November 29, 2015

My Turn: To criticize hunting is to reject the traditional connection of humans to nature

If you live in the North Country, there are few offices and factories, so if you’re going to earn a living you need to take advantage of the opportunities that are there. These usually include low- to modest-paying jobs in the logging and recreation businesses, and related support and services. Very few of those jobs […]

Maine’s chance to reconsider bear hounding, trapping without referendum – Or I’ll Get My Way One Way or Another

*Editor’s Note* – The Bangor Daily News, a mouthpiece of the Left and a hater of anything Maine tradition, is at it once again trying to convince Maine people that hunting bears with hounds and trapping are methods that simply don’t fit into what they deem and demand should be everyone’s lifestyle. This time they […]

Exposing Hunting Hatred

*Editor’s Note* – Some may think the opinion piece linked to below is about Question One on the Maine ballot – a referendum about “clean” elections and transparency. But it really is not. It’s about furthering one’s specific agenda of hating on anything to do with hunting and trapping. If Question One is worth anything, […]

Bear-hunting guides wary of another referendum challenge

*Editor’s Note* – Don’t bet on the statement below! WELD — A year after Maine voters defeated a second bear-hunting referendum, hunting guides are wary they might have to fight off another challenge in the future.However, the Humane Society of the United States, which funded last year’s campaign to ban the use of bait, hounds […]

Maine Trappers Required to Use “Exclusion” Device to Avoid Lynx Capture

According to an article in the Press Herald, Maine trappers will now be required to use an exclusion device that is intended to prevent Canada lynx, a falsely declared “Endangered Species,” from entering a killer-type trap, along with other restrictions on non-lethal restraint devices. Last December, the department effectively shut down trapping for most above-ground […]

Wildlife groups sue to stop Maine’s trapping season to protect Canada lynx

Three nonprofit groups file a federal lawsuit against the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service for allowing Maine to issue trapping permits. Source: Wildlife groups sue to stop Maine’s trapping season to protect Canada lynx – The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram Share

Maine Hunting and Trapping Laws Available Online

Press Release from the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife: Hello- Just a note to let you know that the 2015-2016 Hunting and Trapping Law Book is now available from licensing agents throughout Maine. Bowhunters should be aware that the dates for the expanded archery season were printed incorrectly on page 19 of the […]

California Bans Bobcat Trapping, Despite Evidence

Press Release from the U.S. Sportsman’s Alliance: With a contentious 3-2 vote, the California Fish and Game Commission approved a statewide ban on trapping of bobcats. The Sportsmen’s Alliance and its Al Taucher Conservation Coalition partners favored following the science amassed by the state and federal governments. “Today’s narrow decision by the commission to ban […]

If You Can’t Destroy Hunting at the Ballot Box, Try it This Way

New Hampshire’s proposal to ban all chocolate as hunting bait after four bears died last year has stirred intense debate between hunters who say the ban is an overreaction and those who say the risk of chocolate poisoning is too great. Share

At $300 Per Hour, New Hampshire Can Devise a Bobcat Lottery

The State of New Hampshire is considering the possibility of creating a lottery in which to administer a prescribed number of bobcat hunting and/or trapping permits. According to, the New Hampshire fish and game department calculates, “It would require about 54 staff hours or roughly $16,000, including all benefits to get the lottery and […]