Category Archives: Legislative News

Governor Mills honors me with proclamation

Governor Janet Mills and DIFW Commissioner Judy Camuso visited with me at my Mt Vernon home last week to talk about outdoor issues. My friends Ed Pineau and James Cote joined us, and Janet brought lunch for all of us. We spent a couple of hours visiting (including lots of laughter), and discussing our hopes […]

Issues from turkeys and moose to ATVs scheduled for hearings

Issues including turkeys, moose, deer, and bears, to landowner relations, ATVs, and invasive aquatic species will be heard on February 11 and 13 by the legislature’s Committee on Inland Fisheries and Wildlife. You can get the details of these bills on the legislature’s website. Here’s the hearing schedule. Monday, February 11, 9 am LD 275, […]

Maine Conservation Voters Ambitious Legislative Priorities

The Maine Conservation Voters, in partnership with the Maine Environmental Priorities Coalition, has a very ambitious list of issues, initiatives and legislative priorities. In a recent message, MCV’s Beth Ahearn wrote: “We are laser-focused on climate action and clean energy; and we will continue our efforts to protect clean water, improve public lands and fight […]

Hearings scheduled on fish and wildlife legislation

The legislature’s Committee on Inland Fisheries and Wildlife has scheduled hearings on eight bills on February 4 and 6. You can access these bills and read the details on the legislature’s website. You can also listen to the hearings online, through the legislature’s website. On February 4 at 1 pm, these are the bills that […]

ATV, snowmobile, and watercraft legislation

Here’s the titles and sponsors of legislation on ATVs, snowmobiles, and watercraft. ATVS Pres. Troy Jackson of Aroostook – Title: An Act To Allow All-terrain Vehicles To Be Used on a Public Way Rep. Thomas Skolfield of Weld – Title: An Act Regarding All-terrain Vehicle Registration Fees Rep. Danny Martin of Sinclair – Title: An […]

SAM Proposes Seven Legislative Bills

The Sportsman’s Alliance of Maine has proposed seven legislative bills governing turkeys, bears, shooting ranges, hunting near hiking trails, the Maine Outdoor Heritage Fund, and sales taxes. I read about these bills in the January/February SAM News. Here is a summary of their bills. Turkeys SAM’s bill would expand the fall turkey hunt to match […]

More hunting and trapping legislation

Want to hunt with a handgun?  Improve landowner relations? Here are a few more legislative bills of interest. Title: An Act To Strengthen Maine’s Landowner Relations Program – Rep. Patrick Corey of Windham Title: An Act To Ensure the Continuation of the Landowner Relations Program – Rep. Dennis  Keschl of Belgrade Title: Resolve, To Enhance […]