January 29, 2023

Legendary Guide Award: DIFW Never Issued a Press Release or Photo

What is not so wonderful is the seeming impression that the powers that be at the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife have allowed this important award to take a back seat to other priorities.

This April, during the MPGA’s spring banquet in Brewer, the IF&W Commissioner Chandler Woodcock was on-hand to present this year’s Legendary Guide Award to another deserving veteran, Don Helstrom, from Turnpike Ridge Outfitters in Millinocket. Trouble is, the news of Helstrom’s recognition apparently never got beyond the doors of the guide’s banquet. MDIF&W never issued a press release or a photo, which has always been the custom.<<<Read More>>>