What Committees or Caucuses have you been affiliated with in office that support the sportsmen’s community and fish and wildlife conservation?
Leadership for the Maine Legislative Sportsmen’s Caucus.
What is your top policy priority for the sportsmen and women in your state?
Making sure we protect time-honored traditions and our outdoor heritage in Maine.
What is your most memorable outdoor experience?
Learning to fish with my grandfather as a young boy.
What is your favorite fish or game to pursue?
Brook trout for fishing and goose hunting in the fall.
What hunting, fishing, shooting, trapping or other related organizations are you a member of?
Presque Isle Fish and Game Club; Sportsman’s Alliance of Maine; The National Rifle Association
What do you consider the biggest obstacle to recruiting new participants to hunting, angling, recreation shooting and trapping?
Getting young people away from technology and into the woods.
Do you have other insights or thoughts that you would like to share about your state’s rich outdoor heritage?
We are very blessed to be able to lie in a state with so much opportunity for outdoor recreational opportunities. It would be such a shame to see any of it fall by the wayside due to politics.
Your opinion counts
Studies conducted at both the state and federal level have found that the number of hunters and trappers have been on a generally declining trend over the past several decades. To increase recruitment, retention, and reactivation (R3) of hunters and trappers, which initiative do you think would have the greatest impact?Vote Here
- Increase the number of states with discounted license tailored to specific groups. (5.15%)
- Increase access to public lands. (24.89%)
- Provide more information for new participants. (4.05%)
- Provide hands on opportunities to improve skills and knowledge. (13.16%)
- Engage youth through hunter and conservation programs in schools. (42.95%)
- I feel we have enough sportsmen and women and do not believe R3 programs are necessary. (9.79%)