Category Archives: Wildlife

DIFW debating how to increase game harvests

I wasn’t surprised that Maine hunters killed fewer deer, bears, and turkeys last year, because fewer people are hunting in Maine. But I was surprised that harvest numbers declined so sharply. State officials said the preliminary number of deer killed was around 28,000, down from 32,451 in 2018. The turkey fall harvest this year was […]

Monitoring Maine’s deer population is a community effort

Here’s an interesting column by DIFW’s Sarah Boyden. Monitoring Maine’s deer population is a community effort By Assistant Regional Wildlife Biologist, Sarah Boyden In this season of giving thanks, I want to appreciate the hardworking men and women that help the Department manage our wildlife species. Deer season is a busy time of year for […]

My testimony at the Army Corps CMP hearing

The federal Army Corps of Engineers held a public hearing on CMP’s project to bring power from Quebec to Massachusetts through western Maine. I wrote testimony that my friend Jenn Gray delivered for me at the hearing, and I’m going to share it with you. Here it is. CMP Project Army Corps of Engineering Hearing […]

DIFW Wants Your Thoughts on New Furbearers Plan

The Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife wants to hear from you about their new management plan for furbearers including fox, raccoon, beaver, and lots more, including skunks. Here’s what this is all about: The meetings and online forum are part of a larger study designed to assess priorities for furbearer management, including the issues […]