Category Archives: Hunting

Thanksgiving Bucks – Got one, Lost one


I’ve had some memorable hunts on Thanksgiving mornings, before gathering with family for the annual feast. Here are two of my most memorable Thanksgiving encounters with big bucks.   An Icy Morning Heats Up Crunch, crunch, crunch. I could hear him plodding along in the frozen ground through a stand of spruce out in front […]

Maine’s hunting and fishing heritage threatened by climate change

coyote (DIFW photo)

If you care about Maine fisheries and wildlife, as a hunter, angler, or wildlife watcher – and yes, this should include every Mainer – you must read and respond to an alarming report from the National Wildlife Federation called Game Changers – Climate Impacts to American’s Hunting, Fishing, and Wildlife Heritage. I’ll give you some […]

How to talk to the public about hunting


Words Matter. That’s the headline in a special section of a report from Responsive Management titled, “How to Talk to the Public About Hunting.” In my last outdoor news column, I told you about some of Responsive Management’s interesting research about the public’s attitudes toward hunting. Today, I’ll share their recommendations for how hunters can […]