Category Archives: Outdoor Recreation

Bears, bobcats and birds: Bangor councilor keeps finding critter stories

Dr. Doolittle he’s not. There’s no evidence that Bangor City Councilor Josh Plourde can actually talk to the animals, after all. But find ‘em? Plourde’s proving to be pretty good at that. It turns out that in three of the BDN’s most well-read critter stories over the past year and a half, Plourde has been […]

Doiron’s books worth a look

Elsewhere on these pages (whether you’re cyber-reading or holding a print edition of the BDN), you’ll find more about author Paul Doiron. You’ll hear about his latest novel, “The Bone Orchard.” You’ll find out how to receive his short story “The Bear Trap” for free. You can check out that tale’s opening paragraphs in another […]

Bears got you scared? This product may help

Over the past few weeks, Mainers have once again learned that they have burly neighbors wandering through their backyards at night, desperately seeking snacks. Nothing new there. Each spring, as black bears begin to forage, they check out their surroundings and look for snacks. Easy-to-find snacks. Handy snacks. Snacks that many of us unwittingly make available […]

Anglers sought for brook trout survey project

Do you like to fish in spots where you’re not likely to see any other anglers? Do you like to hike into to remote ponds, just to find out if you can coax a brook trout to your fly? Do you want to help provide crucial information to biologists and conservation groups as you enjoy […]

Bears from Orono tree den still active, getting bigger

Back in March, during the Eastern Maine Sportsman’s Show, I told you about four bears that were found inside a hollow tree on Stillwater Avenue in Orono. The bears were discovered by the homeowner’s pal, who had been practicing archery and was looking for an errant arrow. Turns out the archery target was right next […]