Monthly Archives: April 2016

Airport evacuated! Was it my gun case?

I’ve suffered plenty of travel trocities. One of my all-time favorite stories involved a hunting trip to North Dakota. For several years, I’d borrowed my friend Harry Vanderweide’s gun case for this annual pheasant hunting trip, with no problem. Until 2013. At the Portland Jetport, after I’d checked in and they’d taken my bag and […]

Legislature set to turn its back on Maine’s struggling outdoor industry

Maine’s Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife must improve its communications with sportsmen, landowners, and the general public, and reinstate its marketing program. Our outdoor industry desperately needs DIF&W’s partnership and a bill endorsed unanimously by the legislature’s Inland Fisheries and Wildlife Committee would get that partnership started. The bill, which reestablishes a marketing position […]

Hunting, fishing, and trapping get a boost from the legislature

The legislature has added 19 important words to the mission of the Inland Fisheries and Wildlife Department that significantly strengthens the role that hunting, fishing, and trapping plays in the management of Maine’s fish and wildlife. In mid-March I told you this story, which began with a proposal from the Sportsman’s Alliance of Maine designed […]