July 17, 2019

Bethel to Host Maine Moose Lottery Festival June 12-14

Press Release from the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife:

The 2015 Moose Permit Drawing will take place on Saturday, June 13 as part of the Bethel Maine Moose Festival. The weekend-long event is highlighted by the moose lottery drawing at 3 p.m. on Saturday at the Bethel Common, when the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife will announce the names of those drawn for one of the 2,740 moose hunting permits.

On Friday evening, June 12, the Moose Festival gets started with a qualifying round of the Maine Moose Calling Championship at Gould Academy’s Bingham Auditorium. Maine’s nationally touring alt-country rock band, The Mallett Brothers, will also perform that night at The Bethel Inn Resort.

In addition to the moose permit lottery on Saturday, June 13, the schedule for the day also includes the finals of the Moose Calling Championship, appearances from the cast of North Woods Law, kids’ activities, hunting- and fishing-related demonstrations, the L.L. Bean Bootmobile, an ATV safety course, raffles and vendors, including guides, outdoor products, non-profits, crafts and food. After the lottery, Team Zespy will show off their exhibition shooting skills.

Sunday’s events include Youth Field Day at the UMaine 4-H Camp & Learning Center in Bryant Pond and a golf tournament at The Bethel Inn Resort to benefit camp scholarships.

For those prospective moose hunters who can’t make it to the lottery drawing, the names of permit winners will be posted on the Department’s website starting at 8 p.m. on Saturday. Visit www.mefishwildlife.com to access the list once it has been posted.

For more information on moose hunting in Maine, visit www.mefishwildlife.com.

To see the complete schedule of events for the 2015 Moose Lottery Festival, go to www.bethelmainemoosefest.com

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Deadline Approaching for Maine Moose Lottery

Press Release from the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife:

The deadline to apply for the Maine Moose Lottery is fast approaching, and hunters who want the chance to hunt moose in Maine need to mail or deliver their paper application by April 1, 2015. Online applicants have until 11:59 on May 14, 2015 to apply for the moose lottery.

Online and paper applications are available at www.mefishwildlife.com. Hunters can print and mail their paper application, deliver it to IFW headquarters at 284 State Street in Augusta or can easily apply directly online.

Long-time lottery applicants who continue to apply have a better chance at winning due to changes in the lottery implemented in 2012.

Bonus points are awarded for each consecutive year the applicant has applied for the lottery since 1998 without being selected and each bonus point gives the applicant an additional chance in the drawing.

Bonus points are earned at the rate of one per year for years one to five, two per year for years six to 10, three per year for years 11 to 15 and 10 per year for years 16 and beyond.

Since 2011, applicants can skip a year and not lose their bonus points. So if they applied in 2013 but not in 2014, they still have their points available if they apply in 2015.

The moose permit drawing drawing will take place on June 13, 2015 at the Moose Festival in Bethel, Maine. To learn more about the three-day festival, please visit www.bethelmainemoosefest.com

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Western Maine Fly Fishing Expo Set for March 23

expo2Anglers anxiously awaiting the snow melt, ice out and the opening of fishing season, can learn the latest fishing techniques and visit with guides, sporting camps and a variety of angling exhibitors at the Western Maine Fly Fishing Expo to be held Saturday, March 23 at the Bethel Inn Conference Center in Bethel Maine. The Expo runs from 9:00 am to 4 pm and is sponsored by The Mollyockett Chapter of Trout Unlimited and the Upper Andro Anglers Alliance. Admission is $5 for adults and free for youth 15 and under.

Exhibitors include Maine and New Hampshire outfitters and guide services, sporting camps, wildlife artists and authors, The Maine Dept of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife, the University of Maine 4H Camp, Casting for Recovery, Maine Volunteer Lake Monitoring Program, equipment manufacturers and retailers. Attendees can learn the art of fly tying, rod building and wildlife photography. There will be seminars on getting started in fly fishing, and fishing the Rangeley Lakes Region and Labrador. HMH Vises and Maine Fly Fishing are sponsoring a fly tying contest. Sponsors and exhibiting vendors are giving away dozens of door prizes every hour. Proceeds from an auction of items including guided trips, sporting camp vacations and fly fishing gear will go toward fishing habitat restoration projects and river access in the Western Maine region.

The Fly Fishing Film Tour, a nationwide movie tour featuring segments from the best fishing films of the year will cap off the day. The two hour movie will be shown at 7 pm at The Bethel Inn Conference Center. Tickets are $7 when purchased in advance at the Expo or $10 at the door. The film features a segment on the Maine Salmon produced by Carter Davidson of Gray Ghost Productions. Carter is a Bethel native who grew up fishing in the western Maine region and has hand crafted his own wooden drift boat.

Says Scott Stone, President of the Upper Andro Anglers Alliance and TU member, “We’re really blessed to be able to fish in this area of Western Maine which provides the perfect environment for catching trout. We hope that anglers of all ages and abilities will attend and leave with a greater understanding of the sport and lots of fishing goodies too. And if the groundhog was right and there’s an early spring, the Upper Andro is open to fishing year round.”

Information on the event is available on line at www.westernmaineflyfishingexpo.com or by phoning the Upper Andro Anglers Alliance at 207-824-3694 or email questions to fish@upperandro.com.

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New-Science Wildlife Scientists: Creations of Wellington House – Part IV

What transpired recently in Idaho is a prime example of the product of “to shape the moral, spiritual, cultural, political and economic decline of the United States of America.” Idaho, like many other states, cannot find funding enough to carry out their non fish and game, environmentalist-dictated programs. In a ruse to find “alternative” means of funding, the Department of Fish and Game cobbled together a symposium, of sorts, structured entirely from the knowledge gained from outcome based education. In other words, the Idaho Department of Fish and Game (IDFG) knew what they wanted to achieve from such a gathering and thus designed the meetings to achieve the desired outcome.

The brainwashed leaders believed and/or convinced themselves, while at the same time mounting a propaganda campaign to additionally alter public opinion, that filling the room with operatives trained in new-science science and new-education education, was a fair representation of stakeholders and the only thing they had been taught to do. (Forgive them Father for they know not what they do.)

A small group of not so easily influenced holdouts, who have enough of an understanding to see that this sort of thing is not right, did their best to stop the symposium or change it to something resembling sanity. The result was that the majority, which is a reflection of American Society, are victims of the sinister brainwashing that exists in our schools and throughout every aspect of our society. I believe those putting on the meetings, and the majority of those in attendance, actually believe they are doing the right thing.

The key here is to gain an understanding that this “changing” or mindset alterations is not some natural phenomenon. It is not merely explained away as a “progressive” lifestyle. It may appear that way but is this progression a voluntary one? It’s an orchestrated effort as we shall learn. Readers must open their eyes to this fact.

Who is responsible for the brainwashing? I choose to call it brainwashing because that’s really what it is. When anyone or any organization sets out to change the rational way of thinking in a mass of people, that’s brainwashing. When I write that those responsible for this action believe that, “to shape the moral, spiritual, cultural, political and economic decline of the United States of America”, the only way this can be done is through mind manipulation; to devise a way in which to completely alter the way that people think; to convince those masses that what was white is now black, that what was right is now wrong. This is brainwashing.

As I said, this program did not start yesterday. It has been implemented to varying degrees for a very long time and what some of us are seeing in our society is a product of that work.

In Part III, I shared a tiny bit of how the United Nations has implemented programs in education that have an influence on our everyday lives. What I didn’t write much about is who is responsible for the programs and what’s behind those plans to brainwash our people.

This conversion of thought, or the destruction of all thought, comes from seemingly countless entities but all with a common factor. To grow such a large sphere of influence is a monumental task that must begin with finding the right leaders of nations around the world and “training” them to take their new-found knowledge back to their homes and businesses with them to share with others and to train new “change agents”. In time, there becomes hundreds, then thousands and tens of thousands of change agents all freshly brainwashed carrying out the mission of the “enlightened” elites of the world “to shape the moral, spiritual, cultural, political and economic decline of the United States of America.”

One of those training facilitators is known as the National Training Laboratories (NTL). I have personal knowledge and experience with this organization because NTL was founded in my hometown of Bethel, Maine. As a high school student I worked for this company and later as an adult actually attended some of their seminars and “T-Groups” (training groups), as well as visited the homes of some of the founders.

Bethel, Maine is a micro New England village where the population in the village proper is approximately 1,100 people. In a town that tiny, it’s difficult to not know what is going on; the same could be said for the activities of NTL.

Founded in Bethel, Maine in 1947 by Dr. Kurt Lewin, main offices were eventually set up in Washington, D.C. and during the summers, “training” took place at the NTL Center, as well as the facilities of Gould Academy and the Bethel Inn; all located in Bethel, Maine. In addition to Lewin, Ron Lippett, Lee Bradford and others helped found NTL and after Lewin’s early death, it was mostly Lippett and Bradford that continued on with NTL.

Lewin was a freak show really; a German native trained in psychology and kicked out of his native country because of the controversial work he did. In short, he discovered that through his work he believed he could make mentally ill people well. While that is a readily acceptable practice all across America, Lewin carried it to an antithetical extreme. He believed he could make mentally well people ill. His findings became the basis for sinister plans to extract information from people and brainwash masses to achieve desired public opinion. This was used initially for military tactics but later was found to be helpful in influencing the people, anywhere and in any numbers.

With Lewin’s evil notions grounding the foundation of NTL, he, Ron Lippett (an OSS, now CIA, operative) and Bradford set out “to shape the moral, spiritual, cultural, political and economic decline of the United States of America.”

In the tiny town of Bethel, Maine, corporate and educational leaders from all over the world came for their special “training”. I was most exposed to some of their tactics when I worked as an audio/visual technician. In that capacity, I would have to make sure each classroom was set up with the desired tools, i.e. easels, markers, paper, tape recorders and sometimes movie cameras and projectors. There were times when I was requested to remain in the room and run tape recorders, movie projectors and cameras. Things that I saw at age 16, I knew somehow were really wrong at all levels but at 16 I had no idea exactly as to why. In addition, I was clueless as to what was actually going on and why and to what degree this “training” was and did have that greatly influenced this nation and the destruction of our society.

The use of mind-altering drugs, human mental abuse and sex where quite common, especially in what NTL called their “sensitivity training” sessions. It was often described as a means of “emotionally tearing somebody down in order to build them back up.” And build them back up as what, I might ask?

The National Training Laboratories‘ website gives us a mission statement and a list of values. I would like, for the purposes of the context of this multi-part series to point out one specific bulleted “value”. “Creation and dissemination of new knowledge and practice.” It amazes me that anyone can believe they can “create” new knowledge and “create” practice of that knowledge. This again, should give readers a better understanding of “new-science scientists” and where they get their garbage faux “knowledge” that they bring with them into the field.

NTL has worked hand in hand for years with the National Education Association (NEA), which is the largest teachers union today. In addition, Lippett and Bradford founded and ran the Science Policy Research Unit (SPRU), where one of its objectives was the promotion of illicit drugs into our culture. SPRU trained what today are known as “New-Science Scientists”. The purpose of their training was to implement “Future Shocks”, a tactic where crises are created for the purpose of “shocking” the masses into submission. What easier way to control and train the masses than through fear. We see it everyday…..well, at least those who can see.

Try to imagine how many new NTL trainees have infiltrated our society in the past 65 years. Scary isn’t it and again, NTL is only one small part of the big picture in the planned decline of the United States. I contend that probably by now every university and perhaps every school district in this country, along with local, state and federal governments have NTL, United Nations and other operatives working diligently to complete the change. Hundreds of thousands of “change agents” and we wonder what has happened to our wildlife biologists. Maybe it’s time to look around and ask what has happened to our lives, our heritage and our culture.

Part V will look at what one agency here in America is probably responsible for making sure our schools, television, entertainment, music, politics, etc. are carrying out their brainwashing schemes.

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Farmington Angler Wins the Upper Andro 2–Fly Contest

Pete Smith of Farmington, Maine won the trophy for the biggest trout caught during the annual Upper Andro 2-Fly Contest in Bethel held Saturday, September 15. Pete netted a 15” brook trout in the river near Gilead. Second place went to Jerry Miller of Marblehead, MA with a 14 1/8th inch brook trout and third place to Sean Libbey of Deerfield, MA who caught two 14” rainbow trout.

The award for the largest catch went to Dan Reader of Rochester, NH who caught six rainbows and a brook trout. Second place went to Todd Richard of Farmington, ME who caught five rainbows and a brown trout and third place went to Amy Grant-Trefethen of Mt. Vernon, Maine who caught 3 rainbows, a brook trout and a brown trout.

The Rocky Freda Turtle Water Trophy presented to the oarsman of the team who caught the most fish was shared between the teams from Schiavi Homes/Northern Lights, Scott Stone from Norway, ME as oarsman, and Skinny Moose Media’s Western Maine Drifters team rowed by Brian Reader of Cornish, ME.

Maineflyfish.com’s “Big ol’ Chub” trophy went to Stoo Mason of Bethel who caught a 15 ½ inch chub and a total of fifteen of these “mountain” trout.

Thirteen teams of two anglers and an oarsman fished the Upper Androscoggin River from Shelburne, NH to Rumford Center, Maine. The anglers were restricted to using only two flies to catch the biggest and the most trout for an eight hour time period from 6 am to 2 pm.

In Friday afternoon’s Northeast Drift Boat Championship, testing the rowing skills of the oarsmen over a ¼ mile course, first place honors went to Sam Lambert of Bath, ME, Second place to Kate Farnham of Bath, ME and third place to Scott Stone of Norway, Maine.

Awards were presented at the Bethel Inn Resort immediately following a drift boat parade up Bethel’s Main Street and around the Harvest fest on the town common. Along with trophies, winners received merchandise prizes from Sun Valley Sports, L.L. Bean, Kittery Trading Post, Patagonia, Setters Point Inc., and Cabela’s.

Anglers interested in participating in the 2013 Drift Boat Championships and 2-Fly Contest should contact the Upper Andro Anglers Alliance at fish@upperandro.com.


Photo by Mike Mayo


Photo by Mike Mayo


Photo by Mike Mayo

In addition, Terry Karkos of the Sun Journal has stories here and here and his video is embedded below.

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2012 Maine Free Family Fishing Festival

The Upper Andro Anglers Alliance in co-operation with Trout Unlimited will host a free family fishing festival on Saturday, June 2. The festival will be held at Angevine Park on the North Road in Bethel, from 9 am to 2 pm, rain or shine. Free casting workshops and fly-tying instruction will be available throughout the day.

Local Maine guides and members of the Mollyockett Chapter of Trout Unlimited will teach the workshops. Instruction will include both spin casting and fly casting for older youth and parents. Maine’s Hooked on Fishing-Not on Drugs Program will supply complimentary rods and reels for use at the festival.

Families can practice newly learned casting skills in the one acre pond and are welcome to take home their catch. The pond will be stocked with trout courtesy of the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife. Each young angler will receive a mini-tackle box complete with bobber, sinkers and hook courtesy of the Upper Andro Anglers Alliance.

Kids can learn how to tie flies with materials provided by local outfitters and fly shops. Children will be able to take home their hand-tied flies.

Families participating in the event will be eligible for door prizes from local outfitters and businesses as well as L.L. Bean and Kittery Trading Post. The Bethel Fire Dept. will host a barbecue of hotdogs and hamburgers, chips, and drinks and families are welcome to bring a pack lunch.

The weekend of June 2 & 3 is a free fishing weekend in Maine. Resident and Non-resident freshwater fishing licenses are waived each day.

The Family Fishing Festival is one many nationwide events that provide families with an opportunity to have fun on the water. The events are promoted by the Recreational Boating and Fishing Foundation (www.rbff.org). For those families wishing to stay overnight and fish or canoe the Androscoggin River on Sunday, special family packages are available for the weekend at local lodging establishments.

For information on the Family Fishing Festival, contact the Upper Andro Anglers Alliance at 207-824-3694, fish at upperandro dot com or www.upperandro.com.

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Fly Tying Contest to Highlight Fishing Expo

HMH Vises is sponsoring a Fly Tying Contest for all ages at the Western Maine Fly Fishing Expo scheduled for March 24 at The Bethel Inn Resort Conference Center in Bethel, Maine. An HMH Vise will be presented to the winners of the youth, 15 and unde,r age division, and the open age division of 16 and older. Tyers must tie either a Black Ghost or a Grey Ghost, two classic western Maine streamer flies. Contest preliminaries will be open from 9:30 am to 11 am and the finals from noon to 2 pm. Materials for the finals will be supplied by North Country Angler and Featherside Flies. Complete rules for the contest are available on line at www.westernmaineflyfishingexpo.com.

Along with the contest , the expo will feature 40 exhibitors, rod building and fly tying instruction, entomology seminars and fly casting techniques and strategies. Door prizes donated by the exhibitors will be awarded every hour. The Expo hours are 9:30 am to 4 pm. Admission is $5 for adults and free for juniors 15 and under.

For information contact the Upper Andro Anglers Alliance at 207-824-3694. On line information is available at www.westernmaineflyfishingexpo.com.

For a copy of contest rules (pdf) click this link.

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Western Maine Fly Fishing Expo Set for Late March

Anglers anxiously awaiting the snow melt, ice out and the opening of fishing season, can learn the latest fishing techniques and visit with guides, sporting camps and a variety of angling exhibitors at the first Western Maine Fly Fishing Expo to be held Saturday, March 24 at the Bethel Inn Conference Center in Bethel, Maine. The Expo runs from 9:30 am to 4 pm and is sponsored by The Mollyockett Chapter of Trout Unlimited and the Upper Andro Anglers Alliance. Admission is $5 for adults and free for youth 15 and under.

Exhibitors include Maine and New Hampshire outfitters and guide services, sporting camps, wildlife artists and authors, The Maine Dept of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife, the University of Maine 4H Camp, and boat and gear manufacturers. Attendees can learn the art of fly tying, rod building and wildlife photography. There will be educational seminars on ecology and entomology as well as instruction in strategies and techniques in fishing for trout, salmon and bass. HMH Vises is sponsoring a fly tying contest. Sponsors and exhibiting vendors are giving away dozens of door prizes every hour. Proceeds from an auction of items including guided trips, sporting camp vacations and fly fishing gear will go toward fishing habitat restoration projects and river access in the Western Maine region. [Read more…]

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Alaska is Chillin’ and More Snow Rope Artwork

A report coming to sunny Florida from Aniak, Alaska is that the temperature there was -55 degrees Fahrenheit. Nice! Aniak is on the Kuskokwim River northeast of Bethel.

Below are some more photos of Alaska’s icy trees near Anchorage, along with more “snow ropes” and a bit of snow art around the shrubs and bushes.


Photo by Al Remington


Photo by Al Remington


Photo by Al Remington

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