Monthly Archives: June 2018

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. […]

Our right to enjoy Maine’s beaches must be restored

In 1989, Maine’s Supreme Court took away our right to enjoy our ocean intertidal zones. Looking all the way back to when Maine was part of Massachusetts, the Justices ruled that our opportunities to enjoy the intertidal zones are limited to fishing, fouling, and navigation. Thankfully, Orlando Delogu has written a new book, Maine’s Beaches […]

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 […]

Dive into this great novel soon

Billy Todd’s life is going really well, except for that secret thing he did that he fears might send him to jail. You will race through this short novel, as I did, hoping to find out what Billy did and whether he’ll be caught and punished. My friend John Ford, a retired game warden and […]