Category Archives: Wildlife

Lots of killed bills this session, from Spearfishing to Sunday hunting

As usual, most of the nearly 2000 bills introduced this legislative session have been killed or will be soon, including lots of fish and wildlife bills. Here are some of the more interesting bills that got nowhere. All the Sunday hunting bills failed. One of the more interesting would have allowed each town to decide […]

Fish and Wildlife Department getting authority over turkey bag limits and seasons

If you are out there hunting turkeys, or you are suffering turkey problems, this will interest you. Turkey bag limits and seasons are set in law, but that is changing. My turkey bill, LD 98, was amended by the legislature’s Inland Fisheries and Wildlife to give the Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife full authority […]

Penalties increased for bad exotic animal owners

Exotic animal owners will pay much stiffer penalties in the future, if they fail to obey Maine’s exotic animal laws and rules, thanks to the Maine legislature and Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife. Senator Scott Cyrway did a superb of job of advocating for this bill that I proposed. He really should get a […]

More Amazing, Entertaining, and Sometimes Troubling Quotes About Maine

I’ve been writing a Quotable Sportsman column for The Maine Sportsman for five years, and over that period have reported on amazing, entertaining, and sometimes troubling quotes. From time to time I’m dipping back into those to share them with you in this column. To put togue in Sebago would be like putting arsenic in […]

Battling Wildlife in the Home

                Running a bit late for a Selectmen’s meeting one evening years ago, I dashed down the stairs into my workshop without turning on the light. Approaching the door to the garage, I felt our cat move across my feet in front of me and reached down to pet him. Bad mistake. The skunk blasted […]

Amazing, Entertaining, and Sometimes Troubling Quotes About Maine

I’ve been writing a Quotable Sportsman column for The Maine Sportsman for five years, and over that period have reported on amazing, entertaining, and sometimes troubling quotes. From time to time I’m dipping back into those to share them with you in this column. If I came another 10 years and didn’t get a bear, […]