February 21, 2017

Maine’s Moose Harvest Numbers – 2005-2016

For the past twelve years, you can see the number of moose permits issued, number of moose harvested by sex, total number of moose taken and success rates.

My Preferred Special Hunting Interest is Bigger Than Yours

Last week I offered some comments about upcoming bill proposals in the Maine Legislature. George Smith, outdoor writer and activist, says on March 2, 2017, there will be several proposed hunting bills brought before the Joint Standing Committee for Inland Fisheries and Wildlife. In last week’s article I wrote: “In general, I am opposed to […]

Did Man Extirpate the Caribou from Maine?

I was reading Part II of V. Paul Reynolds’ report about “Wildlife Restoration Projects.” He wrote mostly about Maine’s two attempts to restore caribou to northern Maine and seemed to suggest that with years of gained knowledge, perhaps it was time to try again. I’m not so sure about that, but….. I did want to […]

2016 Moose Harvest Data Out…Before Start of 2017 Season

For those interested, Maine has posted the 2016 moose hunting season harvest data on their website…and even before the next season begins.

What Kind Do You Smoke?

Bobcat Hunting in Maine

According to the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife website, bobcat hunting season runs until February 21, 2017. In places the snow is deep. Dust off those snowshoes and have at it. If you are one of those who believes that bobcats can raise hell with the deer herd, help out the deer and […]

When It’s Winter Up in Maine…..

You better think it over twice….or maybe three or four times. And you better have some of this stocked up ahead of time. Bwahahaha  

Sportsmen’s Alliance, Maine Trappers Victorious in Lynx Lawsuit

Press Release from the Sportsmen’s Alliance: On Wednesday, Feb. 15, U.S. District Judge Jon Levy issued his ruling in a lawsuit that sought to revoke the state of Maine’s Incidental Take Permit (ITP), which would open individual trappers to Endangered Species Act (ESA) violations. Judge Levy ruled the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s use and […]

Commenting on Maine’s Moose Management Mismanagement

This morning, while I was waiting for my server to come back online, I ended up on a web page of the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife (MDIFW). The page is information about Maine’s moose – it’s history and management plans/goals. I came across some items of interest that I thought I would […]

Comments on Some of Maine’s Proposed Hunting/Fishing Rule Changes

For what it’s worth, I was reading George Smith’s article that listed some of the proposed pieces of legislation in Maine that he deemed perhaps interesting. I thought I would offer my two cents worth on some of them. To be completely forthcoming on this, I have not taken the time to pull up each […]