Tag Archives: Allagash

Biologist expects bears to start hitting bait sites soon

Wildlife biologist Randy Cross, leader of the field crew for the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife's 40-year bear study, poses with "Big John," a 432-pound black bear that was snared, weighed and released in Washington County on June 17, 2014. Cross first caught "Big John" four years earlier, in the exact same place. (John Wood photo/Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife)

Back in 2005, as many of the bear hunters at Tylor Kelly’s Camps in Allagash opted to stay dry, a lone truckload of men — including me — dutifully headed to their stands, hoping for the weather to break. There was a method to our madness (or, at least, we rationalized our decision that way): […]

Allagash ‘expose’ gives poachers too much slack

Maine Game Wardens featured in the Animal Planet TV show "North Woods Law" pose for a photo in front of the Maine Warden Service mobile command vehicle on April 5, 2012. Pictured are Jonathan Parker (left), Kim Bates, Sgt. Tim Spahr, Kristopher MacCabe and Josh Bubier. (BDN Photo by John Holyoke)

On Sunday, the Maine Sunday Telegram published a long, seemingly in-depth series of stories that, according to the paper, documents a “controversial sting” operation that took the Maine Warden Service two years to complete, and which, writer Colin Woodard asserts, resulted in “surprisingly scant results.” The target of that sting was a group of Allagash […]

Limited edition Allagash prints available

Mark McCollough's painting. 500 prints are available. (Image courtesy of the Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry)

The Allagash Wilderness Waterway is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, and AWW superintendent Matthew LaRoche says those who appreciate the region have the opportunity to get their hands on a piece of art that’s part of that celebration. Just 500 prints of an Allagash painting by artist Mark McCollough are being sold; if you’re […]

Ever see a beaver and a lynx hanging out together? Now you have

Over the past few weeks readers have shared their photos of one of the state’s coolest critters, the Canada lynx. But the shot reader Brian Donaghy of Unity sent along may just take the cake. Here’s what Donaghy had to say: “I’d like to submit a nice lynx photo that I pulled from some video […]

Ice angler alert: Allagash winter camping registration set for Saturday

Avid ice anglers hoping to score a coveted Allagash Wilderness Waterway winter camping pass will have to act fast on Saturday, Dec. 14, when registration opens. A total of 48 sites at Chamberlain Bridge and Kellogg Brook are available, but Matthew LaRoche, superintendent of the Allagash Wilderness Waterway, expects most sites will be rented out […]