Category Archives: Outdoor Recreation

Furor over eagle cam seems to have subsided

    Broadcast live streaming video on Ustream Earlier this week, web camera viewers from across the country demanded that Maine biologists intervene on behalf of an eaglet that they said was in distress. The Biodiversity Research Institute, which manages the camera, and the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife said they would not […]

‘Bangor Mom’ eagle finds a new man

BDN readers have been rooting for the bald eagle that’s been called “Bangor Mom” ever since she fell ill on a city street back in May. The eagle had ingested a toxin, and was taken to Avian Haven, a bird rehabilitation facility in Freedom. Hours after she fell ill, her mate, also apparently having ingested […]

Salmon returns to the Penobscot very low thus far

A year ago, Atlantic salmon returns to the Penobscot river were dismal — just 372 fish, the lowest in the 36-year history of the fish lift at the Veazie Dam. Salmon returns were low on many other Atlantic salmon rivers, and anglers and conservationists hoped for a better 2014 season. That hasn’t happened thus far […]

Mountain lion in Harmony, Maine? Not quite

Among the things that make a Maine outdoors editor’s heart beat faster: When another editor sends a link to a clear photo of a mountain lion … and the caption says, “On a game cam in Harmony, Maine.” That was the case on Thursday, and as the newsroom bustled around me, I started checking out […]

‘North Woods Law’ star wins a moose permit, dons antlers

When 3,095 moose permits were awarded to lucky applicants in Presque Isle on Saturday afternoon, Maine game warden Kris MacCabe was among the hopeful prospective hunters in attendance. If you’re a fan of “North Woods Law,” the Animal Planet TV show that focuses on the Maine Warden Service, you’re likely familiar with MacCabe. You might […]

Bear fitted with video collar in Unity College study

After two years of effort, students and faculty members working on the Unity College bear study project have successfully fitted a captured bear with a video collar. According to a Unity press release, a 180-pound male bear was captured and fitted with the collar on June 12. The bear is already being tracked by GPS, […]

Presque Isle ready for moose-permit lottery Saturday

Over the past two decades, Maine’s moose-permit lottery — an unlikely tourist attraction that involves the recitation of a few thousand names in a sometimes overheated meeting hall — has hop-scotched its way across the state. It’s been in Old Town and Rumford, Phippsburg and Freeport, Kittery and Fort Kent (among others). On Saturday, prospective […]