May 3, 2016

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Turkey Season Starts Monday Throughout Maine

Press Release from the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife: AUGUSTA, Maine – Spring turkey season starts on Monday, May 2 throughout the state, and youth hunters have their own day on this Saturday, April 30. With this year’s milder than usual winter, hunters should be seeing a lot of birds. “This was an […]

Failure To Launch – The Brain That Is

When writing “Failure to Launch,” I’m not talking about someone’s psychological retardation and their inability, for perhaps several reasons, to leave the nest and get away from the nanny strings of mommy and daddy. No, I’m talking about a person, either mentally challenged or a deliberate liar, to promote personal agendas, who, blinded by hatred, can’t […]

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 […]

Why is Maine Reporting Higher Number of Animal Rabies Cases?

According to an article in the Portland Press Herald, the increase in the number of reported cases of rabies found in animals: “Generally, we see more cases in springs after mild winters,” is what the article says a wildlife biologist with the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife (MDIFW) says. But with no explanation […]

The deadline to apply online for the 2016 Maine Moose Permit Lottery is 11:59pm on May 16!

Press Release from the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife: The deadline to apply online for the Maine Moose Permit Lottery is fast approaching, and hunters who want the chance to hunt moose in Maine need to visit www5.informe.org/online/moose/ and complete their online application by 11:59pm on May 16. The online application process is fast and […]

Governor LePage Signs Bill to Increase Wages for Game Wardens

Press Release from the State of Maine: AUGUSTA – Governor Paul R. LePage today signed a bill into law bringing Maine law enforcement wages in the Department of Public Safety, the Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife and Department of Marine Resources more in line with other New England states. LD 1653, “An Act Implementing […]

How Many Biologists Does It Take to Count to 20,000?

Evidently a whole bunch of them and taking a long, long time. I suppose the biolo”jests” are very busy pawing through outcome-based survey results and getting advice from members of the Humane Society of the United States, while hiding deer harvest information, so they can figure out how to make Maine deer hunters think they are […]

Maine Supreme Court Decision Against HSUS Not Necessarily a Victory for Sportsmen

Maine sportsmen shouldn’t go off half cocked and with swelled chests believing that the decision by the Maine Supreme Court to uphold Superior Court Justice Joyce Wheeler’s ruling that a lawsuit, filed by Katie Hansberry and the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS), declared “moot,” was some kind of major victory for sportsmen. The […]

Is It Appropriate to Appoint Someone to State Wildlife Committee Who Sued State?

Recently I wrote about the inappropriateness, ineptitude and seriously flawed decision by someone at the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife (MDIFW), to appoint Katie Hansberry, the leader of the Maine Chapter of the Humane Society of the United States, to sit on a black bear management subcommittee to assist in the formation of […]