Saturday, December 6, 2014 at the Waterville Elks Lodge
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November 4, 2014 Election – Abesentee Ballot information:

SAM News
September/October 2014

Maine BEAR Basics

"We are a group of Maine citizens who are deeply concerned about the fact that a large number of well-intentioned Mainers, many of them non-hunters, are uninformed, or misinformed, of the science and facts involved. If you intend to vote on Question 1, we ask that you take a few minutes to read the information on this site. It is provided to help you make a truly informed decision."


SAM Executive Director, David Trahan with supporter Ginny Hurley joined Local S6 President Jay Wadleigh to get the message to the employees of Bath Iron Works.

David Trahan talk bears on WVOM
David exposes HSUS misinformation. Listen here.

SAM News Special Edition
Gun Rights
Bear Referrendum

SAM's Bear Referrendum Page
Save Maine’s Bear Hunt donation page.

Windham PTR-91F .308 Rifle For tickets, visit our raffle page, or call Becky at (207) 623-4589.
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.
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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
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
The deadline for being considered is November 1, 2014.

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.

SAM News
July/August 2014

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

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.

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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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