Category Archives: Hunting

DIFW debating how to increase game harvests

I wasn’t surprised that Maine hunters killed fewer deer, bears, and turkeys last year, because fewer people are hunting in Maine. But I was surprised that harvest numbers declined so sharply. State officials said the preliminary number of deer killed was around 28,000, down from 32,451 in 2018. The turkey fall harvest this year was […]

Monitoring Maine’s deer population is a community effort

Here’s an interesting column by DIFW’s Sarah Boyden. Monitoring Maine’s deer population is a community effort By Assistant Regional Wildlife Biologist, Sarah Boyden In this season of giving thanks, I want to appreciate the hardworking men and women that help the Department manage our wildlife species. Deer season is a busy time of year for […]

My last turkey with Dad

The last turkey I shot while hunting with my dad was on a friend’s Fayette farm. Dad couldn’t walk far so we had put a chair behind a stone wall in the forest not far from where we parked. For some reason that morning he left the chair and walked further up the woods to […]

My testimony at the Army Corps CMP hearing

The federal Army Corps of Engineers held a public hearing on CMP’s project to bring power from Quebec to Massachusetts through western Maine. I wrote testimony that my friend Jenn Gray delivered for me at the hearing, and I’m going to share it with you. Here it is. CMP Project Army Corps of Engineering Hearing […]

New outdoor recreation plan needs your review and comments

The state’s new outdoor recreation plan is comprehensive and very interesting. The plan covers everything including hunting, fishing, and winter recreation. If you enjoy the great Maine outdoors, you should read the plan, and comment on it. Comments must be submitted by November 22. Here’s the state’s announcement, with a link to the plan. AUGUSTA, […]