Tag Archives: bird hunting

Biologist expects fair bird season

For the past few years, bird hunters in northern Maine have enjoyed the best of times: Ruffed grouse have been most plentiful in the big commercial forests of Aroostook County. When this year’s upland bird hunting season kicks off on Tuesday, the state’s top bird biologist expects that trend to continue. Unfortunately, he also expects […]

BDN Maine Outdoors fall issue is out

In the coming days, the fall issue of Bangor Daily News Outdoors will hit newsstands around the region, and we hope you’ll pick up a copy and take a peak. And keep your money in your pocket: As always, it’s free. This is the seventh edition of the stand-alone, all-outdoors publication, and we’re pleased with […]

Looking for woodcock? Check the migration map

Spend a bit of time around hardcore bird hunters — especially those who spend hours afield with their well-trained dogs — and you’ll hear one phrase repeated time and time again. That phrase: “Flight birds.” As in, “I don’t think the flight birds are in yet.” Or, “Last year we hit it perfect, just as […]

Biologists: Banner year for northern Maine bird hunting

A year ago, bird hunters returning from trips into the North Maine Woods shared (somewhat annoying) good news with their pals who had chosen not to invest the time to head into the state’s huge expanse of commercial forestland. OK. I may have been one of those pals who had stayed home. “You should have […]