Category Archives: Maine Woods

Lyme Disease news is all bad and getting worse

Lyme disease – delivered by deer ticks – is a growing problem in Maine and the nation. When a legislative committee hosts a hearing next Tuesday on An Act To Improve Access to Treatments for Lyme disease, committee members better be prepared for some horror stories. I talked with the bill’s sponsor, Representative Deb Sanderson […]

The Glory that is Alaska

  At the Flagstaff Lodge of Maine Huts and Trails this weekend, Linda and I met a young lady who was leaving soon for Alaska. I was envious. And I returned home to dig out a file of Alaska stories that I wrote after three amazing trips there. Here is one of them.     […]

Pink moose and slingshots are debated at legislature

Well, the moose weren’t pink – but the clothing moose hunters wear would have been. Today’s work session of the Inland Fisheries and Wildlife Committee debated the impact of winter ticks on moose, the pink clothing proposal, hunting with slingshots, and one long-fought fishing bill. Two months into the 2015 legislative session, the Inland Fisheries […]