Category Archives: Outdoor Recreation

Time to express your thoughts on National Monument

Here’s your chance to express your thoughts about how to maximize the economic and other values of the Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument. The Monument is a beautiful place, alongside the East Branch of the Penobscot River, one of my favorite places to fish. Local folks have embraced the Monument, and it’s already bringing […]

Snowmobile registration fee hike killed

An increase in the snowmobile registration fee was killed by the legislature’s IFW Committee, after a lengthy discussion. The bill would have increased the registration fee by $30, if the snowmobiler did not belong to a snowmobile club. Legislators recognized that the club membership would be difficult to verify at the town offices where snowmobiles […]

Great outdoor opportunity for kids

Here’s a great outdoor adventure and opportunity for Maine kids. But you must act quickly. Here’s the info, provided by Maine’s Department of Inland fisheries and Wildlife. Wildlife Habitat Education Program (WHEP) is a 4-H and FFA youth natural resource program dedicated to teaching wildlife and fisheries habitat management to junior and senior level (ages […]

Wardens offer landowner relations report

The Maine Warden Service is responsible for landowner relations at DIF&W, and they recently posted an update on their work with and for private landowners. Here is their report: We would like to take an opportunity and introduce the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife’s Landowner Relations and Keep Maine Clean Programs, which is […]

Lots of good conservation recommendations

The Land Conservation Task Force has issued a lot of really good recommendations. While their recommendation of a major bond issue to revitalize the Land for Maine’s Future got most of the news coverage, there are lots of other recommendations that are equally important. The Task Force was led by David Trahan of the Sportsman’s […]