March 22, 2017

Selfish Environmentalists Have a Strange Way of Thanking Hunters

A photographer in Maine loves to take pictures of moose. I assume for profit, although his letter to the editor doesn’t exactly admit that. And that’s okay too. He has that right to exploit wildlife for profit – within the laws of course just as the rest of us do. And, I’ve seen some of […]

Some MDIFW Moose Hunting and Lottery Stats

By Funding Trophy Wolf Hunts, We’re Destroying Real Game Hunts

*Editor’s Note* – This post first appeared on this website on October 8, 2014. It was requested of me to republish it as a means of updating the importance of the article as a prediction of the future. It seems just a short while ago that wolf (re)introduction happened – 1995 and 1996. A lot […]

Maine’s Moose Harvest Numbers – 2005-2016

For the past twelve years, you can see the number of moose permits issued, number of moose harvested by sex, total number of moose taken and success rates.

2016 Moose Harvest Data Out…Before Start of 2017 Season

For those interested, Maine has posted the 2016 moose hunting season harvest data on their website…and even before the next season begins.

New Hampshire Down to Just 51 Moose Permits

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The New Hampshire Fish and Game Department proposes issuing 51 moose hunt lottery permits this year, the lowest number since the state started its current system in 1988. Permits have declined in recent years, partly because of the impact of parasites, both winter tick and brainworm, on the moose population. Last […]

2017 Maine Moose Lottery Open for Applicants

Deadline for applications is May 15, 2017. Visit Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife website for information and to apply.

MDIFW Should Design All Game Hunts Around What I Want

I think that is what I am hearing. No, not that the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife (MDIFW) is designing all it’s hunting plans around what best suits my fancy. What I think I am hearing though is that everyone else wants MDIFW to pay special attention to their needs, I guess, thinking […]

While Biologists Dither, Hunting Opportunities Are Squandered

Maybe there is some hope…or maybe not. An article in the Boston Globe provides a few statements from so-called wildlife biologists that offer a glimmer of hope, even if ever so slightly. Recently in an article I had written about how scientists are attempting to seek an answer to the affect of winter ticks on […]

Maine’s Moose Herd Thriving?

“It’s the other that’s more troubling to me. According to a Press Herald article, the department indicated part of the reason for scaling back permits was “… to meet public demand for greater opportunities to see moose.” Say what? I’m a little surprised they consider that a valid reason but I’m stunned they actually came […]