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DIFW seeks Legendary Maine Guide nominations

AUGUSTA, Maine — Know a Registered Maine Guide who should be considered a legend? The Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife is currently seeking nominations for the annual Wiggie Robinson Legendary Maine Guide Award.

Registered Maine Guides are experienced and passionate outdoors men and women. If you know a Registered Maine Guide who might be a deserving candidate for this award, please submit your nomination by January 10, 2018.

This award is presented annually in memory of Master Maine Guide Wilmot (Wiggie) Robinson.

This past year’s recipient, Don Helstrom Jr. of Medway, was the ninth recipient of the award. Don has been a registered Maine Guide for 56 years and has held a leadership role in the Maine Professional Guides Association since its inception in 1979.  Over the years, Don has guided thousands of clients in the Maine woods on a wide variety of adventures. Don has stressed safety to all his hunters, has promoted youth hunting for years, and always is a strong supporter of Maine’s outdoor heritage.  Don grew up in the Millinocket area and has shared the passion for the outdoors that Wiggie Robinson embodied.

This award will be presented to the recipient at the annual Maine Professional Guides Association banquet.

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