Tag Archives: Maine bird hunting

After two shooting incidents, it’s time to refocus on hunter safety

When hunting season for upland birds began on Monday, many of us began making plans to head afield — maybe with a loyal bird dog — and enjoy one of our favorite times of the year. For others, bird season means slowly riding the dirt roads, watching for the tell-tale silhouette of a ruffed grouse. […]

Wet weather may be a game changer for early bird hunters

For much of August and September, warm, dry weather dominated, and heading into upland bird hunting season, biologist Brad Allen was ready to pass along some age-old advice for those who’d be targeting woodcock.   But the day before this year’s season began, much of the state absorbed torrential rain — and Allen’s tune changed. […]

Wildlife biologist expects average bird-hunting season in Maine

Officially, Brad Allen is a wildlife biologist. Come this time of year, though, he admits that he sometimes sounds like a meteorologist. “I hate to be a weatherman to predict game bird biologists, but [the weather] is so important,” said Allen, the bird group leader for the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife. Today’s […]

Catch-and-release moose trip a success

Later this week, I’ll tell you more about a trip some pals and I enjoyed late last week. Consider this a tease. And for now, let’s just say that the Third Almost Annual Catch-and-Release Moose Hunt (Birds Not Necessarily Included) was a huge success. Friend Chris Lander came up with the idea a few years […]