This book will inspire you to get outside and write about it

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 The Naturalist’s Notebook will inspire you to get outside and write about it in a journal. Authors Nat Wheelwright and Bernd Heinrich even include a 5-year calendar-journal for you to use.

When we purchased our camp in the North Woods in 1991, we started a journal, recording the wonderful things that happened there, including lots of moose and deer in our yard. We also have photo albums that record a lot of those fun things, including our hikes up Baxter Park’s mountains. Baxter Park is our camp’s back yard.

AMC's Highland Center Lodge in the White Mountains is wonderful

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          New Hampshire’s White Mountains are spectacular any time of year, but in the fall, they are stunning. So we booked two days at AMC’s Highland Center Lodge in Crawford Notch, and were blessed with cool and sunny days.

Opening Day of Deer Season is always exciting!

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 Here’s one of my favorite opening day columns written for The Maine Sportsman in November 1986.

By the time I get up, Dad will already be parked in my driveway. Others will begin arriving before the coffee is hot. The darkness outside will appear foreboding, a discouragement to the awaited day.

But Linda’s blueberry muffins and a hot cup of coffee will put smiles on all faces. And we will quickly be gathered around the kitchen table mapping out the days strategy.

It was a great honor to receive this environmental leadership award

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On Wednesday night, Maine Conservation Voters presented me with the Harrison Richardson Environmental Leadership Award for 2017, a very great honor, at an event in Portland.

I got the award for “writing, speaking, advocating, and inspiring all of us to protect the woods, waters, and wildlife of Maine.”

I want to share the speech I gave at the event with you today. Here it is.


MCV speech

Here's where DIFW stocked fish this year

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If you chase stocked fish, you might want to check out this recent report, issued by the Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife.

The report lists stocked waters by county, and even tells you how many fish and what species of fish were stocked. They also list the size of the stocked fish.

You can read that report here.

Legal hours for deer hunting

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Representative Russell Black provided me with a handout he published and distributed to hunters in his district around Wilton. It is a very helpful guide to legal hunting hours, so I want to share it with you today.




A great dinner at Island Inn on Monhegan

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