July 30, 2016

Maine Bear Baiting Season Begins. IFW Fails to Have Last Season’s Numbers Published

FWIW: Baiting of Maine bears begins on Saturday and the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife (MDIFW) Folks haven’t got the numbers for last year’s hunt published on their website. They produced numbers last year on August 3rd for the 2014 hunt but their record for most tardy is for the 2006 hunt which was reported on […]

Fryeburg Shooting Area To Reopen With New Schedule

Press Release from the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife: AUGUSTA, Maine – The Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife is scheduling new hours for use of the Fryeburg Shooting Area, located on the Major Gregory Sanborn Wildlife Management Area. Starting on Tuesday, July 26, the area will be temporarily closed and will […]

NEW law requires an archery license when hunting with archery equipment

Press Release from the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife: Hunters should be aware that beginning January 1, 2017, the Department will begin enforcing the requirement that all hunters who wish to hunt with archery equipment in Maine hold a valid Maine archery hunting license. The law change will no longer allow exceptions to […]

Predator Hunting in Maine Has Caused the Deer Population to “Thrive?”

A report filed with the Portland Press Herald about Northern New England’s plans to issue more permits to kill antlerless deer to control the deer herds, states that: “Hunting of predators, like coyotes, has also helped deer thrive. Maine’s hunting season for coyotes is open year-round, unlike the seasons for deer, moose and bears, which […]

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What About The FOIA Requests From the Press Herald?

While some should be happy that Maine Rep. Jeffrey Evangelos of Friendship is seeking a federal investigation into whether or not the Maine Warden Service (MWS) illegally carried out undercover operations, has everyone forgotten that the MWS, to my knowledge, has yet to comply with state and federal laws by withholding documents requested by the […]

Undercover Maine Warden Seeks Legislative “Probe” Against Rep. Martin

Can the entire episode of accusations by a newspaper and victims against the Maine Warden Service (MWS) get any more weird and childish? Today we learn that the undercover warden in the whole charade is seeking an investigation into the actions of Maine’s representative John Martin, claiming Martin used his political power to fabricate the […]

Maybe Maine Needed an Undercover Game Warden

A West Paris, Maine fire chief, poaches a bear, trespasses, tears down no trespassing signs, discharges a firearm too close to a dwelling, kept a loaded firearm in a vehicle, charged with criminal mischief and failing to tag a bear. For all that, we read this: “In exchange for the plea, entered in Oxford County […]

Maine Researchers Trap “Chocolate” Bear

The Bangor Daily News has a story of Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife (MDIFW) capturing of a “brown-phase” black bear, something that is a rare treat in the Eastern United States. This should be a good opportunity for the idiots who obsess on stopping man from utilization of the resources and to end […]

Maine’s Magical “Any-Deer” Permit Applications Available

Press Release from the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife: AUGUSTA, Maine – Applications for 2016 any-deer (antlerless) permit lottery are now available online from the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife. Online applications are due by 11:59 P.M. on August 15, 2016. Paper applications may be submitted in person or by mail […]