Meet Maine Sportsmen and Women

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Hear the Stories of Maine Sportsmen and Women in Oral Histories that Celebrate Maine's Outdoor Sports Traditions

  • Oscar Cronk
  • Gary Day
  • Matt Libby, Sr.
  • Ormy Pitcher
  • Dr. Robert Shelton
  • Judy Sirois
  • Dr. Paul Wade

Ask anyone who knows Maine's hunting and fishing traditions and these names will most certainly come up. Now, in a first-of-its-kind effort, the Friends of the Maine State Museum has preserved the stories of these guardians of Maine woods ways. Click on the Maine State Museum's You Tube channel to see for yourself and hear directly from people who have inspired careful wildlife management, taken risks, innovated to grow a new industry, and preserved a Maine way of life.

The oral history project is sponsored by NRA Teach Freedom Foundation, Kittery Trading Post, Doyle and Nelson, Maine Arts Commission, and North Maine Woods.

The photo above is one panel of a ca. 1875 stereoview titled 'Camping Out.' It was taken at Moosehead Lake by D.C. Dinsmore of Dover. Courtesy Maine State Museum and Maine Historic Preservation Commission.