Monthly Archives: April 2013

Legendary guide award goes to Matt Libby

I received some fantastic news on Tuesday when the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife issued a press release announcing this year’s winner of the Wilmot “Wiggie” Robinson Legendary Maine Guide Award. This year’s honoree: Matt Libby of Libby Camps. I’ve dealt with Libby periodically for more than a decade, and though I’ve never […]

Hunters advised to watch for turkeys infected with virus

When Maine turkey hunters head into the woods in the coming weeks, state officials have advised them to be on the lookout for birds that have been infected with a virus that causes lesions on the turkey’s head and leg. That virus — Lymphoproliferative Disease Virus, or LPDV — has been recently detected in the […]

Piscataquis anglers cautioned to be on lookout for stocked Atlantic salmon smolts

Each year anglers flock to the Piscataquis River to take advantage of the Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife’s ambitious fish-stocking efforts near Guilford and Dover-Foxcroft. Anglers should be aware, however, that the DIF&W is not the only agency stocking fishing fish in the Piscataquis: The Maine Department of Marine Resources and the U.S. Fish […]

DIF&W hires new deer biologist

Kyle Ravana has spent the past month settling into his new job as the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife’s top deer biologist. Aiding him in that transition is this fact: The man who previously held that job is just a few steps away, ready to answer any questions he may have. Lee Kantar […]

Maine Warden Service names new deputy chief

AUGUSTA, Maine — Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife officials announced on Tuesday that Wdn. Capt. Chris Cloutier has been sworn in as the department’s new game warden major or deputy chief of the Maine Warden Service. Cloutier assumes the position that was previously held by Maj. Gregory Sanborn, who died on Feb. 5 […]