Want to know how many wild critters we’ve harvested?

The Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife now offers, on their website, an opportunity for you to learn how many big game animals we have harvested has the seasons progress.

This data is updated daily, and you can see the information here:


This information is also available on the department’s website in a couple of places. This is great. I’ve been enjoying checking out the turkey harvest, which has not been good so far.

DIFW’s Nate Webb, who alerted us to this, said, “I want to thank Jason Czapiga (Habitat Group, Bangor) for developing the dashboard, as well as all of the many staff that have contributed to making the web-based registration system a huge success!”



George Smith

About George Smith

George stepped down at the end of 2010 after 18 years as the executive director of the Sportsman’s Alliance of Maine to write full time. He writes a weekly editorial page column in the Kennebec Journal and Waterville Morning Sentinel, a weekly travel column in those same newspapers (with his wife Linda), monthly columns in The Maine Sportsman magazine, two outdoor news blogs (one on his website, georgesmithmaine.com, and one on the website of the Bangor Daily News), and special columns for many publications and newsletters. Islandport Press published a book of George's favorite columns, "A Life Lived Outdoors" in 2014. In 2014, George also won a Maine Press Association award for writing the state's bet sports blog. In 2016, Down East Books published George's book, Maine Sporting Camps, and Islandport Press published George and his wife Linda's travel book, Take It From ME, about their favorite Maine inns and restaurants.