Through the fundraising efforts of the Board of Directors of Operation Game Thief, Maine's OGT program now has the "Wall of Shame" trailer whose purpose is to increase the public's awareness of the disastrous effects that poaching has on our fish and wildlife resources. This 36 foot trailer, full of mounted fish and wildlife poached by thieves, allow Maine game wardens a means of communicating this message to far more people than ever before.
What's in the Wall of Shame? Mounts of illegally poached fish, deer, moose, turkey and furbearers are a major part of the Wall of Shame. You will also find illegal implements such as gill nets, snares, jacklights and illegal firearms that were all used to poach our fish and wildlife. You will read interesting stories about these poaching incidents and how the poachers were apprehended by our Maine game wardens. We are sure that you will feel, as all concerned citizens, sportsmen and women feel about these thieves - they need to be caught and Maine Operation Game Thief is just one tool that wardens have to help catch poachers. The Wall of Shame is an effective way to get this message out to the public.
If you would like to have the trailer at one of your fish and game club functions, a civic group function, school or any other event that will allow for the greatest opportunity to increase the public's awareness of the work of poachers, then please call the Maine Warden Service in Augusta at 287-2766. We will make every effort to have a game warden and the Wall of Shame at your event.