We're looking for nominations for the next Legendary Registered Maine Guide!



We're seeking nominations for the 2019 Wilmot (Wiggie) Robinson Legendary Guide Award!



Registered Maine Guides are experienced and passionate outdoors men and women and each year the Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife recognizes a member of the guiding community with the Wilmot (Wiggie) Robinson Legendary Guide Award.


Criteria for this prestigious award is as follows:

  • Must meet 20 year anniversary as a Registered Maine Guide. Active guide for 10 years
  • Passes a criminal background check. Law abiding citizen with no arrests for committing a crime related to: Human injury, gun laws or major hunting or fishing violations for 20 years.
  • Volunteer community service. Providing education about safety and survival in the Maine woods. Introducing and educating youth about the importance of the ecosystem found in the State of Maine.
  • Active on boards or committees that enhances and promotes the importance of Maine's outdoor resources, ie: youth programs, scout leader, conservation education, safety instructor, search and rescue volunteer, active in Fish and Game club(s), guide license examiner, etc.

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


If you know a deserving Registered Maine Guide, please complete the nomination form and submit it by January 10, 2019.


2018 Legendary Maine Guide Award

Lance Wheaton of Forest City, Maine was the recipient of the 2018 award, and the tenth Registered Maine Guide to receive the honor. Lance has been a full-time guide for over fifty-five years. A lifetime member of the Maine Professional Guides Association, a past member of the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife Advisory Council, an original director of the Woodie Wheaton Land Trust, a builder of about one hundred guide canoes, Lance has also spent hundreds of hours working for conservation efforts.