Category Archives: Fishing

Legislature tackles everything from ice fishing to turkey hunting

The legislature’s Inland Fisheries and Wildlife Committee will be busy this session. I’m writing a series of columns about all the bills of interest to sportsmen and women. While we await details of these bills, we can guess from the titles what is being proposed. Here are some more titles and sponsors. Many of these […]

IFW Committee Has Lots Of New Members

The legislature’s Inland Fisheries and Wildlife Committee has 9 new members, although several are experienced legislators. Included on that very-experienced list are Senators Paul Davis and Representatives John Martin and Danny Martin. Danny Martin was IFW Commissioner for Governor John Baldacci. The committee also has new chairs, Senator Jim Dill and Representative Catherine Nadeau. Nadeau […]

Some of These Fish and Wildlife Legislative Bills Will Be Provocative

Of the first 50 legislative bills listed on the legislature’s website are four related to fish and wildlife. I’m expecting lots of fish and wildlife bills this session, including some from our governor and new DIFW commissioner. But for the first time in 30 years, I did not offer any bills, partly because my illness, […]

182 projects get outdoor heritage grants

You can buy one instant lottery ticket with assurance that you will win, even though you may not win any money. The Maine Outdoor Heritage instant lottery tickets generate funds for lots of great wildlife conservation and outdoor recreation projects. Many years ago, when I worked for the Sportsman’s Alliance of Maine, we teamed up […]

1991 legislature killed these bills

The other night I was reading a July 1991 edition of The Maine Sportsman, when I came across a column from the Sportsman’s Alliance of Maine listing the legislative bills the group helped to defeat that session. I found this list to be quite interesting and I want to share with you today. Here it […]

Hope you’ll consider these books as Christmas gifts

I’ve written four books that I hope might make your Christmas wish list, and/or be gifts you purchase for others. My first book, A Life Lived Outdoors, published by IslandPort Press, is a collection of favorite columns about home, camp, and Maine life, including stories about growing up in Winthrop. One section is stories of […]