The Remote Pond Survey Project:  The final year for this monumental effort?

By MDIFW Fisheries Biologist Merry Gallagher The Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife Fisheries Division Native Fish Conservation Group completed another successful and perhaps the last summer of remote pond surveys in 2018.  Since 2011, MDIFW has teamed with volunteer anglers from Trout Unlimited and Maine Audubon to systematically survey pond habitats in Maine that […]

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Pheasants Offer Unique Hunting Opportunity In Southern Maine

By MDIFW Wildlife Biologist Cory Stearns The calendar has turned to October, and hunting season has kicked into full gear. Maine’s hunters now have a plethora of hunting options to choose from, with seasons for turkey, waterfowl, ruffed grouse, woodcock, gray squirrel, snowshoe hare, and the archery season on deer now open. All of the […]

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Small Brook Trout Streams Remain Popular For Anglers Well Into Fall

By MDIFW Fisheries Biologist Frank Frost Fishing for brook trout in small streams remains a popular late-summer pursuit for a small number of anglers in northern Maine.  One of the most common questions the regional office in Ashland receives is “are the brooks still open to fishing?”.  There is a common misconception that on August […]

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First-Ever Bat Gate In Maine Will Protect Bats From White Nose Syndrome

By Shevenell Webb, MDIFW Wildlife Biologist The Department and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service recently installed the first ever bat gate in the state which is designed to prevent people from unintentionally disturbing bats and spreading white-nose syndrome. White-nose syndrome is caused by a fungus and is often fatal to hibernating bats. It has […]

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Maine Warden Services Graduates New Game Wardens

By Corporal John MacDonald The Maine Warden Service recently graduated eight new game wardens at the Maine Criminal Justice Academy in Vassalboro. Seven of these game wardens work for the Maine Warden Service and one is a Penobscot Tribal Game Warden. They all recently completed an extensive 13-week advanced academy focused specifically on game warden […]

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A Cornucopia Of Fishing Opportunities In The Katahdin Region

By MDIFW Fisheries Biologist Kevin Dunham If you like the idea of having a variety of species to target while fishing, then head to the Pemadumcook Chain of Lakes.  Basically one large waterbody, 18,300 acre Pemadumcook Chain of Lakes consists of five different basins: Ambajejus Lake, Pemadumcook Lake, North Twin Lake, South Twin Lake, and […]

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