With the general trapping season coming to a close, Maine trappers can have their furs tagged at the fall tagging night.

The fall fur tagging nights are right around the corner. Maine trappers who need to have their furs tagged can do so at a Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife fur tagging night. The special nights for the fall and spring seasons are coming up in January.

Fall Fur Tagging Nights:

  • Ashland - January 4, 5-7 P.M. - Address: 63 Station Hill
  • Bangor - January 5, 5-7 P.M. - Address: 106 Hogan Road
  • Enfield - January 6, 5-7 P.M. - Address: 16 Cobb Road
  • Gray - January 6, 5-7 P.M. - Address: 15 Game Farm Road
  • Greenville - January 10, 5-7 P.M. - Address: 19 Village Street
  • Jonesboro - January 4, 5-7 P.M. - Address: 317 Whitneyville Road
  • Sidney - January 5, 5-7 P.M. - Address: 270 Lyons Road
  • Strong - January 10, 5-7 P.M. - Address: 689 Farmington Road

Fur tagging nights give trappers an opportunity to have furs tagged by IFW staff, and talk with the regional biologist in the area. There's no tagging fees on these nights. All furs from beaver, bobcat, coyote, fisher, fox, marten, mink, and otter must be tagged within 10 days after the end of the trapping season.

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The general trapping season ends December 31.

15 Must-Have Items For Ice Fishing Season In Maine

Ice fishing is an excellent way to embrace the cold winter months in Maine. It will get you outdoors for some fresh air, it's family friendly, and a successful day could yield a tasty dinner. If you're new to the sport, we put together a list of gear you'll need for a fun, comfortable, and successful day on the ice. Some of these items are more essential than others. Some gear may not be essential at all, depending on how you plan to fish. Again, the items we listed are geared towards those who are new to ice fishing.

Before we get to the list, remember to dress appropriately for the cold weather. We didn't put warm outerwear on the list, but it's definitely a must-have. Dressing in layers is important to ensure you're warm enough throughout the day on the ice. If you start getting too warm, you can simply take a layer off. Hand warmers are also worth packing.

Explore the Ruins of a Historic Mansion in Acadia National Park

George B. Dorr spent much of his life creating, expanding and caring for Acadia National Park. That's why he's often referred to as the father of Acadia National Park. According to the National Park Service, the property known as the "Old Farm" was accepted by the park in 1941. On the property is the ruins of what was a 30-room summer "cottage," the remnants of a saltwater pool, and a small beach. It's just an easy walk through the woods away.