You should help keep Chronic Wasting Disease out of Maine

You probably know that Chronic Wasting Disease kills lots of deer in other states. We are very lucky it has not made it to Maine – at least not yet. The Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife is asking for your help to keep CWD out of our state.

Please read DIFW’s request, and do what you can to help them. Here is the information you need:


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,, 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.