October 7, 2015

One Successful Maine Moose Hunt

I’ve received a report from the field from one family of moose hunters. While not the “trophy” they had visions of dancing in their heads for the past few weeks, as always, an adventure of a lifetime. It was also reported that the drive from where the moose was killed to the “highway” was a […]

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 […]

Card Carrying Moose?

“The only place in Maine where moose arrive right on schedule for nature shoots is at Baxter State Park. The reason? Those moose are considered state employees and their activities are strictly governed by their 80-page union contract. At other well-known “moose venues” like Rangeley and Moosehead, the moose schedules are much more casual and […]

Outdoors: Luck of the draw for Maine moose hunters 

Unless you get a coveted lottery permit, moose hunting is largely a rich man’s sport. To bring home a 60-inch Alaska-Yukon moose rack will cost about $20,000 or more. That’s why the recent Maine auction for permits brought such high sealed bids and local hunters flock to Newfoundland, where the most affordable hunts can still […]

Maine’s Moose Population Cut in Half?

*Editor’s Note* – Estimates are there are between 60,000 and 70,000 moose in Maine. A Maine biologists once told the Joint Standing Committee that her estimate was 90,000 moose. We have linked to below a Maine Guide who says “confidently” that the moose population is “down about half.” I don’t know by what number this […]

Outdoors in Maine: Managing moose numbers best left to pros

*Editor’s Note* – Management of moose is the job of wildlife “pros.” However, not all wildlife pros know what they are doing and have agendas far and beyond “the best available science,” and sometimes even the rule of law. Therefore, we need watchdogs to keep a close eye on their every move, questioning those things […]

Mark Latti: Keeping an eye on the welfare of Maine moose 

*Note* This article does not tell us what the actual “recruitment” rate for moose has been since collaring began. This is vitally important in a better understanding of the fate of Maine’s moose. If there are not enough calf moose to survive to replace the total mortality of moose each year, the overall population will […]

Maine Moose Lottery Results

You can find the results of Saturday’s Moose Lottery on the Inland Fisheries and Wildlife website. Share

Lawmakers Override Gov’s Veto of Moose Permit Bill

AUGUSTA – The Maine House and Senate have voted to override Gov. Paul LePage’s veto of a bill that would allow the commissioner of Inland Fisheries and… Source: Lawmakers Override Gov’s Veto of Moose Permit Bill | Maine Public Broadcasting Share

Maine Moose Herd in Decline

Maybe more hunters and outdoor people will get sick and tired of the same old crap sandwich that the media doles out and begin asking for facts, instead of fiction, from the media and outdoor biologists. In this linked-to article, complete with video, take note that Maine’s head moose biologist says nothing about a warming […]