Category Archives: Maine Woods

Driving Deer to Distraction

 This story was originally published in Down East magazine.              Sometimes small changes in hunting laws bring big benefits. My big buck one year was the result of a small law change that legalized deer driving by groups of no more than three hunters, as long as noise makers are not used.             The deer […]

Time to demand public funding for DIFW

It is time to demand public funding for the Inland Fisheries and Wildlife Department, which does a lot for all the citizens of Maine, but gets almost no funding from most Mainers.  Public funding for DIFW should be the top priority in the next legislative session for all of Maine’s groups representing hunters, anglers, conservationists, […]

Legislative Committee likes New Brook Trout Protection Plan

DIF&W recently presented their plan to expand protection of our native brook trout to members of the legislature’s Inland Fisheries and Wildlife Committee. Today I want to share with you the reaction of committee members. This all began with a bill I submitted in the last legislative session to expand protection to the tributaries to […]

Congratulations to these environmental champions

Maine is blessed with many environmental leaders, and it’s nice when they are recognized. The Natural Resources Council of Maine recently honored wonderful folks from Falmouth, Georgetown, Walpole, and Brunswick. Here’s the NRCM’s announcement. Augusta, ME – The Natural Resources Council of Maine (NRCM) has named its 2018 Conservation Leadership Award winners. The award recipients […]

Has Maine conserved enough land?

            A new task force of 20 diverse groups and individuals is now working on a new conservation plan for Maine. And it’s time for you to let them know your thoughts about this.             Today I’m going to share with you questions they have posed, hoping you will join me in submitting your responses […]

Moose Turd Art Takes Off

Mary Wichenbach’s moose turd art is flowing faster than… well, faster then moose poop. The headline for Deidre Fleming’s article in the Kennebec Journal grabbed my attention: Moose turd artist pooped. Winchenbach lives in Somerville and her moose turd business has taken off since a video of her at the Common Ground Fair went viral, […]