Category Archives: Hunting

Big challenges ahead as new big game management plans are created

Bob Duchesne photo

New management plans for all of Maine’s big game animals should be ready for review and comment by sportsmen and the general public sometime in December. Draft plans prepared by wildlife biologists and representatives of various groups are nearing completion. Those plans will go to a larger Big Game Steering Committee, which will work with […]

New episode of Wildfire focuses on deer

Gary Hilliard

State Representative Gary Hilliard (R-Belgrade) is our guest on the episode of Wildfire that begins airing tonight. Much of the show focused on deer, as we questioned the sharp 60 percent increase in any-deer permits issued this year by the Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife. Gary is on a working group that is partnering […]

Maine’s moose suffered another tough winter

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Maine’s moose continue to be killed in large numbers by ticks. The most recent research, completed this past winter and spring, has not been released officially yet, but Judy Camuso, Wildlife Division Director, shared the following information with James Cote and me when we taped a Wildfire TV show with her on Monday. Moose calves […]

Kate’s cooking of beaver, bear, and moose, heat up the Wildfire kitchen!

Kate Gooding

This may have been the most fun I’ve ever had on our TV talk show Wildfire. Kate Krukowski Gooding, author of several exceptional wild game cookbooks, was our guest, so we moved into the studio’s kitchen where she prepared a dish she created just for the show: Wildfire’s Chipotle BBQ Black Fly Stew, with moose, […]