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What Do You Think about Bear Hunting Techniques in Maine? [Poll]

Once again, Mainers are being asked to consider a ban on the three techniques that have been used in Maine by bear hunters for years.

Those techniques include trapping, baiting, and hunting with dogs, and they're opposed by a group that has been busy gathering signatures to have them banned.

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Man Attacked By Baby Moose in Maine [VIDEO]

Earlier this week I had the thrilling opportunity to accompany wildlife biologists with the Inland Fisheries and Wildlife Department as they checked in on bear dens and collected biological data to asses the health of the bear population.

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Photo, Susan Patten, Townsquare Media
Photo, Susan Patten, Townsquare Media

Managing Maine’s Black Bear Population [VIDEO]

They have been tracking and examining Maine's black bear population since 1975 in the longest running biological study in the United States.

Don't be mistaken though, this is not a desk job.

Wildlife biologists with the Maine Inland Fisheries and Wildlife Department (IF&W) have tracked over 3,000 bears to determine their health and well being, and to learn more about the number of bears entering the population.

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Photo, Getty Images
Photo, Getty Images

Wardens Urge You to Slow Down on Trails

It's been a busy weekend full of injuries and Maine Game Wardens say people on their snowmobiles need to slow down.

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A Wildlife Rodeo of Sorts in Northern Maine

Tired of your desk job?

Want to lead a life of adventure?

You should think about becoming a moose "mugger" like the guys currently flying in northern Maine, on the hunt for moose.

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A Safe and Successful Moose Hunt

The Fall moose hunt numbers are in from the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife (IF&W) and it was a safe and successful year.

This is the fourth year the state has used aerial surveys to determine the moose population and health of the herd.

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Photo by, Ezra Shaw, Getty Images
Photo by, Ezra Shaw, Getty Images

Coyote Attacks on the Rise in some States–How About Maine? [VIDEO]

In our sleepy little town of Levant, Maine, the late night cries of Coyotes is eerily evident on many occasion. During this past summer, nary a night would go by without the cries and howls of the four-legged critters

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A Display of a Lifetime at the Fryeburg Fair

Most outdoors men and women know that when two bull moose decide to tangle with one another, it's going to be a rough and noisy encounter.

Usually, in nature's struggle over territory and mating rights, there's a clear victor and a clear loser. However, when moose get "locked up" it sometimes proves fatal for both animals.

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Materials collected from an illegal dump site on private property in Maine. Photo Credit Maine Forest Rangers
Materials collected from an illegal dump site on private property in Maine. Photo Credit Maine Forest Rangers

Show You Appreciate Your Ability to Recreate

Calling all volunteers to join this Saturday in the Landowners Appreciation Cleanup Day.

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Black Bear

Got Your Bear Yet?

As of 5:20AM this morning the bear hunting season opened in Maine.

Maine’s bear population is one of the largest in the country and the Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife says since 2004, Maine’s bear population has increased by over 30% and is estimated at more than 30,000 animals

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