Category Archives: Maine Woods

Al Cowperthwaite has done a great job for us and North Maine Woods

Mainers are lucky to have access to 3.5 million acres in the North Maine Woods, and we are also lucky that Al Cowperthwaite has been the long-time manager of that property. I have enjoyed many hunting and fishing adventures in the north woods, and feel privileged to have worked with Al on several important issues. […]

Everything has changed for kids today

Last Tuesday I was on Maine Public Radio’s Maine Calling show, focused on how things have changed for kids today compared to when I grew up in the 50s and 60s. A lot of the show was about hunting and fishing. You can listen to the show here: https://www.mainepublic.org/post/youth-outdoor-recreation-getting-young-people-involved-hunting-fishing-outdoor-pursuits When I was a kid, I […]

Want to know how many wild critters we’ve harvested?

The Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife now offers, on their website, an opportunity for you to learn how many big game animals we have harvested has the seasons progress. This data is updated daily, and you can see the information here: https://maine.maps.arcgis.com/apps/opsdashboard/index.html#/199555de2ee14d94a6186d9e07453e05 This information is also available on the department’s website in a couple […]

Thank landowners on September 15

Landowner Appreciation Day is scheduled for September 15. And I encourage you that day to thank the private landowners who allow you to enjoy their land. Private landowners do a lot for us, from providing ATV and snowmobile trails and places to hunt and access favorite fishing spots to the opportunity to hike and pick […]