Category Archives: Maine Woods

Pingree picks ticks and deer get sprayed with chemicals to kill them

chemical spray to kill ticks

  “As the deer snack, their ears, heads, necks and shoulders rub against vertical rollers that are treated with acaricide. Through grooming, the deer also transfer the acaricide to other parts of their bodies.” Yes, some places, worried about Lyme disease, are spraying deer with chemicals to kill the ticks that carry the Lyme virus. […]

Landowner Relations Program may expand, thanks to legislature

Kerri Bickford Capitol two

With a couple of significant changes, legislation to expand the landowner relations program at Maine’s Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife won a nearly unanimous vote of support from the legislature’s Inland Fisheries and Wildlife Committee on May 14. Rep. Ellie Espling sponsored the bill at my request and worked closely with me throughout the […]