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Youths cash in on first day of moose hunt

ASHLAND | At first glance, Tyler Tolman’s first moose hunt appeared to go perfectly. The Mattawamkeag teen began his 15th birthday by getting up …

Close encounters with a green heron in Bangor

On my latest trip to Bangor’s Essex Woods on Sept. 19, I noticed that many of the birds I’d seen in the wetlands just a week …

Where in the woods am I?

My 3-year-old niece Willa and her mom (my sister) Jillian agreed to go on a hike with Derek and I on Sunday. It was quite an adventure. …
Randy Cross, a wildlife biologist with the Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife, looks over a black bear's teeth during a study of wild bears near Ashland in this February 2013 file photo.

As tagging stations report solid bait season, biologists say bears will head to dens soon

As what could be the final bear hunting with bait season comes to a close Saturday, representatives at tagging stations across the state say that …
U.S. combat veterans Todd Rogers of New York (from left), Cecil Thayer of Ohio, Sean Gobin of Virginia, Matthew Donnelly of Pennsylvania and Jesse Swensgard of Ohio stand on Baxter Peak on Mount Katahdin on Sept. 12, 2014, after completing the 2,185-mile Appalachian Trail through the Warrior Hike &quotWalk off the War" program. Gobin, founder of the program, supported the team during their long trek from Georgia to Maine.

‘Walk off the War’ veteran hiking program finds support in Maine, continues to expand

Under blue skies, five U.S. combat veterans picked their way over the rough granite of Katahdin on Sept. 12, to complete their 2,185-mile hike of …
Two bull moose are profiled against the rising sun in Fort Kent in this October 2013 photo.

1,050 moose hunters begin their season on Monday

The first wave of moose hunters will head into the woods on Monday in what has become one of the state’s most popular hunts. In …
OUT THERE (blog)

Can you top this: Fort Kent angler catches trout with a Slim Jim wrapper on an Air Force base

We asked. You answered. In what may be one of the most epic fish tales I’ve ever heard, I’m happy to share the story that …
Black-capped Chickadee

Audio calls for birds: A double-edged sword

One of my favorite activities as a bird columnist is stirring up trouble. Today, I plan to tackle a subject that I have long avoided. …

Moose memories on the loose in next week’s hunt

On Monday I will be participating in the September moose hunt with Paul Jacques and Ed Pineau. Most know Paul for his long legislative career …
Mowry Beach

Whale skeleton recovery to begin in Lubec

A group of volunteers will gather at Mowry Beach during low tide Sunday to begin the process of digging up and recovering …
Find the Rabbit Trail in the Bangor City Forest to find the &quotCrazy Camo" geocache, which is listed by specific GPS coordinates at

BDN geocache travel bug arrives in Texas

Last August, I hid a box in the woods of Bangor, and in it, I placed a small treasure. But it didn’t stay there long. …
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