December 6, 2016

Let the Whining About Maine’s Deer Harvest Report Commence

My morning routine now has mostly morphed into turning on the television and examining the line-up of Turner Classic Movies for the day. However, this morning, at some point in time, the television landed on the Fox “Whine” Network, for surely that is the most of what they do. This all got me to thinking […]

267-Pound Allagash Buck

<<<Read the Story>>> Kip Paules of Bowdoinham, Maine, with the 267-pound buck he shot while hunting in the Allagash on Nov. 19. (Thom Thomas photo)

Taking the High Road on Hunting Vernacular

I was recently reading an article in a Maine publication about how, when somebody used the wrong terminology in discussing hunting, in particular deer hunting, it made that one somebody appear incredible. An example given was of one person referring to a hunter being successful in bagging a deer, that he had gone out and […]

No Need to Publish Letters About Publishing Photos of Dead Deer

Warning! The photo to the left can be viewed as offensive and an influence to your moral compass. To continue reading, first, grow up. This morning my inbox contained a link to a Letter to the Editor published in a Maine newspaper from someone that I believe is a faculty member at Thomas College. The […]

Deer Down

Maine Hunting Camp friends had success on Saturday. Congrats!

Stepping All Over Those Deer From Last Year’s “Mild” Winter

I’ll concede that there are places where the deer numbers in Maine are good…perhaps even too good. I’ll also admit, and rightfully so, that game managers (I use that term extremely lightly) can only “manage” by Wildlife Management Districts – those areas created by certain boundaries that help to shrink the size of management areas, […]

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 […]

5 Months for Maine IFW to Count 20,000 Deer

And then blame the poor harvest on “winter severity?” What to hell happened to global warming? We are all waiting for global warming to happen so there will be more deer….right? However, this time around it’s winter severity. I also have another question for which I can’t substantiate an answer. In this report (link below) are listed […]

Maine Deer Harvest Dismal – Why Are Sportsmen Happy With Management

Over the weekend I received a Maine map that showed the deer harvest for the 2015 Maine deer hunting season. As I write this morning, the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife (MDIFW) has not posted the harvest data on their website for public viewing. The deer harvest was a dismal 20,348. The chart […]

How Many Environmentalists Does it Take to Screw in a Light Bulb?

The Grinning Moose says: