Category Archives: Firearms

It’s not all about guns

A legislative hearing last week on a modest gun bill was ugly. Pro-gun folks showed up in force and were loud and angry, ignoring the requests of the committee’s Senate chair to remain quiet and calm. I testified in favor of the bill, although I don’t think either side liked my testimony. The intent of […]

Airport evacuated! Was it my gun case?

I’ve suffered plenty of travel trocities. One of my all-time favorite stories involved a hunting trip to North Dakota. For several years, I’d borrowed my friend Harry Vanderweide’s gun case for this annual pheasant hunting trip, with no problem. Until 2013. At the Portland Jetport, after I’d checked in and they’d taken my bag and […]

More law changes – baiting and feeding deer, altering fish, and more

Each day this week, I’ll post columns about all the new laws and law changes that govern hunting, fishing, snowmobiling, and other outdoor activities. Here is column number one.  Moose Permits Selection procedure.   Permittees are selected by a public chance drawing, except that a permit must be issued to any resident who is 7065 […]

Lots of law changes from snowmobiles to guns to hunting

Each day this week, I’ll post columns about all the new laws and law changes that govern firearms, hunting, fishing, snowmobiling, and other outdoor activities. Here is column number one.  Moose Permits Selection procedure.   Permittees are selected by a public chance drawing, except that a permit must be issued to any resident who is […]

Don’t miss this Historic Documentary Event about sportsmen and sporting camps

A collaboration between the Maine State Museum and the Sportsman’s Alliance of Maine promises a fascinating evening on May 20 in Augusta. They have created a historic documentary about sportsmen and the Maine Sporting Camp tradition, which will be seen in a 3D historic experience. Here’s the announcement that includes information on how to reserve […]

From deer antler restrictions to life jackets, lots of bills are ready for action

Nearly 1/3 of the legislature’s 1900 bills have been drafted, and there are lots of outdoor issues on the agenda for hearings in the next month or so. Here are a few of the more interesting bills for those of us who enjoy the outdoors in Maine. LD 61, sponsored by Rep. McCrea of Fort […]

Controversial quotes from Maine sportsmen and others

For many years I’ve been writing a monthly Quotable Sportsman column for The Maine Sportsman. These quotes are often controversial, usually informative, and sometimes entertaining. Occasionally in this Outdoor News column I’m going to look back and give you some of those quotes. While hunting, fishing, camping and other venerable outdoor recreation activities will continue […]