Category Archives: Dept of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife News

Snake wraps up woman and bites her face

“Oh, please. I have a boa constrictor stuck to my – my face!” How’d you like to be the 911 dispatcher who got that call? This Ohio woman had moved the 5 ½ foot Boa Constrictor to her home recently, and apparently it wasn’t happy there. It wrapped itself around her neck and began biting […]

Alter your fish and you’ll be in big trouble

A new law governing fisheries included language that “prohibits anglers from altering fish, including smelts, from their natural state until after they have conducted a wet measure.” That’s the way the Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife described their proposal, sponsored for the agency by Senator Scott Cyrway, Senate chair of the IFW Committee. Cyrway, […]

State agrees to controversial take-over of Forest City dam.

A very-late-in-the-session legislative bill calling for a state takeover of the Forest City Dam on the St. Croix River was hotly debated. Several key changes were made, and the bill was enacted and signed by the Governor. One of the major concerns expressed by IFW Committee members was the expense of maintaining this large dam, […]

Maine guides win grant for great new marketing project

The Maine Professional Guides Association won a $10,000 grant from the Maine Office of Tourism to create a member directory to distribute out of state. “It is noteworthy because we are taking the lead to promote member businesses and tourism recognizes that they are not.” Don Kleiner, MPGA lobbyist and executive director, told me. They […]