John Holyoke

Outdoors Editor

 

Black panther spotted in Maine?

By John Holyoke on Oct. 13, 2016, at 4 p.m.
“We saw a black feline, definitely taller and longer than a Great Dane. … The tail was about as long as the feline’s entire body and had a white ring around the edge.”
OUT THERE

A dog’s life: Pup learns the ways of the woods, and finds a bird

on Oct. 13, 2016, at 8:38 a.m.
OUT THERE

Fendler’s tale, and its message, never grew old

on Oct. 11, 2016, at 11:23 a.m.
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Twelve-year-old Donn Fendler (left) grew up to marry and serve 28 years in the U.S. Army. He is paired with the childhood photo in a 2009 BDN photo illustration.

Donn Fendler remembered as ‘true American hero,’ legend to generations of Mainers

By John Holyoke on Oct. 11, 2016, at 11:12 a.m.
“He wanted to pay it forward [for the efforts of Mainers who tried to find him].”
OUT THERE

Hunters hit the woods for second week of moose season

on Oct. 10, 2016, at 11:06 a.m.

Listen: BDN outdoors editor talks moose, birds on ‘The Drive’ radio show

By John Holyoke on Sept. 30, 2016, at 11:02 a.m.
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Listen: BDN outdoors editor talks moose, birds on ‘The Drive’ radio show

on Sept. 30, 2016, at 11:02 a.m.
OUT THERE

Listen: BDN outdoors editor talks moose, birds on ‘The Drive’ radio show

on Sept. 30, 2016, at 11:02 a.m.
OUT THERE

Thoughts from a Maine moose-tagging station

on Sept. 29, 2016, at 12:37 p.m.
Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife biologist Kelsey Sullivan shows off a ruffed grouse that was caught in a trap used to study the birds at the midcoast Maine survey site in this September 2014 file photo.

Maine biologist expects mediocre bird season for hunters

By John Holyoke on Sept. 29, 2016, at 6:34 a.m.
“You might find some good places, but overall, I think [a] middle-of-the-road [season] is what we could hope for.”
OUT THERE

The 5 Maine deer hunting stories readers have loved most

on Sept. 27, 2016, at 1:22 p.m.
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People look at a moose that was brought in to be tagged and weighed at the Gateway Variety store in Ashland Monday on the first day of moose hunting in 2016. This moose shot by Kenneth Hunt of Phippsburg weighed 965 pounds.

A happy birthday hunt pays off on Maine moose hunt opening day

By John Holyoke on Sept. 26, 2016, at 3:17 p.m.
Monday marked the opening day of the first session of this year’s moose hunt in Maine, with 72 bull permits allocated in eight Wildlife Management Districts in the northern part of the state.
OUT THERE

No moose permit? You can still have moose season fun

on Sept. 22, 2016, at 11:21 a.m.
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Spectators watch as moose are brought to the Ashland tagging station on the first day of the 2015 Maine moose hunting season.

Moose on the loose: Hunters to kick off season in Maine

By John Holyoke on Sept. 21, 2016, at 4:01 p.m.
Bright and early Monday morning, this year’s first group of moose hunters will head into the woods hoping for the best.
OUT THERE

Have a hunting tale to tell? Send us your photos and story

on Sept. 19, 2016, at 12:37 p.m.
OUT THERE

Maine guide, trapper honored for 65 years in the woods

on Sept. 15, 2016, at 10:49 a.m.
Bill Braniff a 71-year-old Vietnam War veteran tries fly fishing for the first time on a small pond on the grounds of the Dorothea Dix Psychiatric Center in Bangor. Project Healing Waters teaches veterans how to fish and takes them on trips to enjoy the outdoors.

Healing Waters: Veterans enjoy fishing outing on reclaimed Bangor pond

By John Holyoke on Sept. 15, 2016, at 8:29 a.m.
The national program’s goal, according to its website, is the physical and emotional rehabilitation of disabled active military service personnel and disabled veterans through fly fishing, activities and outings.
OUT THERE

Landowner appreciation cleanup set for Sept. 18

on Sept. 12, 2016, at 4 p.m.
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Spectators watch as seaplanes take off during the 43rd International Seaplane Fly-In on Friday at Moosehead Lake in Greenville.

Greenville gears up for 43rd International Seaplane Fly-In

By John Holyoke on Sept. 09, 2016, at 3:32 p.m.
Saturday is the main day of activities, with spot landing, taxiing, and takeoff competitions on tap. Meals and banquets are scheduled throughout the weekend.
OUT THERE

Biologist expects bears to start hitting bait sites soon

on Sept. 08, 2016, at 12:15 p.m.