Category Archives: Maine Woods

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 […]

Paid outdoor recreation – including hunting – on farms brings promising profits to farmers

Outdoor recreational opportunities on the Nation’s privately-owned farm, ranch and woodlands, which comprise nearly three-fourths of our land area, are virtually unlimited. Many farmers and landowners have already found recreation to be a new and profitable crop. Land formerly in grain is now meeting the needs of fisherman, hunters, campers, hikers, and others who seek […]

Lyme Disease Changes Maine’s Deer Discussion

For more than a century, Maine deer have been managed for maximum populations that benefit deer hunters. But Lyme disease is changing the discussion, and is likely to force Maine’s Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife to reduce deer populations in coastal, southern, and central Maine – even while they struggle to rebuild deer populations […]