Carter Lloyd Lozier of Hermon is just 2 years old, but he has already shown an interest in all things outdoors.
You can often find him looking through a pair of binoculars, spotting a variety of critters. At his great-grandmother’s home on Hermon Pond, he’s always on the lookout for a nearby eagle. At his grandmother’s home in Southwest Harbor, it’s seagulls that catch his eye. And in his own backyard, his mom, Laurie Lozier, said he often sees distant deer, which he always refers to as “big buck,” whether they’re actually bucks or not.
On Saturday, Carter had a milestone outdoor adventure on his dad’s birthday: He went ice fishing for the first time.
“[Joe] grew up hunting, ice fishing, right in his backyard,” said Laurie Lozier, a regional sales manager for the Bangor Daily News. “[Saturday was his] birthday, and he said, ‘I want to take [Carter] ice fishing.’”
Laurie and Joe Lozier decided to make it into a big family event, and invited his mom and stepfather, Lori and Joe Morneault of Southwest Harbor, as well as his grandmother, Carlene Robinson of Hermon, to tag along on a cold Saturday morning. Family friend Jason Clark of Bangor and his daughter, Olivia, also came to fish.
“Even at two years old, Carter is very engaged in the outdoors, always wants to be outside, wants to jump in the mud, wants to do what dad does,” Lauire Lozier said.
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...
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