Maine Outdoor Heritage Fund grants go to lots of great projects

Many years ago, when Angus King was governor, I decided to try to get some public money for the Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife. I worked for the Sportsman’s Alliance of Maine at that time and recruited Maine Audubon to be our partner. Chris Potholm did a poll for us, showing that the public’s […]

Jared Golden Can Really Shoot

Jared Golden is a wonderful young man and a real straight shooter. I am appalled at the dishonest ugly attack ads that Congressman Bruce Poliquin and his allies have launched against Jared. Check out Jared’s new TV ad, in which he shoots a gun. Here it is: https://secure.actblue.com/donate/jared-bullseye?refcode=em_fr_2018.09.10_b1_tg_all&recurring=auto&amount=15&amounts=15%2c25%2c50%2c100%2c250%2c500%2c1000 If you would like to read my […]

New rules for bear trapping and moose and goose hunting

  The Inland Fisheries and Wildlife Advisory Council adopted a last-minute rule significantly changing the way traps can be set for bears. DIFW noted that the purpose of this rule is to limit bear trapping methods that may accidentally capture the federally threatened Canada Lynx. More specifically, the rule prohibits placing bait and/or lures below […]

Zoning Maine deer yards has failed

It turns out that protecting deer wintering habitat is not effective if the surrounding forest is cut down, and/or the trees in that forest are changed. I’m wondering if DIFW will change its approach to protecting critical deer winter habitat, because of this University of Maine research. For sure, this is important information, which I […]