Sportsman’s Alliance of Maine
Fairness. Integrity. Leadership.
Come join us for the SAM-ILA Congress on December 8th, 2022 from 8:30 to 3:00 in the SAM Confrence room.
RSVP is a must so please give the office a call at (207) 623-4598 or email [email protected] to reserve your spot.
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SAM Vision – To be the trusted and respected leader of Maine’s 300,00 sports men and sports women throughout the State of Maine.
SAM Mission – is a non-profit corporation founded in 1975 to promote conservation of Maine’s wildlife resources and to be an advocate for hunters, anglers, trappers and gun owners throughout the state.
SAM is a state-wide organization that has a proven record of leadership at the state and federal level for interacting with the legislature, state agencies, local communities, sportsman groups and others to enhance and preserve Maine’s outdoor heritage.
SAM led the effort that created the Land for Maine’s Future program that has protected over 600,000 acres of land of statewide importance based on their natural and recreational value and then spearheaded the use of bonding which has resulted in a first-time general fund appropriation of $40 million being added to the Program to be spent over 4 years.
SAM’s core values are Leadership. Integrity and Fairness. Leadership has and continues to be the foundation for SAM’s success and reputation. There are five key segments of Leadership; the SAM Board of Directors, the Institute for Legislative Action, Staff, Committees, and Volunteers. All but staff are unpaid volunteers dedicated to SAM’s vision, mission, and core values.
SAM opened a new 100-acre Outdoor Education Center in 2020. It includes 3.2 miles of hiking/nature trails, two trout fishing ponds for children and the disabled, a limited-use outdoor range and a safe space where youth groups can camp
SAM’s Veterans and First Responders Program (V/FR) was developed to thank those men and women who have defended our freedoms and protected our health and safety. The goal of the program is to provide family-oriented opportunities that allow veterans and their families to experience the outdoor heritage for which Maine is famous.