What Are Those Growths On That Deer?

By MDIFW Wildlife Biologist Kendall Marden Every year, we receive phone calls and emails at our regional office about deer that have unusual growths on their head or body.  With hunting season in full swing, some successful hunters are occasionally noticing this odd-looking phenomenon. These growths are cutaneous fibroma, or more commonly known as warts. […]

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Lake Saint George – Trap Net Results Mean Very Good Things for the Upcoming Winter Fishery

  By MDIFW Fisheries Biologist Wes Ashe The Saint George River flows approximately 50-miles from its headwaters in the town of Liberty to its estuary in Thomaston. Along its route, the St. George has long stretches of flowing riverine habitat and seven lakes encompassing nearly 3,000 acres. The river and its lakes are productive and […]

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Crooked River Weir Providing Valuable Information On Sebago’s Wild Salmon

By MDIFW Fisheries Biologist Brian Lewis Several years ago, the Sebago Lakes region purchased a portable steel picket weir with the intention of setting it up periodically on the lower Crooked River to monitor the size and duration of the annual landlocked salmon spawning migration.   These salmon migrate as far as 60 miles up the […]

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Maine’s Spring Salamander – Got Pink?

By MDIFW Wildlife Biologist Phillip deMaynadier and MDIFW’s Mark Latti If you happen to see a spring salamander, you won’t soon forget it. These chunky, salmon-pink salamanders are the largest of the streamside salamanders in Maine, reaching lengths of 6 inches or more. They live almost exclusively in the oxygen- rich, crystal clear water of […]

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