Category Archives: Conservation

From stream flows to native plants, check out these NRCM funded kids’ projects

NRCM kids project

While Governor Paul LePage’s inappropriate letter to NRCM members, criticizing the organization in very inaccurate statements, got lots of news coverage, I was thinking about all the ways this great environmental organization has benefitted our state. Some of their work, on major environmental projects and issues, has been well reported, such as their most recent […]

Maine’s moose suffered another tough winter

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Maine’s moose continue to be killed in large numbers by ticks. The most recent research, completed this past winter and spring, has not been released officially yet, but Judy Camuso, Wildlife Division Director, shared the following information with James Cote and me when we taped a Wildfire TV show with her on Monday. Moose calves […]

Kate’s cooking of beaver, bear, and moose, heat up the Wildfire kitchen!

Kate Gooding

This may have been the most fun I’ve ever had on our TV talk show Wildfire. Kate Krukowski Gooding, author of several exceptional wild game cookbooks, was our guest, so we moved into the studio’s kitchen where she prepared a dish she created just for the show: Wildfire’s Chipotle BBQ Black Fly Stew, with moose, […]

Wildfire tackles the tough moose questions with guide Guy Randlett

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Concerned about the decline in Maine’s moose population? Wondering if moose hunting will survive? Or if we’ll be able to easily see moose again anytime soon? On the new edition of Wildfire, my cohost James Cote and I explore these and other questions and issues involving moose, with our guest Guy Randlett. Guy actually won […]

Why did the Inland Fisheries and Wildlife Department fail to support stream crossings bond issue?

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It’s a mystery to me. An important bond issue to raise more money for improving stream crossings failed to draw the support of Maine’s Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife. Yet in an April 11 edition of the agency’s newsletter, there’s a great article on the importance of improving our stream crossings. When I asked […]

Amazing stories from an exceptional Maine game warden

A Good Man with a Dog by Roger Guay

Roger Guay was a great game warden, and his book, A Good Man with a Dog, contains thoughtful, insightful, frightening, and entertaining stories of his 25 year career. With the help of Kate Flora, one of my favorite authors, Roger has delivered a book that you will read and share with friends, and then put […]