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Nominations now being accepted for the 2022 Outdoor Lifetime Achievement Award

The Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife is now accepting nominations for the 2022 Annual Lifetime Outdoor Achievement Award. This award, which is presented by Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife, honors individuals who are dedicated to the stewardship and wise use of our 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.

Nominations should include the nominee’s 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. Please keep in mind that we do not know these candidates so it is important that you tell us about the nominee with a few paragraphs. The nominators contact information should also be included.

Nominations, which are due by 5 p.m. on Aug. 5 can be sent by email to Emily MacCabe at Emily.MacCabe@maine.gov or by mail to 353 Water St, SHS 41, Augusta, Maine 04333. Nomination forms can be downloaded at mefishwildlife.com or https://www.maine.gov/ifw/docs/LifetimeOutdoorAchievementAward.pdf.

The recipient(s) of this year’s Lifetime Outdoor Achievement Award will be selected by a committee of individuals from the Department and will be recognized at the Sportsman’s Alliance of Maine Annual Banquet this September.

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