December 6, 2016

Let the Whining About Maine’s Deer Harvest Report Commence

My morning routine now has mostly morphed into turning on the television and examining the line-up of Turner Classic Movies for the day. However, this morning, at some point in time, the television landed on the Fox “Whine” Network, for surely that is the most of what they do. This all got me to thinking […]

Albino Fawn

It was reported that this photo of an albino fawn was taken in North Carolina.

267-Pound Allagash Buck

<<<Read the Story>>> Kip Paules of Bowdoinham, Maine, with the 267-pound buck he shot while hunting in the Allagash on Nov. 19. (Thom Thomas photo)

Taking the High Road on Hunting Vernacular

I was recently reading an article in a Maine publication about how, when somebody used the wrong terminology in discussing hunting, in particular deer hunting, it made that one somebody appear incredible. An example given was of one person referring to a hunter being successful in bagging a deer, that he had gone out and […]

8-Year-Old Accomplishes Hunting Grand Slam

MEXICO — Brycen Waugh of Mexico, who recently turned 9, completed a hunting “grand slam” in his very first year of hunting. Tagging a turkey, a bear, a moose and a deer in the same calendar year takes a good deal of skill, and a fair amount of luck.<<<Read More>>>

Mule Deer Buck Battle

There ain’t room enough for both of us here. Git out of town before the sun goes down.

Wildlife Management Districts Aren’t Perfect

When zones were established for the purpose of a better means of managing wildlife, it certainly helped. It should be understood that, like many “systems,” it is only as good as its weakest link. Such is the case of managing wildlife within districts. It’s not a perfect system, although argument could be made that it […]

First Snow

Parts of Maine woke up to a bit of snow this morning. On my way to work this morning, I caught sight of this beautiful creature experiencing the first snowfall of the year. She better look out. Maine is in the midst of deer hunting season and some hunters are getting very interested in filling […]

Deer Sanctuaries on Maine’s Seacoast Islands

We continuously hear of Maine’s coastal islands, where many residents live, overrun with deer. Residents have had to resort to killing deer in order to limit the destruction the deer can cause. This perceived phenomenon has existed for a very long time and yet is incompletely reported as some sort of modern event without historical […]

No Need to Publish Letters About Publishing Photos of Dead Deer

Warning! The photo to the left can be viewed as offensive and an influence to your moral compass. To continue reading, first, grow up. This morning my inbox contained a link to a Letter to the Editor published in a Maine newspaper from someone that I believe is a faculty member at Thomas College. The […]