It was seven years ago, and my first day of duck hunting didn’t go very well. It was a friend’s fault, I thought at the time, that I got into this mess. He first mentioned duck hunting to me on a warm summer evening fishing for stripers in Winslow. The striper fishing wasn’t very good, but Read More
Maine's environment offers many opportunities to enjoy outdoor recreation, whether it be paddling, bird watching, hiking, cross-country skiing, hunting, fishing, or other activities, Maine has beautiful lakes, forests, trails, and coastline to explore. Outdoor recreation is an important part of Maine's economy as well as a reason for Maine to preserve and protect as much public land as we can, so it is available for us to enjoy now, as well as for future generations.
Waterfowl hunting provides me with so many ways to enjoy the glory of Maine, from the warm,September days of early goose season ponds in Central Maine through bitter, dark December mornings in Casco Bay. There is nothing quite like the power of life that duck hunting allows me to see.
These cold January days have not deterred me from enjoying Maine’s outdoors. Those of us who love to fish in Maine can’t stay idle waiting for spring to wet our fly lines. Instead, we bundle up and explore Maine’s lakes and rivers—through the ice. Last weekend, I finally got a chance to get out on Read More
On October 3, 2010, paddling enthusiasts joined NRCM staff for a member paddle on beautiful Long Pond in Belgrade, Maine. The weather was perfect, the foliage was gorgeous, and a Bald Eagle sat for our cameras at Blueberry Island. What a special day. We enjoyed meeting all of you who joined us!
By Glenn Adams Bangor Daily News news story/ Associated Press BIGELOW PRESERVE, Maine — Clouds from a light snowfall shroud the peaks of the Bigelow Mountain Range, which reigns over western Maine forest trails, luring snowshoers and cross-country skiers on a winter afternoon. Maine’s vast backcountry backyard offers outdoors lovers 3.3 million acres set aside Read More
Leaders of Maine’s sporting traditions say Maine’s hunting and fishing heritage and economy depends on passing strong climate and energy legislation NRCM news release BREWER, Maine—Gathered in force today at a historic sporting clubhouse on the banks of the Penobscot River, leaders of Maine’s hunting and fishing traditions joined scientists, current and former state officials, Read More
By John Richardson, Blethen Maine Newspapers Kennebec Journal news story Last summer, with the deal to add Katahdin Lake to Baxter State Park on the verge of unraveling in the Maine Legislature, Sam Hodder headed north and hiked to the lake for a quiet weekend. For months, as project manager for the Trust for Public Read More
Bangor Daily News news story AUGUSTA – Hours before sunrise Friday, Colleen McBreairty and three family members got into a car and began the nearly six-hour drive from Allagash to Augusta to deliver a message. “The Allagash River is not someone else’s playground, it is our heritage,” McBreairty told a committee of lawmakers considering a Read More
News Release AUGUSTA, MAINE – Citizens, sports people and conservationists from all parts of Maine are pleased that today the state has reaffirmed its responsibility to manage the Allagash as a “wild” river area and has committed to revise its management plan to “incorporate the intent of the federal “wild’s river designation.” The Memorandum of Read More