FRYEBURG – The Fryeburg Fish and Game Association Inc. will meet at 7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 6, at the Fryeburg Fire Station.

At the November meeting, Jim Holt, president, presided over the drawing of the annual rifle raffle. He announced that the winner was Wayne Hamel of Roxbury. Holt also announced that there were 3,300 trigger locks given away at the Fish and Game booth at the Fryeburg Fair.

The association voted to host another personal protection course during the spring of 2005. An announcement will be given as soon as arrangements can be made with Jeff Weinstein of Firearmsafty.net.

The association also voted to extend life member status to Harold and Greg Sanborn and Bob Sanderson, association treasurer. All three are original charter members.

Maj. Greg Sanborn, a Fryeburg native and the newly appointed deputy chief or the Maine Inland Fisheries and Wildlife Warden Service, spoke on the make-up of the warden service and how it has changed during his 25 years when he patrolled from York to Washington County and north to Millinocket.

He cited the financial problems facing the department, saying there is still a $78,500 shortfall in just the fuel purchase account and that leads to less patrolling

Sanborn touched on the newly enacted ATV laws and how they require landowners’ permission to ride on land. If a trail is marked as a designated ATV trail or if the land is designated by the owner as available for ATV riding, no permission is needed If the land is cropland, pasture or working orchard, written permission is required.

The next meeting will be at 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 3, at the Fryeburg Fire Station. For more information on the association, write to P.O. Box 525, Fryeburg, ME 04037 or call 935-4655.


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