Category Archives: Maine Woods

Do we want moose or deer in the north woods?

2015 hunt Scott Ireland

That’s one of the big questions being debated as Maine’s Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife prepares new big game management plans with the assistance of a Big Game Steering Committee comprised of folks representing hunting, fishing, conservation, environmental, and landowner groups. DIF&W recognizes the importance of moose to our state, both for viewing and […]

Warden Buuck shoots injured buck

Two young local fellas stopped their truck beside Linda and me on Tuesday as we were out for a walk, and asked if they could park in our driveway to access nearby Hopkins Pond where they enjoy ice fishing. We said sure and told them to park beside the garage at the very end of […]

$6 million to be invested in fish habitat and private road improvements

Passadumkeag17 by Robert Bukaty

A very significant federal grant of $6 million is coming to Maine to restore more than 250 miles of fish habitat in northern and eastern Maine and help private forestland owners reduce the impacts of flooding on road networks. This announcement from the partners in the Maine Aquatic Connectivity Restoration Project is a very important […]

State Museum and Library host evening focused on Maine sporting camps

book cover

                My book, titled Maine Sporting Camps, was published in May, with my hope that it will encourage readers to visit sporting camps on a regular basis for the very best outdoor experiences. On Wednesday night, November 16, at 6:30 pm, I’ll be talking about the book and the history of our sporting camps at […]

Your cuddly cat is a ferocious killer

Every cat lover should read Cat Wars by Peter Marra and Chris Santella. Turns out that cuddly cat of yours is a devastating killer of birds and other critters. OK, Linda and I have a cat too, so we’re with you on this. One well-researched and professionally reviewed study reported that “cats killed between 1.3 […]

Oscar Cronk is a legendary sportsman

Oscar and Edie Cronk have been important people in my life, so it was great to be there at SAM’s annual banquet for DIF&W Commissioner Chandler Woodcock’s presentation of a Lifetime Outdoor Achievement award to Oscar. Oscar is Maine’s best known trapper, a true legend, and his wife Edie is right there beside him. In […]