Category Archives: Hunting

Driving deer to distraction

Deer on car two

               Sometimes small changes in hunting laws bring big benefits. My big buck one year was the result of a small law change, proposed by the Sportsman’s Alliance of Maine when I served as SAM’s executive director, that legalized deer driving by groups of no more than three hunters, as long as noise makers are […]

Great memories of hunting with Dad

Deer Carrier

                I was born a Maine sportsman, raised a Maine sportsman, and will die a Maine sportsman. Thanks to Dad. Just like Dad. My first memories are of pheasants, rabbits, setters, and beagles. Or course, before that, there was the hunter safety course and lots of shooting at […]

Game Wardens spend less than half their time policing hunting and fishing

wardens patch color

Earlier this year I asked the Maine Warden Service for the latest data on how they spend their time. Unfortunately, the most recent report was issued in 2013. Nothing since then. So that’s the report I obtained from them. The 53 page report is interesting and includes information about where their money comes from, trends […]