Monthly Archives: January 2013

Here’s a Downeast Dream Job!

  Where was this job when I needed and wanted one? Downeast Lakes Land Trust is looking for an education and communications manager.   Imagine living and working around Grand Lake Stream in Washington County, fishing and hunting and – oh yea – communicating with people about what a wonderful place this is. A tough […]

It’s Time to Educate your Legislators about Guns!

Here’s your chance to make an important contribution to the free-ranging debate about guns. Contact your State Representative and Senator and urge them to attend the Legislative Gun Education Workshop scheduled on February 7 from 1 pm to 5 pm at the Sportsman’s Alliance of Maine’s Augusta headquarters. While the Sheriff’s Association and other police […]

Guess Who Is No Longer Coming to the North Woods?

Let’s see if you can guess which activities in Maine’s north woods have increased in popularity in the past 14 years and which have decreased, from the following list: deer hunting, bear hunting, moose hunting, grouse hunting, fishing, canoeing, and camping. North Maine Woods manages access and use on 3.5 million acres for about three […]

Cooking Wild – Maine Game At Its Best!

My favorite wild game cookbook is Cooking Wild by outdoor writer and editor Ken Allen of Belgrade. Guy Gannett Publishing Company, owner of the Portland Press Herald and other newspapers, published Ken’s cookbook in 1986. When Gannett sold its newspapers, the publishing company was dissolved and the unsold copies of Ken’s book were donated to […]

Start Your Fire with FireStarters!

One of the benefits of outdoor writing is you receive a lot of free products to test. I developed a policy 30 years ago that has worked well over the years. If I like the product I write about it. If I don’t like the product I don’t write about it. Sitting here this afternoon […]

King Meets with Sportsmen to Talk Guns

Last Friday at his Brunswick home, U.S. Senator Angus King met with Dave Trahan of the Sportsman’s Alliance of Maine, Don Kleiner of the Maine Professional Guides Association, and me to talk about guns. Joining us for the 1 ½ hour discussion were two of Angus’s top staff, Kay Rand and Toby McGrath. While the […]

Ban on Bear Trapping and Hounding Proposed

The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) will propose a ban on trapping bears and hunting them with hounds, and has been at the State House shopping for a sponsor of their bill, according to multiple sources there. This will be a re-run of bear issues that the HSUS qualified for Maine’s referendum ballot […]

Private Landowners Gather in Augusta

Forest landowners from throughout the state gathered today at the Augusta Civic Center for the day-long annual meeting of the Small Woodland Owners Association of Maine, the principle organization representing small woodland owners in Maine. The large turnout was typical for SWOAM’s annual meetings, held in conjunction with the Agriculture Show at the Civic Center […]