Follow me to Isle au Haut

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When I saw the title of this book, The Lighthouse & Me, I was hooked. After all, my great grandfather was the keeper at the West Quoddy Head Lighthouse for 32 years, and Linda and I love that very beautiful and special place in Lubec.

 

Jeffrey Burke fell in love with the lighthouse on Isle au Haut when he and his wife visited there, and he knew, immediately, that this place should be his home. They purchased the keeper’s house and turned it into an inn. And later, they led a drive to save the lighthouse.

 

Trout poster honors me – a big surprise!

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I was surprised and very honored when the Maine chapter of Native Fish Coalition dedicated their State Heritage Fish Water sign project to me.

I am pleased to be a member of NFC's Maine Advisory Council, and of course have been a long time advocate for Maine's wild native brook trout and Arctic charr. But I did not expect this wonderful recognition of my work.

Legislature fishes for brook trout protection

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On Tuesday (February 6), the legislature’s Fish and Wildlife Committee will tackle the issue of adding new protections for our native brook trout.

 

Last year in response to a bill that Representative Russell Black sponsored my request, the department promised the IFW committee that it would work to achieve the goals of that bill, including speeding up the official listing of trout waters for protection, and new protections for the tributaries to our Heritage waters where  native brookies are protected.

 

Coyotes are getting bigger and are coming to your home

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               Across the country, coyotes are moving into the cities and urban areas.  And they are not always good neighbors.  I recently received this message from a guy in Connecticut:

 

“Excellent article on the coyotes in the latest issue of The Maine Sportsman. 45 lb coyotes???  Come on! Down my way, they are 60+ lbs!!!!

 

Coyotes are getting bigger and are coming to your home

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               Across the country, coyotes are moving into the cities and urban areas.  And they are not always good neighbors.  I recently received this message from a guy in Connecticut:

 

“Excellent article on the coyotes in the latest issue of The Maine Sportsman. 45 lb coyotes???  Come on! Down my way, they are 60+ lbs!!!!

 

Anglers break more laws than hunters

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In the 8-year period 2007 – 2015, Maine game wardens gave more citations to anglers than to hunters. Anglers received a total of 4,192 citations while hunters received 2,869.

 

More than half of the citations given to anglers were for fishing without a license. Here is how the citations broke out:

 

2,338          Fishing without a valid license

 

Matinicus – An Island Mystery by Darcy Scott

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            If you have never been to Matinicus island, off the coast of Maine, this novel will take you there. And it’s quite a journey.

 

            Matinicus – An Island Mystery by Darcy Scott, puts you on Matinicus in the 1820s and today. Murder and mayhem exist on the island both then and now.

 

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