Tag Archives: Maine bear hunting

Hunter may have captured Orono bears on trail camera in August

A mother bear and a cub visit Tim McCluskey's Orono bait site in August, 2013. (Photo courtesy of Tim McCluskey)

On Sunday, wildlife biologist Randy Cross invited me to tag along on an impromptu visit to a bear den in Orono. Inside a hollow tree, we found four bears — three hefty yearling cubs and their mother — which had decided to camp out for the winter within 50 yards or so of a landowner’s […]

New York considering allowing baiting, trapping, hounding bears

From now until November, you’ll hear more than you want to hear about bears, as proponents and opponents debate the merits of a referendum that would ban three of Maine’s hunting methods. First things first: Earlier this week, I learned that organizers of the signature drive that circulated petitions that would put the issue in […]

Share your bear tales with us

For more than 10 years, I’ve been writing about the outdoors for this newspaper. Over that time, some things have become pretty predictable. Seasons change, and as they do, Mainers participate in different outdoor activities. When April rolls around, anglers are looking for open water. Come May and June, fly fishermen are wading into the […]

4 years, one man, and (eventually) a 520-pound bear

The not-so-subtle grumbling from some bitter folks began a couple of weeks ago when I wrote a blog post about a 600-pound bear that a … gulp! … Indiana man had bagged in the Maine woods. Out-of-stater, some online wizards spat. Comes to Maine. Hires a guide who does all the work. Never been on a […]