Category Archives: Landowner Issues

Wardens Responded to Nearly 3500 calls

Last year Maine game wardens responded to 3,449 calls for service regarding landowner relations. Those calls resulted in 1,378 summonses and 681 warnings. Interestingly ATV violations resulted in by far the most summonses and warnings. In fact ATV violations got nearly half of the summonses and more than half of the warnings issued for the […]

Governor Mills honors me with proclamation

Governor Janet Mills and DIFW Commissioner Judy Camuso visited with me at my Mt Vernon home last week to talk about outdoor issues. My friends Ed Pineau and James Cote joined us, and Janet brought lunch for all of us. We spent a couple of hours visiting (including lots of laughter), and discussing our hopes […]

Georgia directs sales taxes to fish and wildlife

While we’ve never been able to win public funding for Maine’s Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife, Georgia voters stepped up last election day and passed an amendment that will direct up to 80% of the state’s sales tax revenue on outdoor gear toward land water and wildlife. Wyoming’s legislature is considering a $10 annual […]

Issues from turkeys and moose to ATVs scheduled for hearings

Issues including turkeys, moose, deer, and bears, to landowner relations, ATVs, and invasive aquatic species will be heard on February 11 and 13 by the legislature’s Committee on Inland Fisheries and Wildlife. You can get the details of these bills on the legislature’s website. Here’s the hearing schedule. Monday, February 11, 9 am LD 275, […]

Hearings scheduled on fish and wildlife legislation

The legislature’s Committee on Inland Fisheries and Wildlife has scheduled hearings on eight bills on February 4 and 6. You can access these bills and read the details on the legislature’s website. You can also listen to the hearings online, through the legislature’s website. On February 4 at 1 pm, these are the bills that […]

SAM Proposes Seven Legislative Bills

The Sportsman’s Alliance of Maine has proposed seven legislative bills governing turkeys, bears, shooting ranges, hunting near hiking trails, the Maine Outdoor Heritage Fund, and sales taxes. I read about these bills in the January/February SAM News. Here is a summary of their bills. Turkeys SAM’s bill would expand the fall turkey hunt to match […]

More hunting and trapping legislation

Want to hunt with a handgun?  Improve landowner relations? Here are a few more legislative bills of interest. Title: An Act To Strengthen Maine’s Landowner Relations Program – Rep. Patrick Corey of Windham Title: An Act To Ensure the Continuation of the Landowner Relations Program – Rep. Dennis  Keschl of Belgrade Title: Resolve, To Enhance […]