Category Archives: Fishing

Plan to expand protection of native brook trout taking shape

A proposal and plan to expand protection for Maine’s native brook trout is taking shape at Maine’s Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife, and I must report that I am very pleased that Francis Brautigam, DIFW’s Fisheries Division Director, has taken the lead on this. Francis has been working with a small group of individuals, […]

Fisheries plan is comprehensive with many good ideas

During my years as director of the Sportsman’s Alliance of Maine, I was blessed with an outstanding Fisheries Initiative Committee (FIC). In 2008, FIC created a comprehensive fishing initiative which was approved by SAM’s Board on June 3, 2008. I’m hoping that SAM will get back involved in fisheries issues and I’m suggesting that they […]

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 […]

Becoming an Outdoors Woman weekend scheduled for October

   The 2018 Becoming an Outdoors Woman Introductory Skills Weekend is slated for October 5-7, 2018 at the University of Maine 4-H Camp and Learning Center at Bryant Pond and registration is now open!  You can learn more and register here: https://extension.umaine.edu/bryantpond/adult-programs/becoming-an-outdoors-woman/bow-introductory-skills-weekend/ The Becoming an Outdoors Woman program offers workshops for women 18 and older […]

Don’t Stock Sebago With Togue and Stop the Fishing Derbies

  Here’s an interesting letter from Alfred Rosenberg of Lisbon Falls, published in the September 1956 edition of The Maine Outdoorsman and Conservationist newspaper. Arsenic and Old Lakes After reading about the proposal of stocking togue in Sebago I just couldn’t sleep without writing to you about it and for others to hear likewise. To […]