Category Archives: Fishing

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 […]

Alter your fish and you’ll be in big trouble

A new law governing fisheries included language that “prohibits anglers from altering fish, including smelts, from their natural state until after they have conducted a wet measure.” That’s the way the Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife described their proposal, sponsored for the agency by Senator Scott Cyrway, Senate chair of the IFW Committee. Cyrway, […]

State agrees to controversial take-over of Forest City dam.

A very-late-in-the-session legislative bill calling for a state takeover of the Forest City Dam on the St. Croix River was hotly debated. Several key changes were made, and the bill was enacted and signed by the Governor. One of the major concerns expressed by IFW Committee members was the expense of maintaining this large dam, […]

Maine guides win grant for great new marketing project

The Maine Professional Guides Association won a $10,000 grant from the Maine Office of Tourism to create a member directory to distribute out of state. “It is noteworthy because we are taking the lead to promote member businesses and tourism recognizes that they are not.” Don Kleiner, MPGA lobbyist and executive director, told me. They […]