Category Archives: Outdoor Recreation

Issues from turkeys and moose to ATVs scheduled for hearings

Issues including turkeys, moose, deer, and bears, to landowner relations, ATVs, and invasive aquatic species will be heard on February 11 and 13 by the legislature’s Committee on Inland Fisheries and Wildlife. You can get the details of these bills on the legislature’s website. Here’s the hearing schedule. Monday, February 11, 9 am LD 275, […]

Great Opportunity for Kids to Write Their Outdoor Stories

The Maine Sportsman is offering a great opportunity for kids to write their outdoor stories and I hope you’ll encourage kids to do this. Here’s the announcement from Will Lund, TMS Editor. “The February issue of The Maine Sportsman will include a notice announcing our first annual youth writing contest. I have narrowed the subject […]

Great interview with former DIFW Commissioner Chandler Woodcock

Scott Milewski of Augusta has started a great website with podcasts of interviews with Mainers throughout the state. Scott spent several hours at my house for one of his first podcasts. It was really more of a conversation that I thoroughly enjoyed. I really like Scott’s focus on family stories, as he dives into each […]

ATV, snowmobile, and watercraft legislation

Here’s the titles and sponsors of legislation on ATVs, snowmobiles, and watercraft. ATVS Pres. Troy Jackson of Aroostook – Title: An Act To Allow All-terrain Vehicles To Be Used on a Public Way Rep. Thomas Skolfield of Weld – Title: An Act Regarding All-terrain Vehicle Registration Fees Rep. Danny Martin of Sinclair – Title: An […]

182 projects get outdoor heritage grants

You can buy one instant lottery ticket with assurance that you will win, even though you may not win any money. The Maine Outdoor Heritage instant lottery tickets generate funds for lots of great wildlife conservation and outdoor recreation projects. Many years ago, when I worked for the Sportsman’s Alliance of Maine, we teamed up […]

Hope you’ll consider these books as Christmas gifts

I’ve written four books that I hope might make your Christmas wish list, and/or be gifts you purchase for others. My first book, A Life Lived Outdoors, published by IslandPort Press, is a collection of favorite columns about home, camp, and Maine life, including stories about growing up in Winthrop. One section is stories of […]

Land for Maine’s Future needs money

Governor Paul LePage hated public land and did everything he could to stop us from acquiring more of it, including refusing to support a bond issue for the Land for Maine’s Future, throughout his 8 years as governor. A reliable, well-funded LMF program remains essential to permanently protecting working waterfronts, farmland, water access and hunting […]