• Scott, I remember the facebook posts of your deer hunting with your boy.  I remember that his buck was a lot like my first.  I do not, however, remember you saying anything about your health.  My doctor has told me that the warranty runs out after 40. My grandfather passed at the age of 52.  Ray Staggs really put genetics in pers…[Read more]

  • maineguy68 replied to the topic problems posting in the forum The Lounge 1 day, 19 hours ago

    I follow you on facebook brother…..along with the unionsportsmens alliance and anyone else that matters.  Ive always said that the old forum platform served us better.  There was a time that there were 25 or more posting on here.  It’s too bad that it has gone to the wayside.  Lets try to keep this thing going.


  • maineguy68 replied to the topic Good eat'n in the forum Recipes 1 day, 19 hours ago

    The onion soup backstrap is actually one of my favorites.  Never have been much of a duck hunter.  Ill bet it is delicious though.  I always wonder if the folks who buy their meat in the stores know what they’re missing.  Certainly the pride in knowing where their meal came from.


  • maineguy68 replied to the topic Another year in the forum The Lounge 1 week ago

    Thanks guys…….this seems like “groundhog days” but I honestly feel that my time is coming.  I have been lucky enough to have been on a couple nice moose hunts with buddies who have been chosen.  I guess there is nothing like pulling the trigger on Bullwinkle……but having moose meat in the freezer is very nice.  I will let you all know if it…[Read more]

  • maineguy68 started the topic Another year in the forum The Lounge 2 weeks, 1 day ago

    My Maine Moose application:

    Thank you for using the online Maine Moose Permit Lottery Application Service.
    Your confirmation number is 166883. Please print this page for your records.

    The cost of your Moose Lottery application is 15.00. If you paid by credit card,
    the charge will appear on your statement as Maine Gov’t Services.

    Be sure to…[Read more]

  • maineguy68 replied to the topic Traffic Lights in the forum The Lounge 2 weeks, 1 day ago

    So true……never know what will derail our normal life.  Glad you’re feeling better, and your computer is up and running.  I get a new work computer this week.  I go from windows 7 to windows 10……..I know there will be some pain involved.  LOL


  • In reply to: Courtney Miller wrote a new post, Brotherhood Outdoors Field Producer Wins Outdoor Sportsman Award Today Union Sportsmen’s Alliance (USA) would like to thank and congratulate Brotherhood Outdoors’ lead field […] View

    A wonderful personal accomplishment and a “hats off” to the USA for bringing such talent to the organization.

  • This buck was killed in the Allagash region of Northern Maine.  Although I cant confirm to date, this buck is expected to be a state record 8 point.  I cant imagine what was going through the mind of the hunter before he squeezed the trigger!


  • Conditions never dictate to the true sportsman.  We all understand that mother nature may have the upper hand, but we are resilient, and will work with her to satisfy our outdoor heritage.  Weather, temperature, or unsettled conditions should never dictate how we live our lives.


  • Hey everyone!

    Just a friendly reminder to stay safe out there during hunting season.  We just had a fatality here in Maine because a hunter mis-identified his target.  Always remember that just because it is hunting season, there are still other folks out in the woods and on the water trying to enjoy their own recreation.  This woman was on he…[Read more]

  • Very nice!  I would say the majority of my bucks were killed in the morning, but I have been in your shoes, after a last minute buck.  They are special.  Looks like good eating too brother!

    My hunt will be in November.  Dad says he is coming to camp with me! Every year he says its his last……Cant wait!



  • maineguy68 replied to the topic My son's Marriage in the forum The Lounge 9 months, 1 week ago

    June 10th is special to me because it is my birthday, but beyond that….it will be forever a date in your families history.  I look at the pictures provided and will give my thoughts.

    Obviously, she is beautiful, and a catch for the lowest of our standards of outdoorsmen.  That being said…..your son is at the top of that standard.  I hope th…[Read more]

  • In reply to: Drew Smith wrote a new post, Electrical Worker Wins Trophy Hunt Last fall, Dan Weber, a retired member of IBEW Local 34, won a trophy white-tailed deer hunt from the Union Sportsmen’s Alliance and Sqwincher, a […] View

    Sqwincher is a company who understands workers and labor. I worked for 27 years in a hot, high paced, environment. Luckily, my company understood that we needed a hydration program that included Sqwincher.

    Having Sqwincher as a partner with the USA, only makes sense. These are 2 organizations who are looking after the best interests of labor.

  • In reply to: Drew Smith wrote a new post, Union Members Volunteer to Tackle Conservation Infrastructure Crisis By: Kate Nation Watching Old Faithful blast boiling water more than 150 feet into the air at Yellowstone […] View

    I can only talk about the United Steelworkers, because I have been a member for 30 years……our unions have failed in the past to publicize our volunteer work. Unions will probably never be the best at notoriety because we are regular folks who don’t look for recognition.

  • In reply to: Kate Nation wrote a new post, USA and Kentucky American Water Dedicate New Pier with Ribbon Cutting & Family Fishing Day Franklin, TN — More than 180 youth wet their lines at a fishing event at Jacobson Park in L […] View

    With the limelight on Flint, Michigan….I personally know many other Union represented Water Resources who are dedicated to water purity and conservation. I absolutely love that this was a demonstration dedicated to fishing, which is a tradition for everyone. But, also to access for our disabled, who simply want to remain as regular…[Read more]

  • maineguy68 replied to the topic A First For Us in the forum The Lounge 9 months, 3 weeks ago

    Congrats to your family…..I think?  The notion that “two go out hunting and only one comes back” has me worried.  But, I think I sense a little sarcasm.  Im sure a dad in law has felt that way a time or two…..maybe even yours?  LOL.  Those of us who have daughters, have a high expectation.

    Again, congratulations.


  • maineguy68 replied to the topic Broken Record in the forum The Lounge 10 months, 1 week ago

    It’s all good….I have been lucky in many other areas of hunting.  Some call whitetail hunting lucky at times, and I have been on the better side of that trait.  If you have read some of my latest deer hunts, you know what I mean.  Im closing in on 50 years old…..my bucket list is to win a moose hunt.  The Maine lottery gives an extra cha…[Read more]

  • maineguy68 started the topic Broken Record in the forum The Lounge 10 months, 1 week ago

    These annual posts from myself and the Maine Moose Hunt must seem like a bad version of “Groundhog Day”.

    But, I did just throw my hat in the circle of the Maine Moose Lottery.  Because of my good luck at not getting chosen, I have 12 bonus chances.  That means that…..I have 13 chances over a person applying for the first time, or applying a…[Read more]

  • Turkey hunting is very interactive!  How many times has the turkey hunter slept just a few minutes too late?  Been there, done that.  I have gotten up early and set up too close before, and had them fly down over my head and sail across the field to safety.

    I cant tell you how many times in the past, that I have decided that the hunt was ove…[Read more]

  • maineguy68 started the topic Finally!!! in the forum The Lounge 11 months, 4 weeks ago

    For those of you who have been on the forums for awhile know that I have been working as a “casual” for the united steelworkers since early 2013.  I have been organizing and servicing locals in New England, and even organizing as far south as Mississippi.  It’s been a long journey for me to step out of my comfort zone as a mill worker, into such a…[Read more]

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