Monthly Archives: July 2012

Moose Lottery: Applicants Up – Revenue Down

While the number of lottery applicants for Maine’s moose permits may never regain its peak of 94,532 in 1994, this year’s modest gain in sales and participants was encouraging. But the revenue picture is not as rosy. A total of 54,338 hunters applied for moose permits this year, a gain of 4,451 over 2011 (9 […]

Artists Reflect the Great Maine Outdoors

It always thrills me when I find artists who can capture the best of Maine’s environment, in photographs, paintings, wooden crafts, sculpture, music, and other mediums. Two of my favorite artists are the subject of today’s column.  Ralph Brissette of Augusta creates amazing and unique wildlife art works, most of which he sells at ridiculously […]

Old Hatchery Gets Fish and Future

After decades of shedding fish hatcheries, Maine’s Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife may be bringing one back to life.  DIF&W recently stocked the old Dead River Hatchery, northeast of Kingfield, with brook trout, accepting an offer from the property owner, Poland Spring, to utilize the facility. Poland Spring purchased the property for its water […]