DIFW wants you to hunt bears

The Fish and Wildlife Department urges you to hunt bears, because we now have 35,000. Here’s what they’re saying:

Bear hunting is an exciting and challenging activity for both the novice and experienced hunter. It’s also a healthy source of tasty meat when handled properly. Although bear hunting can be time consuming and challenging to master, Registered Maine Guides provide bear hunting services for hunters at any skill level. This true Maine adventure is a thrilling experience whether it’s over bait or with dogs, and lets you beat the cold and fill your freezer.

65% of harvested bears are by hunters with guides. 

 Visit maineguides.org or maineguides.com to find the right guide for you and your family.

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George Smith

About George Smith

George stepped down at the end of 2010 after 18 years as the executive director of the Sportsman’s Alliance of Maine to write full time. He writes a weekly editorial page column in the Kennebec Journal and Waterville Morning Sentinel, a weekly travel column in those same newspapers (with his wife Linda), monthly columns in The Maine Sportsman magazine, two outdoor news blogs (one on his website, georgesmithmaine.com, and one on the website of the Bangor Daily News), and special columns for many publications and newsletters. Islandport Press published a book of George's favorite columns, "A Life Lived Outdoors" in 2014. In 2014, George also won a Maine Press Association award for writing the state's bet sports blog. In 2016, Down East Books published George's book, Maine Sporting Camps, and Islandport Press published George and his wife Linda's travel book, Take It From ME, about their favorite Maine inns and restaurants.