Monthly Archives: November 2018

Driving Deer to Distraction

 This story was originally published in Down East magazine.              Sometimes small changes in hunting laws bring big benefits. My big buck one year was the result of a small law change that legalized deer driving by groups of no more than three hunters, as long as noise makers are not used.             The deer […]

Time to demand public funding for DIFW

It is time to demand public funding for the Inland Fisheries and Wildlife Department, which does a lot for all the citizens of Maine, but gets almost no funding from most Mainers.  Public funding for DIFW should be the top priority in the next legislative session for all of Maine’s groups representing hunters, anglers, conservationists, […]

Legislative Committee likes New Brook Trout Protection Plan

DIF&W recently presented their plan to expand protection of our native brook trout to members of the legislature’s Inland Fisheries and Wildlife Committee. Today I want to share with you the reaction of committee members. This all began with a bill I submitted in the last legislative session to expand protection to the tributaries to […]

I’ve suffered horrendous travel trocities

Linda and I have enjoyed lots of amazing trips, and usually traveled with little difficulty. But occasionally, we suffered what I called travel trocities, always caused by our airlines. I’ve decided to share some of those stories with you, for your entertainment. Here’s one about our last trip to Italy in 2016.  Getting to Italy […]

Great (almost true) Maine stories

Brian Daniels is a talented guy who loves the outdoors and writes everything from columns and novels to songs. I really enjoyed his first novel, Luke’s Dream, so of course I looked forward to his new book, It Seemed Like A Compliment To Me, published by Islandport Press. While the book is supposed to be […]