June 21, 2018
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Youth Lifetime License Program established

Photo courtesy of the Jewett Family
Photo courtesy of the Jewett Family
At the September 15 SAM banquet, at least 14 children ages 6-16 will receive lifetime fishing licenses through the Jason Jewett Memorial Fund, established by the Jewett family of Jefferson in honor of their son, Jason, who was tragically killed in a motorcycle accident. Jason was an avid sportsman; at a young age, he participated with his grandfather, Keith Jewett (left), and father, Jeff Jewett (right), in a moose hunt.
By David Trahan, Executive Director

We are excited to announce that we will unveil some new programs at the annual SAM banquet, including a new memorial Youth Lifetime License Program. The Jewett family of Jefferson has worked with SAM to create this Gift for a Lifetime program in the name of their son, Jason, who was killed in a motorcycle accident.

So far, 13 children between the ages of 6 and 16 will receive lifetime licenses at the September banquet. We expect this program will grow in the future, and are excited about its potential.

This emotional statement by the Jewett family will be delivered at the SAM Banquet:

“The Jason Jewett Memorial Fund is honored to join with the Sportsman’s Alliance of Maine. Jason was truly the model of a young Maine sportsman, who was always anxious and willing to go out into our wonderful outdoors to hunt and fish with family and friends.

“He was always there with his competitive spirit to assist in dragging deer, or holding up his fish that he caught to show off. He learned the love of the outdoors from a young age from his father and grandfathers who taught him the respect and skills to become an outstanding outdoorsman.

“Jason belongs to a family of outdoorsman who were always talking about the next excursion for moose, deer, and ice and open water fishing and were always ready for the next season.

“It is our honor that Jason’s tradition will be carried throughout many years by offering young men and women the opportunity to enjoy the beautiful Maine woods and waterways as Jason did.”


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