Category Archives: Outdoor Recreation

New outdoor recreation plan needs your review and comments

The state’s new outdoor recreation plan is comprehensive and very interesting. The plan covers everything including hunting, fishing, and winter recreation. If you enjoy the great Maine outdoors, you should read the plan, and comment on it. Comments must be submitted by November 22. Here’s the state’s announcement, with a link to the plan. AUGUSTA, […]

John Holyoke’s book of stories will bring back your own great memories

John Holyoke did a great job of choosing some of his best columns and stories for his book Evergreens, published by Islandport Press. John has been the outdoor columnist and reporter for the Bangor Daily News for 18 years and had lots of stories to choose from. One thing I really enjoyed about his book […]

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. […]

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 […]

Angus King steps up for hunters and wildlife

Maine’s U.S. Senator Angus King has stepped up to support hunters, wildlife, and everyone who loves the outdoors. Angus loves to fish and hunt ducks, so his support for our outdoor heritage is no surprise to me. Here is the press release describing the actions Angus has taken. WASHINGTON, D.C. –U.S. Senator Angus King (I-Maine), […]