Articles by Tom Hennessey

 
Feathers ‘n Fins

Smallmouth only a part of a day on the river

By Tom Hennessey on Sept. 04, 2011, at 7:58 p.m.
FEATHERS 'N FINS

Musings on modern-day gear

By Tom Hennessey on Aug. 05, 2011, at 4:28 p.m.
FEATHERS 'N FINS

Feathers ‘n Fins, July 2: Bassy

By Tom Hennessey on July 01, 2011, at 5:39 p.m.
FEATHERS 'N FINS

Spring fishing as tradition

By Tom Hennessey on June 03, 2011, at 4:43 p.m.
Feathers 'n Fins

Fly fishing used to mean trolling a streamer

By Tom Hennessey on May 06, 2011, at 11:23 p.m.
Ice out

Feathers ‘n Fins

By Tom Hennessey on April 02, 2011, at 2:05 p.m.
Feathers 'n Fins

March trails lead to spring

By Tom Hennessey on March 04, 2011, at 2:31 p.m.
Maine's Ice Age

Little remains from when ice was state’s largest cash crop

By Tom Hennessey on Feb. 14, 2011, at 6:16 p.m.
Tom Hennessey for Jan 1, 2011

Feathers ‘n Fins

By Tom Hennessey on Dec. 31, 2010, at 7:15 p.m.
Suffice it to say, the current shortage of eider ducks along Maine’s coast was discussed at length during a recent meeting of the Gouldsboro Point Good Times Rod and Gun Club. Embellished with …

Feathers ‘n Fins

By Tom Hennessey on Dec. 03, 2010, at 10:10 p.m.
Tucked away in the private clutter of my pack basket is a pair of moth-eaten wool mittens covered with cracked leather shells. The mittens, knitted by my grandmother, and the shells — commonly …

Feathers ‘n Fins

By Tom Hennessey on Nov. 05, 2010, at 9:12 p.m.
Pour yourself a second cup of coffee and I’ll tell you about my recent brush with the law. Murphy’s Law, that is. It happened early in duck season, when my son, Jeff, and I were jump-shooting on …

Feathers ’n Fins

By Tom Hennessey on Oct. 08, 2010, at 6:38 p.m.
As can be imagined, discussions about the merits of side-by-side and over-under doubles are swayed by tradition and prejudice. Fanciers of the over-under, for instance, remind that their guns …
Tom Hennessey for outdoors page Oct. 2, 2010

Side-by-side or over-under? Bird hunters debate merits of double-barreled shotguns

By Tom Hennessey on Oct. 02, 2010, at 1:05 p.m.
Among hunters who follow dogs’ bells through thickets of briar and thorn apple, the consensus is that there is no better bird gun than a double barrel. Considering, however, that doubles are built in side-by-side and over-under models, it’s not surprising that opinions differ as to which is best for snapshooting at feathered missiles launched in thick covers.
Tom Hennessey for OUTDOORS

Bird hunters debate merits of guns

By Tom Hennessey on Oct. 01, 2010, at 6:53 p.m.
Among hunters who follow dogs’ bells through thickets of briar and thorn apple, the consensus is that there is no better bird gun than a double barrel. Considering, however, that doubles are built …
Tom Hennessey for OUTDOORS

Feathers ‘n Fins for Sept. 4-5

By Tom Hennessey on Sept. 03, 2010, at 7:06 p.m.
Tom Hennessey column for August 7, 2010

Feathers ’n Fins for August 7-8

By Tom Hennessey on Aug. 06, 2010, at 7:35 p.m.
As a teenager addicted to hunting, fishing and everything in between, I sometimes got the feeling that the adage “Fools rush in where angels fear to tread” was aimed directly at me. With that in …

Feathers ’n Fins for July 3-4

By Tom Hennessey on July 02, 2010, at 8:11 p.m.
Like the Atlantic salmon returning to New Brunswick’s Kedgwick River, the nine anglers who arrived at the Kedgwick Salmon Club recently were disappointed, but not discouraged, to see that the river’s ribs were showing.

From the BDN Archive: Guide Bob Lawrence shares expertise on the eve of 13th annual season

By Tom Hennessey on June 16, 2010, at 1:44 p.m.
Where a wind-toppled spruce leaned on the shoulder of a shadow-paved woods road, Bob Lawrence of Rockwood slowed the pickup to a stop.

From the BDN Archive: Maine’s moose hunt attracts crowds of onlookers

By Tom Hennessey on June 16, 2010, at 1:40 p.m.
Monday’s gunmetal-gray sky and raw northwest wind failed to cool the interest of the crowd gathered at the Greenville tagging station on the opening day of Maine’s one-week moose hunt.

From the BDN Archive: Many older hunters appreciate Maine moose hunt

By Tom Hennessey on June 16, 2010, at 1:38 p.m.
In spite of the carpings of the few, the many hereabouts realize the multi-faceted benefits of Maine’s annual one-week moose hunt are as attractive as the fall foliage.