It is the mission of the Maine Sporting Dog Association to uphold long-standing traditions of sporting dog activities in the State of Maine and preserve the established history of the human-canine relationship; Educate citizenry on the importance of proper care, breeding, and training of all sporting dogs; Foster youth interest in sporting dogs and the preservation of the natural environment; Safeguard the interests of sporting dog owners, breeders, trainers, guides, hunters, and handlers in the State of Maine; Mitigate issues concerning the use of sporting dogs with legislators, landowners, and other individuals and advocacy groups; And, spotlight the convergence of Maine's natural resource conservation and wildlife management affecting sporting dog activities and needs.
Youth Lifetime License Essay Contest
Deadline: Must be RECEIVED by Saturday, April 24th @ 8am
Voting: Saturday, April 24th at the MSDA Bear Trial
Applicants must be 2020 and/or 2021 members (family membership is okay) of the Maine Sporting Dog Association and 15 years or younger.
Print or download and fill out one of the attached application forms to submit with your essay. If you would like to fill it out on your computer, use the Word file. If you would like to print it and fill it out by hand, download the PDF version.
Essay prompts are on the application form, you may select any one of the 4 options.
There is also a link below to the Lifetime License Application that the winner will have to fill out and submit.