Category Archives: Humor

Readers explain Benedicta ice circle: It was caused by an eddy, or by deer chasing their tails

Up in the Aroostook County town of Benedicta, there have been some strange goings-on. Or maybe the goings-on have been remarkably normal. That’s for readers to decide. And that’s why I shared Alvin Martin’s photo of an ice circle with BDN readers last week. Many enjoyed looking at the photo and trying to figure out […]

New Animal Planet show “Cold River Cash” focuses on Maine elver fishing

Move over “North Woods Law.” Animal Planet is launching another Maine-based reality TV show that looks like a winner. It’s called “Cold River Cash,” and it it focuses on three teams of Maine fishermen who spend 10 weeks  a year trying to earn thousands of dollars fishing for glass eels, or elvers. Animal Planet sent […]

All I want for Christmas is an interview with Stephen King

A few weeks back, our editors here at the Bangor Daily News challenged staffers with a pretty cool question that was designed, I imagine, to inject a little bit more excitement into the newsroom. “If you could write any story from any beat, what would it be?” they asked. Well, bosses, I’m glad you asked. […]

Lack of permit doesn’t hinder catch-and-release moose hunt

For 33 years, Maine’s moose hunt participants have been determined at a popular lottery. After that, celebration … Or disappointment. You don’t win a permit, you don’t hunt. Or do you? My buddies and I got tired of waiting. We missed hunting camp. Wool jackets hung on nails … cutthroat games of cribbage … lonely […]

BDN Maine Outdoors fall issue is out

In the coming days, the fall issue of Bangor Daily News Outdoors will hit newsstands around the region, and we hope you’ll pick up a copy and take a peak. And keep your money in your pocket: As always, it’s free. This is the seventh edition of the stand-alone, all-outdoors publication, and we’re pleased with […]

Ke$ha not a fan of Maine bear hunt

The group that hopes to ban the use of bait, traps and hounds by Maine bear hunters has announced a major endorsement by a celebrity who will appear in concert on Bangor’s waterfront Friday night. Who knew Ke$ha even knew about Maine bear hunting practices? “I am proud to endorse Mainers for Fair Bear Hunting, […]

Tell us a fish tale — you might win a book

Summer’s upon us and I suspect many of our BDN readers have been busy enjoying all that Maine has to offer during our (admittedly brief) respites from the gray weather, thunderstorms and torrential rain. The bright side to all that wet weather: The lakes, ponds, rivers and streams are staying cool, and the fishing is […]