John Holyoke

U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell (left) and Elliotsville Plantation Inc. President Lucas St. Clair listen as Matthew Polstein chats with them before a canoe trip in Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument on Saturday, Aug. 27, 2016.

Monumental visit: Secretary of the Interior tours Katahdin Woods and Waters

Bangor Daily News on Aug. 28, 2016, at 12:26 p.m.

Appalachian Mountain Club project contributes $22 million to Maine economy: Most of economic impact, job creation, benefits Piscataquis County

By Rob Burbank on March 23, 2016, at 4:32 p.m.
Noah Tibbetts, 11, of Brewer ties a fly while his mother, Julie Tibbetts, looks on during a session of the Penobscot Fly Fishers' introductory fly tying class in Brewer on Jan. 11, 2016.

Introductory class explores fine art of fly tying in Brewer

By John Holyoke on Jan. 14, 2016, at 1:40 p.m.
For years, Penobscot Fly Fishers has been teaching novices an important lesson: Yes, you can tie a fishing fly.
A curving road and magnificent backdrop in the Maine woods near Rockwood.

Bird hunting diary: Too windy for grouse, other handy excuses

By John Holyoke on Oct. 08, 2015, at 10:43 a.m.
Better luck next year.
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Delayed a week, Kenduskeag river vultures are ready to feed

By John Holyoke on April 24, 2015, at 10:41 a.m.
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Stop by the Kenduskeag and send a message: Clean it up

By John Holyoke on April 22, 2015, at 12:21 p.m.
Scott Dionne of Mars Hill casts at Grand Lake Stream on the frigid first day of traditional open water fishing in Maine on Wednesday.

A celebration of the season: Wind, cold don’t deter anglers at Grand Lake Stream

By John Holyoke on April 03, 2015, at 6:05 a.m.
Off-duty game warden Jim Fahey walks his dogs out of the woods after taking them on a snowshoe hare hunt in Maine.

Maine game warden takes 2 BDN staffers on winter hunt for hares

By John Holyoke on March 20, 2015, at 6:15 a.m.
John Holyoke and his wife, Karen, exchange vows on the Bangor Waterfront.

Computer dating love: A case of momentarily mistaken identity

By John Holyoke on Feb. 12, 2015, at 5:28 a.m.
Kevin Smith of Carmel sets a beaver trap with his stepson Micah Shamlian, 11, on a frozen bog in Newburgh.

Trapping in Maine: For love more than profit

By John Holyoke on Jan. 23, 2015, at 6:19 a.m.
Louis Cataldo of Grand Lake Stream poses with a replica mount of the "Hill Gould Buck," a 31-point deer that was shot by his grandfather, Hill Gould, in 1910. The real mount is now owned by Bass Pro Shops and is displayed in its "King of Bucks" collection. The Hill Gould Buck still holds the Maine state record for non-typical deer antlers.

‘That ain’t a moose’: 104 years later, Hill Gould’s 31-point buck still the Maine standard

By John Holyoke on Dec. 12, 2014, at 5:40 a.m.
Members of the Tracy family, including Sasha Tracy (middle row, green coat), gather on opening day of deer season. A similar Thanksgiving deer hunt is among the family's traditions.

For some Maine families, hunting is part of the Thanksgiving tradition

By John Holyoke on Nov. 21, 2014, at 9:09 a.m.
Earle Hannigan sits on a bench at his camp on Brassua Lake.

Hunting camp traditions: Memories remain even after the camp door closes

By John Holyoke on Oct. 16, 2014, at 4:09 p.m.
Wildlife biologist Randy Cross, leader of the field crew for the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife's 40-year bear study, poses with "Big John," a 432-pound black bear that was snared, weighed and released in Washington County on June 17, 2014. Cross first caught "Big John" four years earlier, in the exact same place.

What’s really at stake with the Bear referendum

By John Holyoke on Oct. 10, 2014, at 5:31 a.m.

Biologist says hunters may have productive early bear season

By John Holyoke on Aug. 27, 2014, at 11:38 a.m.
Dean Grass of Searsport poses with the nine-point, 237-pound buck that he shot on Youth Deer Day, Oct. 20, 2012, while hunting in Belmont with his father, Jeffrey Grass.

Youth Deer Day tradition growing

By John Holyoke on Oct. 25, 2013, at 7:37 a.m.
A cow and a calf moose walk along a roadway on 40,000 acres of land that Elliotsville Plantation Inc. has opened to hunting and other recreational use.

Readers sound off on Elliotsville land plan

By John Holyoke on Sept. 20, 2013, at 11:44 a.m.

The bird-hunting adventures of a short-haired American moosehound

By John Holyoke on Sept. 03, 2013, at 12:25 p.m.
 Lisa Bates, assistant project coordinator for Unity College bear studies, recounts a helicopter crash she and her pilot survived while looking for bears that occurred on Wednesday, July 3, 2013.

Bear researcher looking toward future after helicopter crash

By John Holyoke on July 12, 2013, at 12:14 p.m.
Cassidy Burns, 13, of Corinth, poses with the two turkeys she shot on Youth Turkey Day, April 27, 2013. One turkey weighed 21 pounds, had a 10-inch beard, and one-inch spurs. The other weighed 18.5 pounds, had an 8.5-inch beard, and had 3/4-inch spurs.

Young hunters filling their turkey tags

By John Holyoke on May 10, 2013, at 12:18 p.m.