November 26, 2015

Gov. Paul LePage = Biff Tannen?

Biff Howard Tannen is a fictional character in the Back to the Future trilogy. Thomas F. Wilson plays Biff in all three films as well as the Universal Studios ride, and voiced the character in the animated series. Biff is a large, rude, arrogant and violent bully who obtains what he wants by intimidating others […]

Researchers Warn of Continuing Lyme Disease Threat from Deer Ticks

“This time of year the deer ticks are much larger, and a lot of the public health messaging that comes out does concern deer ticks that are out in the summertime when they’re quite small,” Lubelczyk says. “The concern is that many people that might be finding larger ticks this time of year won’t realize […]

North Woods national park debate centers on distrust of government, jobs

*Editor’s Note* – Those that are familiar with my writings know that I support private land ownership and promote that a landowner should be able to do what they wish with their land. I’ve also said that if Ms. Quimby believes a park, on her land in northern Maine, would be such a grand idea, perhaps […]

It Seems the Brainwashed-Solution to any Problem is More Government

I was reading George Smith’s article about nuisance wildlife and in particular paid attention to the part asking who should fund dealing with “nuisance” wildlife. According to Smith, it costs $880 million dollars a year to deal with “nuisance” wildlife. Nuisance wildlife are costing us a staggering amount of money: $880 million/year in the northeast. […]

Did you seriously think Millinocket would be the next Bar Harbor? 

If I didn’t know better, I’d say that the national park proposal has very little to do with saving the region’s economy, or even protecting the area’s environment, and everything to do with destroying the region’s culture. It’s another condescending salvo in an ongoing cultural war that included 2014’s bear baiting referendum. Source: Did you […]

And the Golden Horse Excrement Award Goes to…..

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Mark McCollough who, according to the Associated Press, says about Canada lynx: “…the goal is to recreate the conditions to prevent a big drop in the number of lynx in Maine.” The devastation of the spruce bud worm outbreak of the 1970s, resulted in large areas of clear-cuts to […]

Hunter ends mystery of long-lost research bear in Maine 

*Editor’s Note* – The Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife (MDIFW) has one of the best, if not the best, bear study and research programs. However, MDIFW could do game management a favor, and with it perhaps reduce the onslaught of Environmentalism’s lawsuits to end bear hunting, by ending their practice of humanizing bears […]

How deadly moose really are in Maine, in 4 charts

But the truth is that you’re more likely to die in a car crash by veering outside the yellow or white lines than by hitting a moose. Only about one person per year dies in a moose crash, while 108 die in what the Maine Department of Transportation describes as “lane departures.” That’s when a vehicle […]

Maine’s fish and game records plotted out on one interactive map | Mapped

*Editor’s Note* – Is this really such a good thing? Leave comments below. Using the fish and game records kept in part by the state and further tracked by publications like The Maine Sportsman, we produced this interactive map of where all of Maine’s biggest fish and game have been caught. Source: Maine’s fish and game records plotted out on […]

LePage tells Obama to steer clear of national park debate

AUGUSTA, Maine — Gov. Paul LePage has sent letters to President Barack Obama and Maine’s congressional delegation to express opposition to as-yet unreleased proposals that would apply national monument protections to federal land in the Gulf of Maine and land eyed for a national park in the Millinocket area. Source: LePage tells Obama to steer […]