Monthly Archives: May 2012

L.L. Bean plans camping weekend

The folks at L.L. Bean regularly give us outdoor shoppers reasons to head to Freeport for the day. They hold concerts in the summer. They hold clinics and host walk-on adventures. And every so often, they focus on a particular outdoor theme for an entire weekend. On May 18-20, the state’s iconic outfitter do so […]

Corinth boy downs two birds with one shot

When 12-year-old Joseph Duquette of Corinth went hunting with his grandfather on Youth Turkey Day, he had reason to be optimistic. After all, since he turned 10 — legal hunting age when accompanied by an adult — Duquette had bagged two wild turkeys. On April 28, a day set aside for the state’s junior hunters, […]

2 stem cell screenings set in coming weeks

Last week I told you about the stem-cell screening that took place in Orono, in hopes of finding a match for Gregory Sanborn, the deputy chief of the Maine Warden Service, who has cutaneous T-cell lymphoma. This week I learned that the effort is joining momentum, as two more screening sessions are being held in […]

Orono siblings bag bookend birds on Youth Turkey Day

Dark and early Saturday morning, youth hunters across the state crawled out of bed, joined their adult mentors, and headed into the woods on Youth Turkey Day. According to the reports I’ve heard thus far, many of those hunters endured conditions that my dad might have called “a character-building experience.” If you were like me […]

A search for turkeys … or was it trout?

Equipped with a truckload of gear and a plan to (finally) spend an afternoon playing outside, I headed east on Monday, determined to find a spot to hunt for turkeys in the coming weeks. And if that failed (which I suspected it might), I’d try to find a place to catch a brook trout or […]