July 23, 2015

MDIFW Seeking Nominations for Annual Lifetime Outdoor Achievement Award

AUGUSTA, Maine ? Hunting, fishing and trapping are an important part of the heritage of the State of Maine. The Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife would like to bring forth and recognize individuals who have been dedicated to the wide use and stewardship of our Maine resources by recognizing an annual recipient of a Lifetime Outdoor Achievement Award.

Nominees for the award should be individuals who have hunted, trapped and fished in Maine for a combined total of 40 years. For example, an individual who has fished for 20 years, trapped for 10 years and hunted for 10 years would be an ideal candidate. Candidates should have also demonstrated a form of mentoring, teaching or instructing outdoor activities.

Nominations for the 2015 Annual Lifetime Outdoor Achievement Award are now being accepted and should include the nominee?s name, address, phone number and a few paragraphs about the individual, their experience in the Maine outdoors and why they are a deserving candidate. Nominations can be sent by email to Bonnie Holding at bonnie.holding@maine.gov or by mail to 284 State St, SHS 41, Augusta, ME 04333. The deadline for nominations is Monday, August 10 by 5pm.

The recipient of the 2015 Lifetime Outdoor Achievement Award will be selected by a committee of individuals from the Department and the award will be presented in Augusta by Commissioner Chandler Woodcock at the Sportsman?s Alliance of Maine Banquet on September 12.

For more information, please visit www.mefishwildlife.com