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Runners tackle deep snow at Bangor YMCA’s first snowshoe race

ELLSWORTH | Racers dashed over the brilliant white snow of Branch Lake on Saturday in the first-ever snowshoe race at Bangor YMCA’s Wilderness Center …
Bangor Daily News Outdoors Editor John Holyoke packs up his gear after spending the night in a quinzhee that Unity College students built as part of a winter ecology class.
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How we survived a subzero night in a snow shelter

UNITY | Our night in a snow cave hadn’t even begun — heck, the cave itself hadn’t yet been shoveled out — when the …
Travis Mills, a retired U.S. Army staff sergeant of the 82nd Airborne, wounded warrior, motivational speaker, actor and advocate for veterans and amputees, signs purchasing paperwork for the Maine Chance Lodge, built in 1929 in Rome, and was once owned by cosmetics pioneer, Elizabeth Arden. The lodge will be made into a retreat for combat-wounded disabled veterans.

Historic Maine lodge to become retreat for injured veterans

AUGUSTA | Members of the military wounded in combat, disabled veterans and their families soon will have a scenic retreat in central Maine where …
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I’m giving two presentations at Eastern Maine Sportsmen’s Show, March 7-8

For the first time, I’ll be presenting at the Eastern Maine Sportsmen’s Show, which will run Friday-Sunday, March 6-8, at the University of Maine Field …
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1-minute hike: Parkman Mountain in Acadia National Park

Difficulty: Moderate-strenuous. The hike to the summit of Parkman Mountain is about 2 miles round trip, according to the second edition of “Hiking Mount Desert …
GEORGE'S OUTDOOR NEWS

Pink moose and slingshots are debated at legislature

Well, the moose weren’t pink – but the clothing moose hunters wear would have been. Today’s work session of the Inland Fisheries and Wildlife Committee …
Outdoors

They’re not just for ice fishing any more: Orrington pack basket company takes off

When Kurt and Kathy Cressey began manufacturing pack baskets in the small general store they owned in the middle of the Maine woods, they faced …
ROBIN'S OUTDOORS

How to live peacefully with a killer bobcat

Note: My circumstances are not like those of the folks who live in Orono and had a bobcat problem. I live in the woods and …
BDN visual journalist Ashley L. Conti takes a three-dog sled team for a run around the Rusty Metal Farms trail Friday in Fort Kent.
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GoPro captures musher’s perspective during sled dog run in Fort Kent

The 2015 Can-Am Crown International Sled Dog Races is happening in northern Maine this weekend. Mushers from around the United States …
Brian Feulner, left, and John Holyoke prepare for a snow cave adventure.
Outdoors

One snowcave, two BDN staffers: Relive the adventure

On Thursday, February 26, two brave Bangor Daily News staffers headed to Unity to build a quinzhee, also known as a snow shelter or a …
This bobcat was seen around several houses in Orono and has killed at least one house cat. Late Thursday a Maine game warden was able to capture the hungry bobcat and as of Thursday evening was relocating the animal.
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Warden apprehends cat-eating Orono bobcat

The hungry bobcat that became the subject of a trap and relocation effort was captured Thursday night and was being taken to …
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GEORGE'S OUTDOOR NEWS

Pink moose and slingshots are debated at legislature

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ROBIN'S OUTDOORS

Feeding the very hungry bobcat.

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ACT OUT WITH AISLINN

I'm giving two presentations at Eastern Maine Sportsmen's Show, March 7-8

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MCKAY'S FISHING ADVENTURES

Black Ghost Buster: Fly tying Video

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HAPPY HIKING

Last week of practice hikes

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GARDENING IN TUNE WITH NATURE

Gardening for Wildness: Garden Beetles

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THE BASS IS YET TO COME

Introducing The 'Bass' is yet to Come

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CHECK IN WITH CHARLIE

The Records Keep Falling

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OUT THERE

Follow our quinzhee adventure as it happens: #BDNsnowcave

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TREES WITH THE FUR ON

Gerbil time.

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SELF PROPELLED TRAVELS IN MAINE

DYING ALONE OUTSIDE

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MAINE MATTERS

Pizza At The Plumb and Bobber Searsmont

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THINGS TO DO

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Wildfire training to be offered in Lincoln

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COLUMNISTS

Maine can’t afford to lose the bear referendum

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