on April 28, 2016, at 12:37 p.m.
The Allagash Wilderness Waterway is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, and AWW superintendent Matthew LaRoche says those who appreciate the region have the opportunity to get their hands on a piece of art that’s part of that celebration. Just 500 prints of an Allagash painting by artist Mark McCollough …
By John Holyoke on April 28, 2016, at 11:32 a.m.
“I didn’t think we would catch eight fish,” Sophia said, referring to the tournament limit of eight weighable fish that make up a full bag limit in an event. “[We did] in like five minutes.”
on April 28, 2016, at 11:10 a.m.
When we headed to sunny Florida on vacation last week, I packed more ambitiously than I had on a similar trip the year before. Added to the flip-flops and T-shirts, I also toted a fly rod and some saltwater flies, and planned to put them to good use. The vacation …
on April 26, 2016, at 11:29 a.m.
Throughout the summer months, Captain Pete Douvarjo takes all kinds of clients out on his 21-foot Parker, named “Reel Life.” Sometimes he welcomes families aboard, and the registered Maine guide helps them learn to fish for pollack and mackerel. Other times, later in the season, he takes adventurous anglers farther …
on April 21, 2016, at 9:36 a.m.
Over the past several years, Mainers have learned that the law enforcement officers tasked with protecting their state’s fish and game resources live pretty interesting professional lives. ‘North Woods Law,’ the Animal Planet TV show that focuses on the Maine Warden Service, certainly helped by demystifying the life of wardens. …
By John Holyoke on April 14, 2016, at 9:56 p.m.
Euclide “Joe” Lavoie began building canoes in the late 1940s, after serving in World War II.
on April 14, 2016, at 1:39 p.m.
Bright and early Saturday morning, a large throng of paddlers will gather in the town of Kenduskeag, mill about, check their gear, and prepare for the 50th running of one of the region’s iconic spring events. It’s time, once again, for the Kenduskeag Stream Canoe Race. The organizers are ready. …
on April 12, 2016, at 9:57 a.m.
State officials have warned that a spruce budworm outbreak in Maine is likely within the next several years, and response plans have been formulated as the forest products industry prepares for the worst. With that reality in mind, the Budworm Tracker program is seeking volunteers in northern Maine to assist …
on April 11, 2016, at 10:07 a.m.
As has become our custom, the BDN began accepting entries into our popular “Win a Drift Boat Trip” contest at outdoor expos back in February, and as has become your custom, hundreds of interested anglers signed up to spend a day on the water. Our marketing gurus here at 1 …
By John Holyoke on April 08, 2016, at 5:20 p.m.
Although Joe Lavoie officially retired 29 years ago, he continues to perfect his art at his Milford home and teaches others how the process works.
on April 07, 2016, at 12:55 p.m.
Over three days and nine hours of meetings, Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife staffers met with more than 130 people last week in order to gather information that can help form long-term management plans the department is working on. Following meetings held in Portland and Presque Isle, three …
By John Holyoke on April 07, 2016, at 12:38 p.m.
“The Maine Angler’s Logbook” is a collection of 52 essays that take readers on journeys across North America in search of fish.
on April 06, 2016, at 9:35 a.m.
If you’re looking for an evening of fun and entertainment, and you enjoy bowhunting, you might want to head to Brewer on Saturday, April 16, for the Maine Bowhunters Association’s annual banquet. The event will be held at Jeff’s Catering, and doors open at 5 p.m. This year’s guest speakers …
By John Holyoke on April 04, 2016, at 3:26 p.m.
“I looked in the hole and the bear was looking back at me,” said Maury Thayer, whose home is on Timberview Drive.
By John Holyoke on March 31, 2016, at 3:15 p.m.
If it hadn’t been for a blind moose, he might never have donned the green uniform of the state’s fish and wildlife law enforcement agency.
By John Holyoke on March 31, 2016, at 1:52 p.m.
If the boat overturns, the paddler simply pulls the RightSider out of the bag, tosses it to the other side of the kayak and starts climbing the ladder.
on March 29, 2016, at 12:56 p.m.
One November Saturday last year, a hunting buddy who will remain nameless arrived at our favorite spot early in the morning, ready to fill his deer tag. Then he realized that he’d left an important piece of equipment — his hunting license — back home, about 25 miles away. For …
on March 28, 2016, at 12:39 p.m.
As I mentioned in an earlier BDN story, the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife is in the process of formulating its 15-year management plans for fisheries and various big game species. In that effort, the department is holding a series of public meetings to gather public input that …
By John Holyoke on March 26, 2016, at 4:16 p.m.
Rod McLain was the speediest canoeist, finishing the course in 50:15. Ben Randall posted the fastest kayak time of the day, 46:22.
By John Holyoke on March 25, 2016, at 12:28 p.m.
Maine’s U.S. senators praised the conservation effort.