Category Archives: Wildlife

University of Maine launches exciting outdoor leadership program

The University of Maine is launching a very exciting and timely outdoor leadership program to “help us secure Maine’s rich heritage of outdoor recreation and empower the next generation of outdoor leaders and ecotourism businesses.” This is a fantastic idea and a good match for our State University. Phase 1 of the program will be […]

Wardens Responded to Nearly 3500 calls

Last year Maine game wardens responded to 3,449 calls for service regarding landowner relations. Those calls resulted in 1,378 summonses and 681 warnings. Interestingly ATV violations resulted in by far the most summonses and warnings. In fact ATV violations got nearly half of the summonses and more than half of the warnings issued for the […]

Tips and good stories from deer biologists

Two wildlife biologists have written some interesting deer hunting stories along with some great tips for deer hunters. And the photo of those big bucks is pretty good too! I think the tips are particularly good. You can read their column, which was tweeted by DIF&W, here: https://www1.maine.gov/wordpress/insideifw/2019/02/05/hunting-big-bucks-some-observations-and-differing-experiences-from-two-wildlife-biologists/#.XFnsvmwczAA.twitter  

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 […]

Georgia directs sales taxes to fish and wildlife

While we’ve never been able to win public funding for Maine’s Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife, Georgia voters stepped up last election day and passed an amendment that will direct up to 80% of the state’s sales tax revenue on outdoor gear toward land water and wildlife. Wyoming’s legislature is considering a $10 annual […]

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, […]