We’ll never hunt on Sundays in Maine

  We’ll never hunt on Sundays in Maine. On April 25, 2011, the legislature’s Inland Fisheries and Wildlife Committee unanimously killed LD 910, sponsored by Rep. Stacey Fitts, a bill that would have authorized landowners to hunt on their own land on Sundays. It was the best Sunday hunting bill of that session, and the […]

Ice Shack Raffle Promises Better Fishing

You may win an amazing ice fishing shack. And you will definitely contribute to an improvement in Maine’s fishery. Raffle tickets are $10 each or three for $20, and the lucky winner gets a very creatively constructed ice shack. All who buy tickets contribute to the good work of Maine’s Fishery Improvement Network (FIN). “There […]

Correcting PETA’s Myths About Deer

On Friday morning, November 18, 2011, I nearly choked on my breakfast cereal when I opened my morning newspaper and saw, spread all across the top of the op-ed page, a diatribe against deer hunters by Paula Moore of PETA, a radical national animal rights organization. Given the fact that Maine sportsmen just spent more […]

Senator Saviello Tackles Turkeys — Again

We’re coming back for what we didn’t get last time, hoping for gobbling good success. Actually, the turkey bill I proposed and Senator Tom Saviello sponsored last session was remarkably successful. But there were a couple of key things we didn’t get, and we’ll be back for them this session. An Act to Simplify Turkey […]

It’s time for a comprehensive hunting license

This is the third in a series of columns about bills I have proposed for the 2015 legislative session. It’s titled An Act to Establish a Comprehensive Hunting License and is sponsored by Representative Mike Shaw of Standish. The bill would create a single comprehensive hunting license covering all hunting opportunities, and repeal all other […]