Monthly Archives: March 2016

Sign of the season: Check the state’s ice-out website

In some parts of Maine, winter never really arrived this year. Lakes were slow to freeze, snow was reluctant to fall, and thousands of us have been looking at brown grass for weeks. The bright side, I suppose, is this: If you’re an open-water angler, you’ll likely have plenty of early opportunities to fish your […]

Behind the numbers: Why moose permit allocations are decreasing

Lee Kantar said he knows newspaper headlines across the state will trumpet the fact the Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife is planning on decreasing the number of moose permits quite drastically this year. Kantar, the state’s moose biologist, said he hopes that Mainers don’t look at those numbers — 600 fewer permits allotted, bringing […]