Category Archives: Wildlife

Bear Food Study Canceled

Maine’s bear population has increased significantly in the last few years and is now estimated to be 35,000. The Fish and Wildlife Department considered several strategies to increase the annual harvest, and discussed them with the legislatures Fish and Wildlife Committee, but any decision was postponed until next year. The research has become important because […]

Too many critters killed on our roads

Last year Bob, from the DEW wild animal kingdom a mile from our house in Mount Vernon, picked up 286 dead deer, killed in collisions with motor vehicles on the roads within one hour of Mount Vernon. Bob feeds the deer to his lions. Yes, lots of wild animals are killed by motor vehicles on […]

Arctic Fox Walks 2,176 miles

I read this interesting story on line recently. A young Arctic fox has walked across the ice from Norway’s Svalbard islands to northern Canada in an epic journey, covering 3,506 km (2,176 miles) in 76 days. “The fox’s journey has left scientists speechless,” according to Greenland’s Sermitsiaq newspaper. Researchers at Norway’s Polar Institute fitted the […]

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), […]

Many states are overrun with deer

I recently read an amazing article by Jim Sterba about huge problems with deer all over the country. Jim’s column was published by the Property and Environment Research Center (PERC) in Bozeman, Montana. You can read Jim’s article here:   https://www.perc.org/2019/06/19/whitetail-wars/ And here are a few things from the article, to wet your appetite. Tom […]