Monthly Archives: November 2012

Salmon returns ‘dismal’ on Penobscot, elsewhere

For much of the spring, those who keep an eager eye turned toward the Veazie Dam were left shaking their heads as Atlantic salmon returns to the Penobscot River lagged far behind the pace set during a banner 2011 season. Those prized fish, which are counted at the fish trap in Veazie before many are […]

Brooksville school cook bags 16-point buck

Every couple of days or so for the last four weeks, I’ve received an email or phone message that has brought a smile to my face. Figure: When you’re the outdoors editor at a newspaper in a state with such a hunting tradition, deer season is a pretty busy time. One of those messages came […]

Meeting on First Roach Pond ice fishing scheduled

If you spend any time fishing lakes near Greenville, you may want to let state officials know what you think about a fisheries proposal that will affect First Roach Pond. First Roach Pond is a 3,270-acre pond in Frenchtown Township, northeast of Greenville. It reaches a maximum depth of 123 feet. Tim Obrey, regional fisheries […]

Black Friday event set for Cabela’s

When Black Friday dawns and thousands of frenzied shoppers flock to stores, searching for the biggest, best bargains, I will not be among them. I will be at work. Or in the woods. Or working (otherwise known as “hunting”) in the woods. But I will not be trading elbows with overly aggressive grandmothers at the […]

Hunter reads column, donates a whole deer

Last week I told you about the state’s Hunters for the Hungry program, and encouraged folks to consider giving a portion of their harvest to those who are in need of food. I told you that, according to a Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry press release, a single deer could provide as many as […]