Category Archives: Maine Woods

North Dakota takes hunting seriously

Awaiting our first afternoon of pheasant hunting in Regent, North Dakota, I am reading the state’s Conservation Guide 2014, fascinated by the strong support for hunting displayed statewide, and most especially by the state and federal government. This is especially impressive given that the state has only about half the population of Maine. Before I […]

The truth about bear hunting in other states

Thanks to Bob Duchesne, whose Saturday morning “Wild Maine” 92.9 radio shows on the bear referendum featured outstanding interviews with wildlife biologists Oregon, Washington, and Colorado, we now know the truth. Those are the three states that banned hunting bears with hounds and bait. Here is an excellent summary of what happened as a result, […]

Maine needs a bare knuckled bear debate

The only way we’ll get a real debate about bear hunting and trapping is to clear the room of reporters and moderators and let the two sides go at each other – a bare knuckled bear debate. Otherwise, we’re going to get the standard questions and the rote memorized answers – and Maine voters won’t […]