Category Archives: Dept of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife News

Maine should act now to save our moose

Maine’s Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife is doing exceptional research to document the tragic deaths of our moose, killed by ticks. Moose biologist Lee Kantar gets great credit for his moose research. Our moose population today may be as low as 50,000 (down from a possible high of 90,000), and moose hunting permits have […]

Portage Lake stocking proposal is denied

A contentious proposal to stock hatchery fish in Portage Lake in Aroostook County has been denied. While the proposal came from a DIFW Regional Fisheries biologist, with support from most of the agency’s other fisheries biologists, it was sharply criticized by a few biologists. Perhaps the most significant criticism came from Merry Gallagher, the department’s […]

Legislature tackles moose permit and comprehensive license issues

The legislature’s Inland Fisheries and Wildlife Committee will work on three pieces of legislation on January 4. The work session starts at 1 PM in room 206 of the Cross Building. LD 768, An Act to Establish Comprehensive Hunting and Hunting/Fishing Licenses, was sponsored by Representative Gary Hilliard at my request. At the end of […]