Posts Tagged ‘moose’

 

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.   For those efficiency experts, …

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.   …
A snowshoe hare, caught between colors.

Snowshoe hare caught between seasons

By Dave Small on April 24, 2012, at 10:02 a.m.
Two weekends ago found me roaming the woods roads of T8 R4 in Aroostook County, which is never disappointing. My host graciously guided me to some great photo opportunities … I translated them through the lens the best I could. An early morning moose caught in sparse cover on a hardwood ridge posed some focusing difficultly, …
A common goldeneye peers at the photographer.

Goldeneye’s antics provide relief from everyday concerns

By Dave Small on March 06, 2012, at 11:14 a.m.
As I ponder my future outings, relevant to the highest gasoline prices ever in Maine, I was calmed by the appearance of a solitary male common goldeneye duck. He was swimming and diving for food in the Stillwater River just above the dam. I was able to stand on the bridge and photograph this guy, …
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Young mangy moose lets photographer into his personal space

By Dave Small on Oct. 25, 2011, at 9:36 a.m.
This time of fall, transition time for me and the critters, a time of migration, a time of storing up food for winter, a time to slow down a bit, a time, perhaps for reflection. A brief hike on Sunkhaze Meadows National Wildlife Refuge earlier this week produced a surprising number of biting mosquitoes, the few …

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 …
These two moose took about a 1/2 mile swim in Long Lake. This particular area of the lake is in Sinclair, an unorganized township in Aroostook County.

I spy with my little eye … 2 moose taking a dip

on Sept. 20, 2011, at 11:51 a.m.
This photo of two children peeking at a moose on the shore of Round Pond in Allagash made Tracy Whitten of North Waterboro the overall winner of the Aroostook County Tourism summer photo contest. Other winners were Lisa Rubin of Portage in the scenic views category, Jennifer Clavette of South Berwick for outdoor recreation, Gene Cyr of Washburn for festivals and events and Ruth St. Peter of Cross Lake for cities and towns. All winning entries can be seen on the website at www.visitaroostook.com. For more information, contact Leslie Jackson, tourism coordinator, at 888-216-2463 or ljackson@nmdc.org.  (PHOTO BY TRACY WHITTEN COURTESY AROOSTOOK COUNTY TOURISM)

Award-winning tourism photo

on Sept. 21, 2010, at 11:11 a.m.
This photo of two children peeking at a moose on the shore of Round Pond in Allagash made Tracy Whitten of North Waterboro the overall winner of the Aroostook County Tourism summer photo contest. Other winners were Lisa Rubin of Portage in the scenic views category, Jennifer Clavette of South Berwick for outdoor recreation, Gene Cyr of Washburn for festivals and events and Ruth St. Peter of Cross Lake for cities and towns. All winning entries can be seen on the website at www.visitaroostook.com. For more information, contact Leslie Jackson, tourism coordinator, at 888-216-2463 or ljackson@nmdc.org. (PHOTO BY TRACY WHITTEN COURTESY AROOSTOOK COUNTY TOURISM)
 
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