Maine Forestry Museum open house is June 18

RANGELEY — The Maine Forestry Museum, 221 Stratton Road, will hold its annual open house to celebrate its 39th year. Kick off the 2019 season…

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Puzzle Mountain section of Grafton Loop Trail secured with donation

NEWRY — The Puzzle Mountain section of the 38.6-mile Grafton Loop Trail has been permanently secured with a gift from Robert Stewart of Cumberland to…

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Rangeley Guides and Sportsmen’s Association Junior Guides program begins July 8

OQUOSSOC — The Junior Guides Summer Program, for ages nine through 11, is still accepting registrations. The program runs for six consecutive Mondays starting July…

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Maine moose hunt permit lottery is June 8 in Scarborough

AUGUSTA — The drawing for Maine’s moose hunting permits will take place Saturday, June 8 at Cabela’s in Scarborough. The event will be from 9…

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Trout Unlimited’s Reardon guest speaker at RRG&SA June 20 meeting

RANGELEY — The Rangeley Region Guides’ & Sportsmen’s Association will host guest speaker Jeff Reardon, of Trout Unlmited, at its monthly membership meeting on Thursday,…

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Free watercraft safety course offered in Smithfield June 1

SMITHFIELD — The North Pond Association and Fairview Grange 342 wil host the Watercraft Safety Course put on by the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries…

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Maine tick alert: Warm weather brings out the hitchhikers

Warmer weather is on its way, which means everyone needs to be doing their part to help prevent tickborne diseases. Providers reported over 1,400 cases…

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OUTDOORS IN MAINE by V. Paul Reynolds: Those electric reels

By V. Paul Reynolds Although my wife will mock me and guffaw when she reads this, when it comes to hunting and fishing equipment, I…

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Tips to keep conflicts with Maine black bears at bay

AUGUSTA — Maine has the largest population of black bears in the lower 48 states, and they’re most active April through November. When natural foods…

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OUTDOORS IN MAINE by V. Paul Reynolds: Spring bear hunt talk rises

By V. Paul Reynolds Maine has not had a spring bear hunt for many years. Although a re-institution of a spring bear hunt in the…

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