EAST MACHIAS, Maine — Jacob van de Sande won’t give you the GPS coordinates of his favorite hunting spot, but he will give you a hint: It’s on a piece of Washington County-conserved land that many people assume is off-limits to hunting.
That leaves van de Sande in a tough spot. He’s a land protection project manager for the Maine Coast Heritage Trust, and a couple of his goals are to convince more people to utilize conserved land, and to consider becoming part of a growing land conservation movement.
So while he doesn’t necessarily want dozens of other hunters joining him during deer season each November, he does want more hunters to know that there are thousands of acres that they may never have considered hunting that are available to hunt, as well as to hike, fish and mountain bike.
John Holyoke has been enjoying himself in Maine's great outdoors since he was a kid. Today, he's the Outdoors editor for the BDN, a job that allows him to meet up with Maine outdoors enthusiasts in their...
More by John Holyoke