February 7, 2023

Outdoors in Maine: The National Monument to Kafka

He also seeks to seduce us with his assurance that the new Monument encompasses a deep respect for “Maine’s outdoor recreation heritage,” or that it acknowledges that “hunting is critical to the economy of northern Maine.” That has a hollow ring. Bear hunting, which is a key economic industry for rural Maine guides and outfitters, is prohibited in all of the monument’s 87,000 acres, and general hunting is allowed in only a small part of that total acreage. Hunters and snowsledders enjoyed vastly more access in the days before Quimby amassed her wealth or owned any Maine land.<<<Read More>>>