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‘Down East Dickering’ star spices up Youth Deer Day experience

When Dana Carey took his stepson, Dawson Byers, into the woods of Orrington on Saturday morning, he was pretty confident that they’d have a productive …

Bee whisperer’s diary: Inside a beekeepers association annual meeting

I, like many members of Penobscot County Beekeepers Association, am still on a high after the great success of hosting the Maine State Beekeepers Association’s …

New Question 1 poll shows near tie, voter confusion

A recent survey commissioned by the YES on 1 campaign, Mainers for Fair Bear Hunting, shows that Maine is split over the upcoming referendum to ban …

Lost wildlife photos miraculously reappear

At the beginning of September, I met my friend Sharon at the bog in Essex Woods to take some wildlife photos. We were successful that day …
In this photo illustration, a ghost bicyclist is seen riding on the Old Narrow Gauge Volunteer Trail in Randolph. There are rumors that this ghost has been seen by trail visitors over the years.

Word from the Woods: Bears, bears and more bears

With only six days left until election day, one thing’s certain: Mainers are revved up about the referendum question that would ban the use of …

UFO on East Musquash Lake?

I was on my way to hunt yesterday morning when something caught my eye. A large brown object was in East Musquash Lake on Route …

Dog suits up for Undead Disney Halloween with homemade costume

I’ve decided to throw a Halloween party again this year, and I’ve offered my guests an optional theme: undead Disney. Basically, they are supposed to …
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$2,500 reward offered in moose-poaching case

The Maine Warden Service is looking for help in solving a case in which a cow moose was illegally shot during the October moose season, …
Great blue heron with an eel.

Great blue heron wrestles with an eel


1-minute hike: Baker Hill in Sullivan

Difficulty: Moderate. The trails leading to the outlooks atop Baker Hill are less than 0.5 mile long, but they are steep in some areas. Keep …

‘No on 1′ asks TV stations: Stop airing pro-bear referendum ‘Hounds’ ad

Manager of the No on 1 campaign, James Cote, sent a letter to television stations Tuesday morning, asking them to stop airing what he sees as …

Game Mistakes: He was huge and I was shaking

NOTE: This is the first in a series I will be writing about my hunting mistakes. Yes, I’ve made a lot! I’ve never forgotten this …
A scene from a Free Ski Friday night in January 2012 at Lost Valley in Auburn.

Once on the brink of closing down, Lost Valley ski resort prepares for season with the help of volunteers

AUBURN | On Sunday, the sound of chain saws buzzing was music to the ears of Lost Valley Ski Resort lovers. Earlier this year, …
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