March 23, 2017

Fishers Sue to Get Rid of Obama’s New England Ocean Monument

*Editor’s Note* – For those who believe government owned and control property guarantees access. PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A coalition of commercial fishing groups filed a lawsuit on Tuesday to challenge the creation of a national monument off the coast of New England. President Barack Obama created the monument in September using executive authority under […]

2016-2017 Refuge-Specific Hunting and Sport Fishing Regulations

SUMMARY: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, propose to add 1 national wildlife refuge (NWR or refuge) to the list of areas open for hunting, increase the hunting activities available at 12 other NWRs, open 1 refuge to fishing for the first time, and add pertinent refuge- specific regulations for other NWRs that pertain […]

Spring Bites

By Eleazer Peabody It is mid May and the warm days have softened our cool souls from this past winter freeze. Not much rain yet, but the alder leaves are the size of a mouse’s ear and the black flies are venturing forth ready for a blood meal—Fishing Season Is On!!!! Friday, last, I was […]

Does Maine Fish and Game Dept. Really Need a Marketing Program?

George Smith has his undies in a bunch over one of his apparently failed bill proposals that would have forced the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife (MDIFW) to establish a marketing position. Why? Is it really the responsibility of MDIFW to “market” its programs? Is the idea to market MDIFW so as to […]

Jaguar Fishing – This Ain’t No Croc

IFW Wants To Hear Your Opinions About Maine’s Fisheries

Press Release from the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife: Dear Maine Angler, The Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife (MDIFW) is embarking on a study to revise its longterm fisheries management plan.  There have been several opportunities for angler input into the process, including a scientific survey and a series of focus groups […]

Powerful Animal Rights Lobby Puts Profits Over Mankind

This is a rebuttal to a hypocritical blog by Val Philbrick on Don Loprieno’s blog at the Bangor Daily News. The blog spends ample time attempting to convince readers that lobbying efforts by certain members of Maine’s hunting, fishing and trapping industry are corrupt and causes harm to wildlife in pursuit of profits. Ignorance and hypocrisy […]

Federal Agency Bans Wolf, Bear Hunting Methods in Alaska

*Editor’s Note* – This is probably a good example of how regulation, and thus elimination of, hunting, fishing and trapping will take place in all of the United States in the future. It closely follows the fascist control of the central government, spreading out into all departments. On Friday, the National Park Service (NPS) published […]

Sportsmen’s Alliance Joins Wild Harvest Initiative

Press Release from the Sportsmen’s Alliance: The Sportsmen’s Alliance has joined forces with Conservation Visions, Inc. on a groundbreaking new scientific project to quantify the annual wild protein harvest from hunting and fishing in the US and Canada. “For the Sportsmen’s Alliance, protecting hunting and fishing includes contributing to research that highlights the roles of […]

Service Announces 2015 Expansion of Hunting and Fishing Opportunities on National Wildlife Refuges

Press Release from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service: Hat tip to Shake, Rattle and Troll U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Director Dan Ashe today announced the agency will expand fishing and hunting opportunities on 21 refuges throughout the Service’s National Wildlife Refuge System. The final rule also modifies existing refuge-specific regulations for more than […]