Tag Archives: trapping

Coyotes not a factor in incidental take discussions

For years, the question cropped up regularly at meetings of sportsmen and sportswomen around the state, and for years, then-commissioner Roland “Danny” Martin of the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife offered similar responses. The question: When is the state going to restart its coyote-snaring program? And the answer: Not before the state receives […]

Incidental take permit sessions on tap this week

Sorry for the repetition, but it’s time to say the magic words again: Incidental take permit. As I mentioned a few Out There posts again, the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife has applied to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service for just such a permit, which would authorize the incidental take of Canada […]

Lynx permit up for discussion; Who’ll show up?

Utter the words “incidental take permit” at a meeting of hunters in rural Maine, and you’re likely to get an earful, as state and federal officials are sure to find out in the coming weeks. Those hunters have long memories, you see. And many of them will tell you a primary reason the state’s deer […]