne
Notes from the Shooting Shack
by Gerry Lavigne
Of Coyotes and Parrots

Bob Noonan
Notes from the Trapping Shed
by Bob Noonan
Lynx Exclusion Devices and the ITP

Gerry Lavigne
Notes from the Field Biologist
by Gerry Lavigne
The Deer Rut from a Biologist’s Perspective

Steve Vose
The Rabid Outdoorsman
by Steve Vose
How to Sit in the Woods

Bob Howe
The Veteran Connection
by Bob Howe
SAM Veteran Program Progress

Operation Game Thief
Maine Operation Game Thief (OGT)
by Greg Sirpis
A Year of success and growth

Featured Article
by Bob Noonan
Doe Fever

Hunters for the Hungry
by Jason Hall
Invisible Challenge

SAM News Briefs
Alert: SAM Members & Public
SAM Statement Concerning: United States Sportsmen’s Alliance (USSA) and Maine Wildlife Conservation Council (MWCC).

More SAM News issues


2015 Sebasticook NAVHDA/Bryant Pond
Youth Day Video



2016 Maine Sportsman Show



Rifle Raffle

You can buy tickets securely online,
Or you can Print Tickets and send with Donation to:
Sportsman's Alliance of Maine
205 Church Hill Road
Augusta, ME 04330
Or call Becky at (207) 623-4589.



Ice Fishing Derby



Archery Poster


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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SAM Recruiter Program

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.

Smith’s Gun Shop, New Sharon
Top Gun of Maine, Poland Springs
Jim’s Gun Shop, Winslow
Ben’s Trading Post, Presque Isle
Cool Hand Luke Firearms, Bucksport
Ballstown Firearms, Whitefield
Pine Tree Trading Post, Lewiston
Fine Line Gun Shop, Poland
J&K Sporting Goods, West Paris
Riverside Firearms, Auburn
Fox Firearms, Vassalboro
Johnsons Sporting Goods, Brunswick
Woodman’s Sporting Goods, Norway
Bosebuck Mountain Camps, Errol, NH
Black Brook Cove Campground, Oquossoc
Rivers Edge Sports, Oquossoc
Pine Grove Lodge & Cabins, Bingham
Four Aces Arms, Lincolnville
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

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