Category Archives: Wildlife

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 […]

Hearings scheduled on fish and wildlife legislation

The legislature’s Committee on Inland Fisheries and Wildlife has scheduled hearings on eight bills on February 4 and 6. You can access these bills and read the details on the legislature’s website. You can also listen to the hearings online, through the legislature’s website. On February 4 at 1 pm, these are the bills that […]

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 […]

SAM Proposes Seven Legislative Bills

The Sportsman’s Alliance of Maine has proposed seven legislative bills governing turkeys, bears, shooting ranges, hunting near hiking trails, the Maine Outdoor Heritage Fund, and sales taxes. I read about these bills in the January/February SAM News. Here is a summary of their bills. Turkeys SAM’s bill would expand the fall turkey hunt to match […]

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 […]