Category Archives: Wildlife

Maine Farmland Trust launches project to protect wildlife habitat

In the early 1900s, from our Mount Vernon home, you could see farmland for miles around us. Today it’s all woods. That’s one reason I’m excited that Maine Farmland Trust has launched a project to protect farmland, marshes, and other wildlife habitat. “Farmland and marsh habitat are rapidly disappearing,” reports MFT in its spring/summer newsletter. […]

Here are the any-deer permit numbers by district

Want to know how many any-deer permits will be issued in your favorite deer hunting district? Here’s the answer, in a proposal publicized yesterday by DIFW. MAPA-3 revised 2-2016 Notice of Agency Rule-making Proposal ADVERTISE: June 6, 2018 AGENCY: 09-137 Inland Fisheries and Wildlife CHAPTER NUMBER AND TITLE: Chapters 4.03 (A-5.) and (C.1.) – Deer […]

Maine’s got too may bears

Maine’s bear population is too high and DIFW is looking for ways to reduce that population. This is one key goal in the agency’s new big game management plan. In previous posts, I’ve written about the overall plan and the specific plans for turkeys and deer. Today we’ll tackle black bears. Maine started paying bounties […]

Lots of deer issues from ticks to antler restrictions

DIFW’s new big game management plan tackles lots of deer issues. In southern Maine, there’s a focus on habitat damage, high densities, and tick-borne diseases. This is my 6th column on the new big game management plans. Concerning high populations of deer, DIFW reports, “We’ll need to think outside the box to identify new, effective, […]