Category Archives: Environmental Issues

Animal welfare groups demand tougher protections for Canadian lynx

In response to the federal listing of Lynx as threatened, Maine’s Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife restricted trapping in the Lynx’s region. But animal rights groups have been complaining ever since, especially about the decision by the feds to give Maine an incidental take permit, allowing a few Lynx to be accidentally captured. A […]

More groups must apply for funding from Maine’s Outdoor Heritage Fund

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When the Sportsman’s Alliance of Maine and Maine Audubon teamed up to create the Maine Outdoor Heritage Fund, I’m not sure any of us realized how much this program would contribute to an amazing array of outdoor recreation and conservation projects. We gathered signatures to put the proposal on the ballot, but in a very […]

Threaded Journeys is not your typical book of hunting and fishing stories.

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Threaded Journeys by Tom Johnson is an unusual book, with a subtitle that gives you a hint of what’s inside: “Fishing, Hunting, Conservation, Adventure… and America’s Future.” Yes, Tom covers it all. You’ll get provocative opinion pieces on important issues from climate change to the endangered species act to fracking. And there are lots of […]

USF&W Director issues provocative call to action

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A provocative call-to-action by U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Director Dan Ashe is getting a lot of attention across the nation. First delivered at this year’s North American Wildlife and Natural Resources Management Conference, Ashe pointed out challenges faced by sportsmen and women today, problems in our environmental and conservation communities, and called out our […]