Maine Seeks Nominations for Lifetime Outdoor Achievement Award

The Maine Department of Inland Fisheries & Wildlife is accepting nominations for the 2019 Annual Lifetime Outdoor Achievement Award. The award honors individuals who are dedicated to the stewardship and wise use of the state’s natural resources, and who have been or are active in Maine’s rich outdoor traditions.

To be eligible, nominees must have hunted, trapped and fished in Maine for a combined total of 40 years. For example, to meet that requirement an individual may have fished for 20 years, trapped for 10 years and hunted for 10 years; or could have fished for 30 years and hunted for 10 years. Ideal candidates would also be active in mentoring, teaching, or instructing outdoor activities.

The winners will be honored at the annual Sportsmans Alliance of Maine annual banquet in Augusta in September. Last year’s award-winners—Dana Johnson from Wells and Roger Milligan from Princeto—were recognized by Commissioner Chandler Woodcock.

Nominations should include the nominees name, address, phone number, photograph and a few paragraphs about the individual, their experience in the Maine outdoors, and an explanation of why they are a deserving candidate. The nominators’ contact information should also be included.

Nominations, which are due by 5:00 p.m. on August 9, can be sent by email to Emily MacCabe at or by mail to 284 State St, SHS 41, Augusta, Maine 04333. Nomination forms can be downloaded at

The recipient(s) of this 5th annual Lifetime Outdoor Achievement Award will be selected by a committee of individuals from the Department and will be recognized at the Sportsmans Alliance of Maine banquet in September.