Category Archives: Advice

Time to express your thoughts on National Monument

Here’s your chance to express your thoughts about how to maximize the economic and other values of the Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument. The Monument is a beautiful place, alongside the East Branch of the Penobscot River, one of my favorite places to fish. Local folks have embraced the Monument, and it’s already bringing […]

New way to track fishing rules

DIF&W has a new online system that allows you to access fishing rules and other information by body of water. You can access this info here: https://www.maine.gov/ifw/fishing-boating/fishing/fishing-resources/online-angling-tool.html And here’s the announcement from DIF&W.  Open water fishing season is underway in Maine and we’re pleased to share Maine’s Fishing Laws Online Angling Tool (FLOAT), an online map-based […]

Tips and good stories from deer biologists

Two wildlife biologists have written some interesting deer hunting stories along with some great tips for deer hunters. And the photo of those big bucks is pretty good too! I think the tips are particularly good. You can read their column, which was tweeted by DIF&W, here: https://www1.maine.gov/wordpress/insideifw/2019/02/05/hunting-big-bucks-some-observations-and-differing-experiences-from-two-wildlife-biologists/#.XFnsvmwczAA.twitter  

Hope you’ll consider these books as Christmas gifts

I’ve written four books that I hope might make your Christmas wish list, and/or be gifts you purchase for others. My first book, A Life Lived Outdoors, published by IslandPort Press, is a collection of favorite columns about home, camp, and Maine life, including stories about growing up in Winthrop. One section is stories of […]

Land for Maine’s Future needs money

Governor Paul LePage hated public land and did everything he could to stop us from acquiring more of it, including refusing to support a bond issue for the Land for Maine’s Future, throughout his 8 years as governor. A reliable, well-funded LMF program remains essential to permanently protecting working waterfronts, farmland, water access and hunting […]