Posts Tagged ‘hunting’

A squirrel clings to a branch while harvesting acorns beside a trail in  Bangor. While squirrels have long been a commonality in rural areas, they were a rare site in cities until the 19th century.

Here are 5 ways to make traps in case you get lost in the wild

By Dan MacLeod on Jan. 09, 2016, at 4:07 p.m.
These kinds of skills are just cool to know, even if you never get lost.

How to protect yourself from ticks without using a ton of bug dope

By Dan MacLeod on Sept. 02, 2015, at 4:58 p.m.
How to strategically apply insect repellent to keep the ticks off.

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

By John Holyoke on Sept. 03, 2013, at 12:25 p.m.
We Mainers have discovered that there are plenty of ways to hunt for birds.   Some us are lazy. OK. At the risk of offending anybody (especially anyone who’s lazy) I take that back. Some us are … well … efficient. Yes. That’s better. Efficient.  Story continues below advertisement. For …

Moose lottery festival heading to Greenville

By John Holyoke on June 04, 2013, at 11:15 a.m.
Mainers aren’t necessarily known for their patience, but once a year several hundred residents (and more than a few folks “from away”) flock to a predetermined location and engage in a seemingly tedious procedure that tests their ability to sit still, remain quiet, and pay attention … for hours.   …

Northern Plains hit hard by deer-killing disease

By Matthew Brown, Associated Press on Jan. 09, 2012, at 10:51 a.m.
BILLINGS, Mont. — White-tailed deer populations in parts of eastern Montana and elsewhere in the Northern Plains could take years to recover from a devastating disease that killed thousands of the animals in recent months, wildlife officials and hunting outfitters said. In northeast Montana, officials said 90 percent or more …

Three hunters questioned in shootings at Texas school

By Christopher Sherman, Associated Press on Dec. 13, 2011, at 10:12 a.m.
EDINBURG, Texas — Three deer hunters suspected of possibly firing the shots that wounded two South Texas middle school students were taken in for questioning, but investigators hadn’t determined early Tuesday whether the shootings were accidental, reckless or intentional, a sheriff said. Hidalgo County Sheriff Lupe Trevino told The Associated …

Waterfowl hunters warned of high mercury levels

on Sept. 26, 2011, at 11:20 a.m.
AUGUSTA, Maine – The Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife is warning waterfowl hunters in and around the Mendall Marsh Wildlife Management Area in Frankfort that high levels of toxic mercury have been found in the breast meat of black ducks taken from the area. Waterfowl taken from the …

Looking for tales from the first day of moose season

on Sept. 26, 2011, at 10:33 a.m.
BDN outdoor columnist and reporter John Holyoke is in Ashland today with photographer John Clark Russ looking for the first moose hunting tales of the season. If you have one to share, let us know. Did you get one? Did you come close? Did you see the biggest moose of your …