Monthly Archives: August 2013

Youth sporting clays event on tap

If you’ve been looking for a fun, safe way to fuel your kids’ interest in shooting sports, Denise Murchison might have just the idea for you. Murchison, who owns Silverton Sporting Ranch in Canaan, will host the facility’s sixth annual youth hunter class sporting clays event at 9 a.m. on Sept. 15. Shooters age 10 […]

Snowboarder Wescott unhurt after car-moose crash

Two-time Olympic gold medalist Seth Wescott had a rude return to his home state early Thursday morning, but emerged from a car-moose collision uninjured. According to Lt. David Rackliffe of the Franklin County Sheriff’s Department, Wescott, the winner of Olympic snowboard cross competitions in 2006 and 2010, was at the wheel of his 2002 Volkswagen […]

Ke$ha not a fan of Maine bear hunt

The group that hopes to ban the use of bait, traps and hounds by Maine bear hunters has announced a major endorsement by a celebrity who will appear in concert on Bangor’s waterfront Friday night. Who knew Ke$ha even knew about Maine bear hunting practices? “I am proud to endorse Mainers for Fair Bear Hunting, […]

Share your bear tales with us

For more than 10 years, I’ve been writing about the outdoors for this newspaper. Over that time, some things have become pretty predictable. Seasons change, and as they do, Mainers participate in different outdoor activities. When April rolls around, anglers are looking for open water. Come May and June, fly fishermen are wading into the […]

Bear season looms; boom year of 2012 tough to top

On Monday afternoon hundreds of hunters will head to their stands on the opening day of bear season. Many will successfully fill their tags. Others — 70 percent of hunters, on average — will end the season without a bear. One thing is certain: Those hunters will have a tough task in front of them […]

Trappers weekend on tap

Trappers from across the region will flock to Bethel this weekend for the 37th annual New England Trappers Weekend. The event, which kicks off Friday and runs through Sunday, offers a number of seminars for trappers, along with plenty of entertainment for family members and children. Dealers will set up at 760 East Bethel Road […]

‘North Woods Law’ season kicks off Oct. 3

As summer rolls on and thoughts begin turning to fall, the folks at Engel Entertainment have some good news for all you “North Woods Law” fans: You’ll have new episodes to watch this fall. According to Devon Platte, the co-executive producer of the reality show that focuses on Maine game wardens, the plan calls for […]