Monthly Archives: October 2015

Opening day of deer season is a tradition worth savoring

Deer season memories: Not an opening day buck, but Chris Lander, Pete Warner and John Holyoke pose with the midseason deer that Warner shot in 2012.

On Saturday morning, many Mainers will pack up their trucks before first light — double-checking to assure themselves that they’ve got all the essentials, of course — and set course for their favorite patch of woods. Others are more fortunate, and will simply amble out their back door and disappear into their own personal forest, […]

Bangor Muni gears up for youth fishing event on golf course

Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife volunteer Ethan Roderick dumps a bucket full of trout into the Bangor Municipal Golf Course pond Wednesday in Bangor. Around 150 trout were released in the pond in ahead of a kids' fishing day set for Sunday. Ashley L. Conti | BDN

In any given year, golfers splash about 2,000 balls into the pond that sits in front of Bangor Municipal Golf Course’s second hole, according to club pro Brian Enman. But on Wednesday afternoon, it was brook trout — not golf balls — that were splashing around in the water hazard, as a hatchery crew from […]

Is your hunter’s breakfast on this list?

It’s that time of year again: The mornings are getting crisp, the leaves are falling, and for many of us, deer season is just around the corner. Whether you fill your tag this year (or not), there’s no reason to head into the woods on Saturday mornings without a belly-full. For the past several days, […]

Wet weather may be a game changer for early bird hunters

Brittany King holds a ruffed grouse before it's measured, tagged and fitted with a radio collar in 2014 at the midcoast Maine survey site. Brian Feulner| BDN

For much of August and September, warm, dry weather dominated, and heading into upland bird hunting season, biologist Brad Allen was ready to pass along some age-old advice for those who’d be targeting woodcock.   But the day before this year’s season began, much of the state absorbed torrential rain — and Allen’s tune changed. […]