Category Archives: Hunting

Wildlife biologist expects average bird-hunting season in Maine

Officially, Brad Allen is a wildlife biologist. Come this time of year, though, he admits that he sometimes sounds like a meteorologist. “I hate to be a weatherman to predict game bird biologists, but [the weather] is so important,” said Allen, the bird group leader for the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife. Today’s […]

Northern Maine biologist says bird business is booming in Aroostook

Rich Hoppe stopped by Gateway Variety in Ashland on Monday morning to check out the action at the state’s busiest moose-tagging station. He wasn’t disappointed, as plenty of hunters filled their tags despite the warm weather. During a break in the action, the longtime regional wildlife biologist for the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and […]

Got moose? Consider donating some meat to Hunters for the Hungry program

Over the coming weeks, more than 3,000 hunters will head into the woods in search of a Maine moose … and most of them will succeed. On Tuesday, Gov. Paul R. LePage made a great suggestion to those hunters: Why not share some of that meat? In a Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry […]

Forest rangers invite public to help landowners, clean up illegal dumping sites

Most of the state’s outdoor enthusiasts spend at least a portion of their time afield on private land, thanks to the landowners who allow access to their acreage. Some parcels of land are large, others small. But wherever people recreate in Maine, there is a common problem that threatens future access for all of us. […]

Sportsman’s Alliance of Maine won’t endorse candidates in gubernatorial, federal races

Citing a broad coalition of politicians it has relied on for help in an ongoing fight to defeat a referendum that would ban the use of three methods of hunting bears in Maine, the state’s largest sportsman’s group on Friday announced that it will not endorse candidates in the state’s gubernatorial race, nor in U.S. […]

14 veterans earn permits for controlled moose hunt

For the third consecutive year, Maine first lady Ann LePage was able to provide disabled veterans with some good news on Thursday: She drew the names of 14 veterans who will take part in this year’s Disabled Veterans Controlled Moose Hunt. The Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife has conducted a controlled moose hunt […]