Tag Archives: landowner relations

Clubs encouraged to enter landowner appreciation cleanup contest

A few weeks back, I received an email from a BDN reader who had an unfortunately common complaint. Someone had been dumping trash on his property, the reader said, and he was fed up. He always allowed others to recreate on his land but was leaning toward changing that policy and posting acres of prime […]

Past Penobscot Salmon Club vandalism prompts cautious approach to access

For decades, the Penobscot Salmon Club has occupied a beautiful spot along the river’s Brewer shore, welcoming anglers who sought migrating fish returning from the sea. Salmon fishing hasn’t been allowed on the river since a planned season was canceled in 2009, after the species was federally listed as endangered on the Penobscot. Still, the […]

Slob hunters give all of us a bad name

Over the past few weeks, I’ve shared a couple of stories about things I’ve found during my frequent trips into the woods. Among those: A recliner that someone decided to dump, and the carcasses of two deer that I suspected had been killed illegally. Some of you sounded off via Facebook, others chose to send […]

The things you find in the woods, Part 1

You never know what you’re going to find in the Maine woods. Most of the time, that’s a good thing. Sometimes, it’s downright depressing. It doesn’t take much to keep me entertained on those frequent trips afield. Spying various critters is always a highlight. So, too, is finding a path I was formerly unaware of, […]