Category Archives: Fishing

Maine Outdoor Heritage Fund grants go to lots of great projects

Many years ago, when Angus King was governor, I decided to try to get some public money for the Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife. I worked for the Sportsman’s Alliance of Maine at that time and recruited Maine Audubon to be our partner. Chris Potholm did a poll for us, showing that the public’s […]

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 […]

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 […]