Category Archives: Dept of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife News

Maine has too many bald eagles

Recently Maine’s Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife issued the following news about bald eagles: Bald eagles were not always as common in Maine as they are today. In 1962, only 27 nesting pairs were found across the state. After decades of monitoring and implementation of intensive management practices, including working with willing landowners to conserve […]

DIFW Wants Your Thoughts on New Furbearers Plan

The Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife wants to hear from you about their new management plan for furbearers including fox, raccoon, beaver, and lots more, including skunks. Here’s what this is all about: The meetings and online forum are part of a larger study designed to assess priorities for furbearer management, including the issues […]

Al Cowperthwaite has done a great job for us and North Maine Woods

Mainers are lucky to have access to 3.5 million acres in the North Maine Woods, and we are also lucky that Al Cowperthwaite has been the long-time manager of that property. I have enjoyed many hunting and fishing adventures in the north woods, and feel privileged to have worked with Al on several important issues. […]

Want to know how many wild critters we’ve harvested?

The Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife now offers, on their website, an opportunity for you to learn how many big game animals we have harvested has the seasons progress. This data is updated daily, and you can see the information here: https://maine.maps.arcgis.com/apps/opsdashboard/index.html#/199555de2ee14d94a6186d9e07453e05 This information is also available on the department’s website in a couple […]

DIFW presents me with a lifetime achievement award

            Maine’s Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife presented me with a lifetime achievement award recently at the annual banquet of the Sportsman’s Alliance of Maine. DIFW’s Commissioner, Judy Camuso, presented the award, along with Deputy Commissioner Tim Peabody.             I thanked them and told them the award meant a lot to me, which it […]