Category Archives: Wildlife

Many states are overrun with deer

I recently read an amazing article by Jim Sterba about huge problems with deer all over the country. Jim’s column was published by the Property and Environment Research Center (PERC) in Bozeman, Montana. You can read Jim’s article here:   https://www.perc.org/2019/06/19/whitetail-wars/ And here are a few things from the article, to wet your appetite. Tom […]

Maine’s Lee Kantar gets Distinguished Moose Biologist Award

Maine’s moose biologist, Lee Kantar does a remarkable job, and is very well respected, so it was no surprise that he won the Distinguished Moose Biologist Award at the 53rd North American Moose Conference recently in Carrabassett Valley, Maine. Here’s the announcement: MDIFW Moose Biologist Honored With International Award AUGUSTA, Maine — Lee Kantar, Maine’s […]

Time to express your thoughts on National Monument

Here’s your chance to express your thoughts about how to maximize the economic and other values of the Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument. The Monument is a beautiful place, alongside the East Branch of the Penobscot River, one of my favorite places to fish. Local folks have embraced the Monument, and it’s already bringing […]

Any-deer permits by district

DIF&W has announced this year’s any-deer permit numbers. Here’s the list by WMD, with the agency’s explanation. The Commissioner of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife is proposing to adopt antlerless deer permit (ADP) numbers for the 2019 regular deer hunting season and special muzzle-loading season by setting specific permit allocations for the 29 Wildlife Management Districts […]

Legislature debates Advisory Council nominees and law changes

On Wednesday the legislature’s IFW Committee held confirmation hearings for 6 people nominated for positions on the Inland Fisheries and Wildlife Advisory Council. Among other things, the Council must approve all DIFW rules. The nominees are Jerry Scribner of Belgrade, Lindsay Ware of Ellsworth, Robert Duchesne of Old Town, Albro Cowperthwaite Jr of Linneus, Kristin […]