DIF&W Podcasts are Great

The Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife is doing a great job with their podcasts.

I’ve posted columns about some of them, but you should check all of them out. DIF&W’s Katie Yates, who joined the department 2 years ago, and whose job is to recruit more hunters and anglers, thought podcasts would be a good way to do that, so she created Fish and Game Changers podcasts.

And that might be true, but the podcasts have also been enjoyed by a lot sportsmen and women. Since February, Yates has created 26 podcasts, on a wide range of subjects, from new hunters to micro-breweries that benefit from clean water.

“We all love to hunt and fish, snowshoe and hike,” said Liz Thorndike, a fisheries biologist featured in the first podcast. And she said she was amazed at all the people who watched and commented on her podcast, including people who don’t hunt or fish.

Check out these podcasts sometime soon.

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.