When news of GPS giant Garmin’s purchase of DeLorme, the iconic Maine mapmaker, reached the newsroom, I nearly jumped out of my chair, rushed to a bookstore, and bought every copy of the Maine Atlas and Gazetteer that I could find. Irrational? Probably. But the question that prompted my panic bears pondering: What if, at […]
Young fans of the Animal Planet TV show “North Woods Law” will have the chance to learn some outdoor skills from their favorite Maine Game Wardens again this summer at Camp North Woods. The Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife debuted the camp in 2015. Campers, in order to build upon the TV show’s […]
Citing good hunting weather and other factors, Maine’s moose biologist said that despite a decrease in moose permits issued by the state this year, more hunters actually filled their tags. Percentage-wise, the success rate soared to 80 percent during the 2015 season. A year ago, just 65 percent of hunters were successful. Overall, according to […]
Fans of longitme BDN outdoor writer and artist Tom Hennessey can catch up with him on Saturday as he signs copies of his latest book, “Leave Some for Seed,” at the Old Town Trading Post. Hennessey will be on hand from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. for the signing.
My first indication that this year’s deer season might be a bit different than those in the past came way back in July, when I took a drive past my group’s favorite hunting spot. I saw sunlight filtering through formerly dark growth. The woods were — different. In retrospect, after a month of tromping through […]
A few weeks back — as yet another “big buck” story ran wild on the Internet, generating thousands of page views an hour — my editor asked me a question that should have been quite simple. Why do so many people want to read about big dead animals? Unspoken: We can write touching, heart-warming stories […]
Several times each hunting season, the BDN runs photos and stories telling tales about hunters who have filled their tags by shooting monstrous deer, or deer with massive antlers. And each time, our readers gobble those tales up, clicking, sharing and commenting on the stories on our website. The other day, an editor asked me […]
Put motion-activated cameras in the woods, and you’re sure to get photos of all kinds of cool animal activity. (Remember, of course, that there are laws that govern use of those cameras … check the hunting and fishing rules before you start strapping cameras on trees). Earlier this week, after sharing a photo of a […]