Category Archives: Wildlife

More hunting and trapping legislation

Want to hunt with a handgun?  Improve landowner relations? Here are a few more legislative bills of interest. Title: An Act To Strengthen Maine’s Landowner Relations Program – Rep. Patrick Corey of Windham Title: An Act To Ensure the Continuation of the Landowner Relations Program – Rep. Dennis  Keschl of Belgrade Title: Resolve, To Enhance […]

Judy Camuso and four bills debated on January 30

            Judy Camuso’s confirmation hearing is scheduled for 9 AM on January 30 by the Inland Fisheries and Wildlife Committee at the legislature. Following Judy’s hearing the committee will hear testimony on four legislative bills.             I expect Judy’s hearing may go on for a while because there are a lot of people very enthusiastic […]

Legislation introduced to allow Sunday hunting and a spring bear season

Many legislative proposals are not new. This session, legislators will again debate Sunday hunting and a spring bear hunt, both of which are guaranteed to lose. Here are more legislative titles and sponsors of hunting bills. Title: An Act To Start a Spring Bear Hunting Season – Rep. Peter Lyford of Eddington Title: An Act […]

IFW Committee Has Lots Of New Members

The legislature’s Inland Fisheries and Wildlife Committee has 9 new members, although several are experienced legislators. Included on that very-experienced list are Senators Paul Davis and Representatives John Martin and Danny Martin. Danny Martin was IFW Commissioner for Governor John Baldacci. The committee also has new chairs, Senator Jim Dill and Representative Catherine Nadeau. Nadeau […]

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 […]

1991 legislature killed these bills

The other night I was reading a July 1991 edition of The Maine Sportsman, when I came across a column from the Sportsman’s Alliance of Maine listing the legislative bills the group helped to defeat that session. I found this list to be quite interesting and I want to share with you today. Here it […]