Category Archives: Maine Woods

Legislative committee votes unanimously to stop CMP corridor

Great news! A legislative committee has voted unanimously for a resolve to void CMP’s public lands lease for their destructive corridor through western Maine. The resolve also notes that Maine’s constitution requires approval by two-thirds of the legislature for public lands to be substantially altered. CMP claims it is not substantially changing our public lands, […]

Feeding Deer Info Provided to IFW Legislative Committee.

The legislature’s IFW Committee had a long discussion about deer feeding, and received extensive reports from DIFW on these issues. The department recommended no changes to the existing laws, but did say they had plans to address all the issues and concerns. One handout I found interesting was wildlife biologist Nathan Bieber’s briefing paper on […]

Kennebec Land Trust Internships are both important and fun

Kennebec Land Trust Internships are both important and fun Internships at Kennebec Land Trust are great opportunities to do good things while having fun. KLT is currently looking for summer interns, and I’ll share their info here. Linda and I donated our woodlot to KLT, and they’ve done a great job with it. This summer […]

Legislature debates turkeys and bears

At a work session this morning, the legislature’s Fish and Wildlife Committee acted on 3 bills carried over from last year’s legislative session. Deputy game wardens The first bill, LD650, was designed to strengthen Maine’s landowner relations bill, by adding 5 new deputy game wardens to DIFW’s staff. But DIFW did not support the bill, […]

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 […]