John Holyoke

Outdoors Editor


Readers sound off: Most say national monument should be left alone

on May 04, 2017, at 10:52 a.m.

Maine DOT wants to know: What’s the oddest place you’ve seen a moose?

on May 02, 2017, at 10 a.m.
Wild turkeys forage in an apple orchard in Eddington on a recent morning.

Two mild winters should pay off for Maine’s turkey hunters

By John Holyoke on April 28, 2017, at 1:30 a.m.
The bird group leader for the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife has some good news for turkey hunters.

Time for fighting’s over. Instead, let’s embrace Maine’s national monument

on April 27, 2017, at 11:33 a.m.
Peter Lataille surfs a wave on the Kenduskeag Stream in Bangor Tuesday morning. Lataille and his friend Adam Swett were taking advantage of the unusually high water level of the stream that was boosted by the sudden snow melt. The Kendskeag Stream canoe race will be held this weekend. If the water level remains high, it should provide a challenge for participants.

High water may greet paddlers at 51st Kenduskeag race

By John Holyoke on April 14, 2017, at 1 a.m.
“It’s probably going to go down a little bit [before Saturday], which is OK. We don’t want it to go down too much.”

Kenduskeag update: Six Mile Falls is raging

on April 10, 2017, at 10:57 a.m.
Fly fishermen try their hands at catching landlocked salmon at Grand Lake Stream during opening day of open water fishing season in Grand Lake Stream Saturday.

A cherished tradition: Dozens of opening day anglers head to Grand Lake Stream

By John Holyoke on April 03, 2017, at 1:06 p.m.
“It’s historic, and it’s Maine, really. It’s why we endure all this [snow] for six months. So we can do this in April and May.”

Relishing the final days afield with a trusted dog

on March 30, 2017, at 12:03 p.m.
Eric Gallandt, president of the Maine Canoe and Kayak Racing Organization, carries an old racing canoe down to the Pushaw Stream in Old Town on Tuesday with canoe partner Nicole Grohoski.

Canoe and kayak group’s president stumbled upon the sport by accident

By John Holyoke on March 30, 2017, at 6:19 a.m.
Eric Gallandt, president of the Maine Canoe and Kayak Racing Organization, says the sport has one rule: “Keep your paddle in the water.”

Photo from the past: Salmon sunrise

on March 27, 2017, at 1:39 p.m.

From alligators to hares, it’s been an eventful week in the outdoors

on March 23, 2017, at 12:28 p.m.

It’s not too early to start planning for the Penobscot River Whitewater Nationals Regatta

on March 20, 2017, at 9:57 a.m.
"New England Grouse Hunting," by William Harnden Foster. Courtesy of Wild River Press

Classic hunting book’s prose still ‘lyrical’ 75 years after its initial release

By John Holyoke on March 16, 2017, at 1:21 p.m.
“I just think it’s a near-perfect book for its genre.”

Eager readers sign up for annual drift boat trip contest|

on March 16, 2017, at 12:56 p.m.

These hardcore anglers are willing to snowshoe to their favorite fly fishing hole

By John Holyoke on March 10, 2017, at 9:15 a.m.
Steve Mogul of Bangor casts a line in the St. George River in Searsmont recently.

Winter fly fishing an option for diehard anglers

By John Holyoke on March 10, 2017, at 8:53 a.m.
“It’s going to be tough getting to the river,” Steve Mogul predicted. “I’ve got snowshoes.”

Thousands expected to turn out for 79th annual sportsmen show in Orono

on March 09, 2017, at 2 p.m.

Author of book about North Pond Hermit to speak in Bangor

on March 06, 2017, at 11:30 a.m.
"The Stranger in the Woods," by Michael Finkel

New ‘North Pond Hermit’ details emerge in upcoming book

By John Holyoke on March 02, 2017, at 1:45 p.m.
The book re-tills the fertile ground that led to Finkel’s GQ magazine story about the North Pond Hermit, but thankfully expands the story and gives Knight’s decidedly odd quest — a life lived outdoors and out of touch of other people — a historic perspective.

Outdoor community reaches out, shows it cares

on March 02, 2017, at 12:38 p.m.