Category Archives: Dept of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife News

Bear Food Study Canceled

Maine’s bear population has increased significantly in the last few years and is now estimated to be 35,000. The Fish and Wildlife Department considered several strategies to increase the annual harvest, and discussed them with the legislatures Fish and Wildlife Committee, but any decision was postponed until next year. The research has become important because […]

DIFW Award Winners

Staff members at the Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife were recognized recently with awards. Here’s DIF&W’s press release announcing the awards. MDIFW Staff Members Recognized For Outstanding Work At Wildlife Division Meeting AUGUSTA, Maine — Kendall Marden, a wildlife biologist in the Sidney office, was honored with one of the Maine Department of Inland […]

Maine’s Lee Kantar gets Distinguished Moose Biologist Award

Maine’s moose biologist, Lee Kantar does a remarkable job, and is very well respected, so it was no surprise that he won the Distinguished Moose Biologist Award at the 53rd North American Moose Conference recently in Carrabassett Valley, Maine. Here’s the announcement: MDIFW Moose Biologist Honored With International Award AUGUSTA, Maine — Lee Kantar, Maine’s […]