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Kevin Smith of Carmel sets a beaver trap with his stepson Micah Shamlian, 11, on a frozen bog in Newburgh.
JOHN HOLYOKE

Trapping in Maine: For love more than profit

Brian Coghill has been around wild animals since he was 5 years old living in Massachusetts. For years, he says he even served as a …
Iditarod veterinarian Paul Pifer of Sylvania, Ohio, examines the wheel dogs of Mike Williams Jr. at the Cripple checkpoint during the 2014 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race on March 6, 2014, in Alaska.

Concerns over trail hazards may change Iditarod route

JUNEAU, Alaska — Heeding concerns over hazardous sections of trail experienced in last year’s Iditarod sled-dog race in Alaska, officials have spent the off-season clearing …
Gyrfalcon
GOOD BIRDING

Gyrfalcon leaves no doubt who’s master

We interrupt this column for a special announcement: “A gyrfalcon has appeared in Wells Harbor!” Three members of the falcon family nest in Maine. American …
GEORGE'S OUTDOOR NEWS (blog)

Bob, Bills, Bears, and Ice Fishing Bans

If you care about hunting and fishing in Maine, you’ll want to listen to Bob Duchesne’s Wild Maine radio show on 92.9 this weekend. The …
OUT THERE (blog)

Big ice fishing derbies on tap for this weekend, perfect conditions expected

When organizers decide to stage ice fishing derbies, they’re taking a leap of faith. Their hopes: The ice will be thick enough to be safe …
GEORGE'S OUTDOOR NEWS (blog)

Talking turkeys – viruses, harvests, season expansion, and more

Already eagerly anticipating the opening of the spring turkey season, two things jumped out at me last week. One was a national story about the …

Death by chocolate: a problem for bears in New Hampshire

BOSTON — New Hampshire wildlife officials are drawing up a proposal to curb the use of chocolate as bait by hunters seeking to draw black …
OUT THERE (blog)

BDN Outdoors staffers to hit the airwaves

Starting this week, you’ll be able to hear a lot more from BDN staffers, as several of us will begin appearing on the radio each …
Sledders take to a hill at Hayford Park in Bangor on Nov. 27, 2014.

Ways to stay warm in Maine’s snowy outdoors

As the temperature drops and snow piles up, many people hide indoors. And it’s no surprise. The frozen Maine wilderness can be a harsh and …
ACT OUT WITH AISLINN (blog)

Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour coming to Maine, Jan. 30-Feb. 9

The Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour — a show of new, award-winning short films on outdoor adventure, extreme sports, nature and mountain culture — is …
GEORGE'S OUTDOOR NEWS (blog)

Should rat snakes and Golden poison frogs require permits? The Maine legislature will decide!

Maine’s exotic animal laws and rules are an expensive mess. And the legislature is poised to sort it all out and fix the problems this …
ACT OUT WITH AISLINN (blog)

1-minute hike: Witch Hole Pond Loop in Acadia National Park

Difficulty: Moderate. The 3.3-mile route is on wide, hilly carriage roads surfaced with gravel. The carriage roads are closed to vehicles and are appropriate for …
Maine Forest Rangers, shown in November 2014, monitor the taking of evergreen boughs, which requires written landowner permission.

Word from the Woods: BDN Outdoors (and sports) on the radio

Starting this week, you’ll be able to hear a lot more from BDN staffers, as several of us will begin appearing on the radio each …
Maine Forest Rangers, shown in November 2014, monitor the taking of evergreen boughs, which requires written landowner permission.
POLL QUESTION

Away with the rangers? After weapon bill veto, LePage plans forest service overhaul

Eight months after vetoing a bill that would have armed Maine forest rangers, Gov. Paul LePage, in his budget proposal, is seeking to overhaul the …
BDN BLOGS

CHECK IN WITH CHARLIE

Saturday Snow Storm

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GEORGE'S OUTDOOR NEWS

Bob, Bills, Bears, and Ice Fishing Bans

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OUT THERE

Big ice fishing derbies on tap for this weekend, perfect conditions expected

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ACT OUT WITH AISLINN

Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour coming to Maine, Jan. 30-Feb. 9

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TREES WITH THE FUR ON

Nervous breakdown? Check. Incurable disease? Check. How I became a runner part 2

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ROBIN'S OUTDOORS

Annual Ice Fishing Weekend, 2015

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SELF PROPELLED TRAVELS IN MAINE

PROTECTED LANDS DON'T MAKE THE SKY FALL

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MAINE MORSELS

The bones know.

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GARDENING IN TUNE WITH NATURE

"Rhody Says It's Cold Outside!"

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SNOW TRAILS

January Thaw Blues

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LIFE AS A WARDEN WIFE

Fresh Bagels from the North Woods

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THINGS TO DO

Submit your event →

10th Annual Long Lake Ice Fishing Derby

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COLUMNISTS

Maine can’t afford to lose the bear referendum

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