OUTDOORS IN MAINE by V. Paul Reynolds: The boat ramp fiascos

By V. Paul Reynolds If you own a boat that gets trailered to your favorite body of water, you are familiar with boat ramps. When…

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OUTDOORS IN MAINE by V. Paul Reynolds: Salmon club battles listing

By V. Paul Reynolds There’s a worthy saying that goes like this: “Bad things happen when good men do nothing.” The Veazie Salmon Club, to…

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OUTDOORS IN MAINE by V. Paul Reynolds: Understanding smelt cycles

By V. Paul Reynolds It can vary by days, but in Maine the middle of April always ushers in the annual smelt runs from cold-water…

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UMaine Extension offering tick testing for Maine residents

ORONO — The University of Maine Cooperative Extension is now accepting tick samples for tick-borne disease testing. Maine residents can have ticks tested for the…

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OUTDOORS IN MAINE by V. Paul Reynolds: Disabled vets moose deadline is May 3

By V. Paul Reynolds American veterans who served their country richly deserve our appreciation, no matter where, when or how they served. If they wore…

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OUTDOORS IN MAINE by V. Paul Reynolds: The snowmobile contradiction

By V. Paul Reynolds How about these for contradictory headlines? “A Great Season of Snowmobiling” and “More Snowsled Deaths in 2019.”

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OUTDOORS IN MAINE by V. Paul Reynolds: Hunting access issues

By V. Paul Reynolds The Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife has had a landowner-relations arm since the mid 1990s. Back then, Game Warden…

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Inaugural Rangeley Birding Festival planned for June

RANGELEY — Rangeley Lakes Heritage Trust, along with co-sponsor Maine Audubon, will hold the inaugural Rangeley Birding Festival from June 7 to 9. The festival…

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OUTDOORS IN MAINE by V. Paul Reynolds: Is salmon recovery worth it?

By V. Paul Reynolds Nothing gets an angler’s heart pumping faster than the sight of an airborne Atlantic salmon dancing atop the water on a…

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OUTDOORS IN MAINE by V. Paul Reynolds: Fisherman? Fisher? The debate rages

By V. Paul Reynolds A “fisherman” I have always been, and a “fisherman” I will always be, until I join my late fishing friend Wiggie…

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