The most recent edition of the monthly newsletter of Maine’s Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife includes this story: Game Wardens Cody Lounder, Eric Blanchard, Deputy Warden Harry Wiegman, and Sargeant Tim Spahr seized four illegally possesses snakes from an apartment in Biddeford. One snake, an Albino Burmese Python, is illegal in Maine and on […]
My friend Kevin McShane alerted me to this awesome video, posted on the website of The Nature Conservancy. I especially loved the bears. Enjoy! Video.
Here’s what Thomas McGuane says about the Tomine family: They share the challenge and fulfillment offered by the natural world because they find, gather, and catch so much of it… These are buoyant people, and it’s remarkable how absorbed the children are in foraging and how proud they are to eat and share the results. […]
My first reaction was sadness. Later, I was ashamed, for our Governor, our state, and ourselves. When the LePage Administration refused to submit any conservation projects to the federal Forest Legacy Program for funding, for the first time in 15 years, we turned our back on a legacy of conservation in our state and signaled […]
“It was pitch black,” Frank Gatto told reporter Joe Lawler. “A split second before I hit it, I realized it was a moose. All I could see was its belly and legs. We went right underneath that moose, took out its legs.” Despite a successful effort by Maine’s Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife […]
Words Matter. That’s the headline in a special section of a report from Responsive Management titled, “How to Talk to the Public About Hunting.” In my last outdoor news column, I told you about some of Responsive Management’s interesting research about the public’s attitudes toward hunting. Today, I’ll share their recommendations for how hunters can […]
On Friday, November 20, I hope you will join us for an ambitious day of conversations about six key challenges facing Maine. Sponsored by Envision Maine, the conference will feature discussions about our energy future, the next rural economy, reinventing education, broadband connections, the need for more people, and climate change. There […]
When we moved to Mount Vernon 38 years ago, many of the deer tagged on opening day were registered by women – but not women who hunted. These women tagged the deer killed by their husbands, so the husbands could continue to hunt. One day, a young boy at an elementary school gathering announced, “My […]