14 veterans earn permits for controlled moose hunt

For the third consecutive year, Maine first lady Ann LePage was able to provide disabled veterans with some good news on Thursday: She drew the names of 14 veterans who will take part in this year’s Disabled Veterans Controlled Moose Hunt. The Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife has conducted a controlled moose hunt […]

Bangor angler enjoys stellar day on drift boat

You don’t leave fish to find fish. That’s what Maine guide Dan Legere says, and he means it. Yes, there was a pristine three-mile ribbon of water in front of us on Sunday morning. And yes, that stretch of the East Outlet of the Kennebec River was likely full of hard-fighting landlocked salmon and brook […]

Furor over eagle cam seems to have subsided

    Broadcast live streaming video on Ustream Earlier this week, web camera viewers from across the country demanded that Maine biologists intervene on behalf of an eaglet that they said was in distress. The Biodiversity Research Institute, which manages the camera, and the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife said they would not […]

‘Bangor Mom’ eagle finds a new man

BDN readers have been rooting for the bald eagle that’s been called “Bangor Mom” ever since she fell ill on a city street back in May. The eagle had ingested a toxin, and was taken to Avian Haven, a bird rehabilitation facility in Freedom. Hours after she fell ill, her mate, also apparently having ingested […]

Salmon returns to the Penobscot very low thus far

A year ago, Atlantic salmon returns to the Penobscot river were dismal — just 372 fish, the lowest in the 36-year history of the fish lift at the Veazie Dam. Salmon returns were low on many other Atlantic salmon rivers, and anglers and conservationists hoped for a better 2014 season. That hasn’t happened thus far […]

Mountain lion in Harmony, Maine? Not quite

Among the things that make a Maine outdoors editor’s heart beat faster: When another editor sends a link to a clear photo of a mountain lion … and the caption says, “On a game cam in Harmony, Maine.” That was the case on Thursday, and as the newsroom bustled around me, I started checking out […]