Tag Archives: Win a Drift Boat Trip contest

Eager readers sign up for annual drift boat trip contest|

Over the course of three days last weekend, my colleague Aislinn Sarnacki and I greeted hundreds of BDN readers at our booth at the Eastern Maine Sportsmen’s Show. One observation: When your booth is directly across from the most popular smoked meat vendor at the show, you quickly learn how to chat with folks with […]

Cumberland man wins 14th BDN drift boat trip contest

As has become our custom, the BDN began accepting entries into our popular “Win a Drift Boat Trip” contest at outdoor expos back in February, and as has become your custom, hundreds of interested anglers signed up to spend a day on the water. Our marketing gurus here at 1 Merchants Plaza spiced up the […]

Guide teaches fly fishing lessons on annual drift boat trip

On Saturday evening, guide Dan Legere and I began an ominous text-message conversation …. not the ideal situation when you’re just hours away from embarking on a drift boat trip on one of Maine’s top fly-fishing rivers. The East Outlet of the Kennebec — our destination for Sunday’s annual “Win a Drift Boat Trip” adventure […]

Bangor man wins BDN drift boat trip

“Who wants to go fishing?” That was the question we first asked back in 2003, when we unveiled the “Win a Drift Boat Trip” contest. Well, that was almost the question we asked. To be more specific, we actually asked “Who wants to go fishing — with a top-notch guide in a drift boat — […]

‘Win a Drift Boat Trip’ contest back for 12th edition

Each year, when the sportsman’s show season rolls around, I become a popular guy … or something like that. Truthfully, I realize that my popularity doesn’t go up at all. Equally truthfully, I do end up having many more conversations from people who think if they’re nice to me, it might help them win the […]

Drift boat trip postponed

For years, it’s become a tradition: Come Father’s Day, a lucky (maybe) reader joins me (that’s why I said “maybe”) for a drift boat trip down the East Outlet of the Kennebec River. The BDN has been giving that trip away, thanks to the generosity of guide Dan Legere of the Maine Guide Fly Shop […]

Drift boat contest winner a great fishing companion

On a bluebird Sunday, Jasper Walsh spent a busy day at “fishing college” with our professor for the day, Maine guide Dan Legere. Walsh was this year’s winner in the 10th annual BDN “Win a Drift Boat Trip” contest, thanks to the kindness of a co-worker who tossed his name in the box during the […]

Newburgh man wins drift boat trip

For the past decade, the BDN has combined forces with Dan Legere of the Maine Guide Fly Shop for a promotion that has been immensely popular. The premise is simple: It’s not a raffle. It’s simply a drawing. Anglers enter for free, either by clipping forms that appear in the newspaper, or stopping by our […]

Come visit BDN Outdoors at the Cabin Fever Reliever

Most years, the Cabin Fever Reliever outdoor show delivers as advertised: It provides a bit of respite after a long Maine winter. This year, after the Winter That Wasn’t (at least, thus far), we may not need as much relief from the elements. Still, there will be plenty to see and plenty to do at […]

BDN drift boat trip contest expanding

Back in 2003, as BDN staffers prepared a booth for the Eastern Maine Sportsman’s Show, I had a conversation with our promotions manager, who asked an interesting question. “How do we get people to stop and visit with us at the booth?” she asked. At that point, with just a few months as this newspaper’s […]