Category Archives: Legislative News

Two legislators recognized for their good work for conservation

The Nature Conservancy’s Corporate Conservation Council of Maine recognized two legislators for their conservation work at a recent event. The 57 members of the Council donated $341,658 this year to support TNC’s important conservation work in our state. And for the first time, the Council decided to give legislative awards. Although I was asked to […]

Four fish and wildlife bills carried over to next year

The legislature carried four fish and wildlife bills over to the 2018 legislative session. LD 768 would establish a comprehensive fishing and hunting license, for those like me who dislike constantly having to purchase special permits for everything from turkey hunting to muzzleloading for deer. LD 1236 would add protections to our Heritage Water’s native […]

Bad guides will be gone

Each day this week, I am posting columns about all the new laws and law changes that govern hunting, fishing, snowmobiling, and other outdoor activities. Here is column number six. It’s all about significant changes in guides licenses. An Act To Authorize the Revocation, Suspension or Denial of a Guide License under Specified Circumstances Be […]

Every age group and outdoor activity impacted by these law “corrections”

Each day this week, I am posting columns about all the new laws and law changes that govern hunting, fishing, snowmobiling, and other outdoor activities. Here is column number five. Lots of “corrections” in this one! An Act To Correct and Clarify Maine’s Fish and Wildlife Laws Be it enacted by the People of the […]

Lots of hunting and fishing laws changed

Each day this week, I’m posting columns about all the new laws and law changes that govern hunting, fishing, snowmobiling, and other outdoor activities. Here is column number four, lots of law changes in this one act, proposed by the Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife.  An Act To Clarify and Enhance Maine’s Wildlife Laws […]

More law changes – baiting and feeding deer, altering fish, and more

Each day this week, I’ll post columns about all the new laws and law changes that govern hunting, fishing, snowmobiling, and other outdoor activities. Here is column number one.  Moose Permits Selection procedure.   Permittees are selected by a public chance drawing, except that a permit must be issued to any resident who is 7065 […]