Monthly Archives: February 2013

Sportsmen’s Licenses Debated This Week

When I developed six proposals for the legislature to consider this session, I never dreamed that four would be up for a public hearing on the same day. But that’s the case on Thursday, February 28, when the Inland Fisheries and Wildlife Committee hosts public hearings on five bills. Four are mine. Well, not exactly […]

Gobbling Up Turkeys at the Legislature

My turkey bill, LD 84, sponsored by Senator Tom Saviello, had its public hearing yesterday at the legislature. I was thrilled by the support the bill received, especially from the farming community. I’ve posted a report on the hearing in the outdoor news blog on my website Here is my testimony on the bill. […]

Talking Turkeys on Tuesday at the Legislature!

We’ll be talking turkeys with members of the legislature’s Inland Fisheries and Wildlife Committee on Tuesday, February 12. The committee hosts public hearings on 6 bills that day, starting at 1 pm in Room 206 of the Cross Building. LD 84, An Act to Expand Turkey Hunting, sponsored by Senator Tom Saviello, is my proposal. […]

$233 Coyotes – Pretty Expensive!

The monthly report about it’s predation management project, issued today by Maine’s Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife, indicates that 136 coyotes have been killed this winter by 49 paid trappers and hunters hired to protect deer in 30 designated priority areas. That’s $233 per coyote, a cost that is unsustainable and certain to lead […]