George Smith

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GEORGE SMITH is arguably the most recognized and influential outdoor figure in the history of Maine.  He was the executive director of the Sportsman’s Alliance of Maine for 18 years, and is a full-time outdoor author, writer and blogger.  George writes multiple monthly columns for The Maine Sportsman magazine and has done so for over 30 years, has had a weekly column for central Maine’s two daily newspapers for roughly 25 years, and a travel column that he and his wife Linda co-write for central Maine's two daily newspapers for five years.  He also has an outdoor blog,, as well as an outdoor blog with Bangor Daily News.  George has four books out:  A Lifetime of Hunting and Fishing, A Life Lived Outdoors, Maine Sporting Camps and Take It From Me .  He has received a number of awards including several from the Maine Press Association and Maine Conservation Voters Harrison Richardson Environmental Leadership Award.  George can be reached at