Some of These Fish and Wildlife Legislative Bills Will Be Provocative

Of the first 50 legislative bills listed on the legislature’s website are four related to fish and wildlife. I’m expecting lots of fish and wildlife bills this session, including some from our governor and new DIFW commissioner. But for the first time in 30 years, I did not offer any bills, partly because my illness, […]

182 projects get outdoor heritage grants

You can buy one instant lottery ticket with assurance that you will win, even though you may not win any money. The Maine Outdoor Heritage instant lottery tickets generate funds for lots of great wildlife conservation and outdoor recreation projects. Many years ago, when I worked for the Sportsman’s Alliance of Maine, we teamed up […]

1991 legislature killed these bills

The other night I was reading a July 1991 edition of The Maine Sportsman, when I came across a column from the Sportsman’s Alliance of Maine listing the legislative bills the group helped to defeat that session. I found this list to be quite interesting and I want to share with you today. Here it […]

Silkie Sunshine Cannot Fly

Heather Emerson has written a wonderful story and book, Silkie Sunshine Cannot Fly, about an odd chicken, the Silkie. It’s a fluffy, furry chicken that cannot fly. And silkie is shunned by the other chickens, until she saves all their chicks from a weasel. Heather’s illustrations are really good, especially the ones of Silkie. Heather […]