Category Archives: Hunting

USF&W Director issues provocative call to action

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A provocative call-to-action by U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Director Dan Ashe is getting a lot of attention across the nation. First delivered at this year’s North American Wildlife and Natural Resources Management Conference, Ashe pointed out challenges faced by sportsmen and women today, problems in our environmental and conservation communities, and called out our […]

Predictions for grouse, woodcock, and turkey hunting

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Grouse hunters may be frustrated this year, depending on where they hunt, but predictions for an increase in woodcock are exciting, and of course, turkey populations have exploded. Kelsey Sullivan wrote an interesting and informative article about DIF&W’s grouse research, for the North Maine Woods magazine, and I’ll include that article at the end of […]

You’re the guest on the new edition of Wildfire!

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Your opinions are the subject of the new edition of Wildfire, the TV talk show that I host with James Cote. While James and I discussed a lot of issues, including problems and opportunities at DIF&W’s fish hatcheries, and what the legislature achieved and didn’t achieve, we also spent a good deal of the time […]

Big challenges ahead as new big game management plans are created

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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 […]