Legislature acts on noise suppression devices and nonresident deer hunter

The legislature’s Inland Fisheries and Wildlife unanimously endorsed two interesting bills this week. LD 1823 will assure the continuation of the law that allows nonresident hunters who own more than 25 acres, and allow us to hunt there, to join us in hunting on the opening day of the firearms season on deer. Nonresident hunters […]

Fisheries Group Reviews Disappointing Legislative Work Session

“The committee is sometimes confused,” said Francis Brautigam, speaking on February 16 to his fisheries working group about the legislature’s Inland Fisheries and Wildlife Committee. Francis was deeply upset about the February 6 IFW Committee work session on expanding protection for our native brook trout. I reported on that work session in this column on […]

Two more great novels set on Maine islands

After thoroughly enjoying the novel Matinicus – An Island Mystery by Darcy Scott, I quickly ordered two of Darcy’s other novels, Reese’s Leap and Margel’s Madness. Matinicus – An Island Mystery won a best mystery award in the 2013 Indie Book Awards. Scott’s character’s are complex and compelling. Some of the characters in Reese’s Leap […]

Great project working to remove barriers to fish spawning grounds

The Maine Outdoor Heritage Fund has awarded a grant to Maine Audubon’s important project to remove barriers that prevent fish from moving up and down streams and getting to their spawning grounds. Maine Audubon, partnering with The Nature Conservancy, the US Fish and Wildlife Service, and support from the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and […]