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Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife presents Lifetime Outdoor Achievement Awards

AUGUSTA, Maine — Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife announces the 2018 Lifetime Outdoor Achievement award winners: Dana Johnson from Wells and Roger Milligan from Princeton.

These are the fourth annual Lifetime Outdoor Achievement Awards to be given by MDIFW, one of the highest honors to be given to someone outside the agency.  This award recognizes those who have spent a lifetime in the outdoors enjoying, preserving and sharing the natural resources and heritage of the State of Maine.

The criteria for this award are that an individual must have hunted, trapped and fished in Maine for a combined total of 40 years. For example, an individual who has fished for 20 years, trapped for 10 years and hunted for 10 years or fished for 30 years and hunted for 10 years would be an ideal candidate. Candidates should have a documented history of mentoring, teaching or instructing outdoor activities.

Dana Johnson was nominated for his passion and dedication to trapping and trapper education.  He has been a longtime supporter and leader in trapper education, conservation and nuisance animal control.

Roger Milligan was nominated because he is a lifelong hunter, trapper, fisherman, guide, mentor and steward of Maine’s outdoor heritage. There have been many in the Maine outdoor community who have benefited from Roger’s knowledge.

The department will recognize Dana Johnson and Roger Milligan at the annual Sportsman’s Alliance of Maine Banquet on Sept. 8 in Waterville.

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