Category Archives: Dept of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife News

Becoming an Outdoors Woman weekend scheduled for October

   The 2018 Becoming an Outdoors Woman Introductory Skills Weekend is slated for October 5-7, 2018 at the University of Maine 4-H Camp and Learning Center at Bryant Pond and registration is now open!  You can learn more and register here: https://extension.umaine.edu/bryantpond/adult-programs/becoming-an-outdoors-woman/bow-introductory-skills-weekend/ The Becoming an Outdoors Woman program offers workshops for women 18 and older […]

Don’t Stock Sebago With Togue and Stop the Fishing Derbies

  Here’s an interesting letter from Alfred Rosenberg of Lisbon Falls, published in the September 1956 edition of The Maine Outdoorsman and Conservationist newspaper. Arsenic and Old Lakes After reading about the proposal of stocking togue in Sebago I just couldn’t sleep without writing to you about it and for others to hear likewise. To […]

Lots of partridge and rabbits killed

  Lots of partridge and rabbits were killed in Maine in 1955. Maine’s Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife sent a questionnaire to all hunters in order to collect game harvest information. Here’s what they found. Deer   35,315 Partridge  185,690 Rabbit   193,525 Woodcock   22,660 Waterfowl   76,180 Gray Squirrel   27,940 Fox   27,940                                                                                                                  Raccoon   31,290 Bear   2,275 […]

It’s all about men in sportsman’s newspaper

  Women were nowhere to be found – except in jokes – in the September 1956 edition of The Maine Outdoorsman and Conservationist. One article’s headline was “Warden Force Seeking Young Men Interested In Outdoor Careers.” “Requirements for the Warden Service were: Applicant must be a citizen of the United States and resident of the […]

Good things happening with new fisheries plan

Lots of interesting and important initiatives are being discussed by DIFW’s Heritage Brook Trout and Charr Work Group, led by Francis Brautigam, Fisheries Division Director. This effort was launched in response to legislative support for my bill to protect tributaries to our Heritage Waters where native brook trout and charr are protected. I was initially […]