CARRABASSETT VALLEY – Two feet of natural snow, along with a revamped snowmaking system, has benefited skiers and snowboarders at Sugarloaf as the resort opened the mountain’s summit to guests on Friday. Resort officials say that the conditions provide some of the best early-season skiing… Read More
    The Maine Wildlife Park in Gray will close for the season at 5 p.m. on Tuesday. The park will mark Veteran’s Day by recognizing and thanking all past and present Maine military personnel by offering them free admission to the park on the final day… Read More
    Alexandra McLain, a Bowdoin College sophomore from Stockton Springs, recently finished second in the U.S. Surfski Championships in San Francisco. Only an Olympian from South Africa topped McLain in the championships, held Sept. 20-21, which means McLain is the fastest American female Surfski paddler. googletag.cmd.push(function… Read More
    The Maine Winter Sports Center will host its first Harvest Classic bike race and tour in Caribou on Sunday. Two events are planned: A 40-mile race and a 20-mile tour. Cyclists of all ages and ability levels are encouraged to participate. googletag.cmd.push(function () { //… Read More
    The fourth annual Penobscot River Unified Atlantic Salmon banquet will be held at the Bangor Banquet and Conference Center on Oct. 18. The club is a joint effort of the Eddington, Veazie and Penobscot salmon clubs. googletag.cmd.push(function () { // Define Slot var slot_sizes =… Read More
    The Penobscot County Conservation Association will host the 31st annual Bangor Gun Show at the Bangor Auditorium on Sept. 6-7. The show will run from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. on Saturday and from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Sunday. googletag.cmd.push(function () { //… Read More
    Paul Santavy has been appointed the manager for the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service’s Maine Fisheries Program Complex in East Orland, which oversees the Craig Brook and Green Lake National Fish Hatcheries and the Maine Fishery Resources Office. In his three years with the USFWS,… Read More
    The Maine Department of Inland Fisheries & Wildlife is hosting the 11th annual Becoming an Outdoorswoman introductory skills weekend. The program will run from Sept. 19-21 and will be held at Camp Caribou on Pattee Pond in Winslow. googletag.cmd.push(function () { // Define Slot var… Read More
    Families or individuals looking thinking about getting into kayaking, along with those who are already passionate about the sport, might want to head to L.L. Bean in Freeport June 21-22 for the company’s 27th annual PaddleSports Festival. This year’s event will feature a variety of… Read More
    On Sunday, state legislators won’t be casting votes, but instead they’ll cast fishing lures in order to raise money for charity. The 12th annual Governor’s Cup Charity Bass Tournament will take place at the Birches Campground on Cobbossee Lake in Litchfield. Senators, representatives and members… Read More
    The Maine Department of Inland Fisheries & Wildlife is giving people a good reason to fish together this weekend as it promotes Family Fishing Days. Today and Sunday, people are allowed to fish for free on waterways throughout the state. The opportunity is open to… Read More
    If you’ve ever wanted to learn about some plentiful forest fare, you may want to consider taking a class that will be offered by the Merryspring Nature Center in Rockport. Greg Marley will again teach the popular “Identifying Wild Mushrooms” class. Students will meet on… Read More
    The Maine Department of Conservation’s Bureau of Parks & Lands announced this week that the Penobscot Narrows Observatory has been recognized as an Editor’s Choice in Yankee Magazine’s Travel Guide to New England. The Editor’s Choice recommendation designates Yankee editors’ and writers’ favorite restaurants, lodgings… Read More
    The Maine Warden Service is urging recreational boaters, especially canoeists and kayakers, to use caution during the current period of high water and avoid putting themselves in situations in which they may have to be rescued. According to a Maine Department of Inland Fisheries &… Read More
    High school students interested in a great day of outdoor fun might want to consider taking part in the East Grand Adventure Race for Teens on May 17. The race will take place in Danforth, and consists of four parts. The first leg is a… Read More
    Officials of the Maine Wildlife Park in Gray have announced that the park will open for the season on April 24. The park is a 200-acre facility with more than 25 species of native Maine wildlife on exhibit. googletag.cmd.push(function () { // Define Slot var… Read More
    The Maine Department of Inland Fisheries & Wildlife has announced a partnership with the Maine office of Tourism to promote statewide fishing opportunities on its tourist Web site, Fishing is one of three specialty topics on the site, joining Maine cuisine and the state’s… Read More
    The Maine Bureau of Parks and Lands will begin accepting reservations at 12 state park campgrounds on Feb. 1 at 9 a.m. Campers may make reservations online at, call 800-332-1501 (in-state) or 207-624-9950 (out-of-state) or mail reservations to Bureau of Parks and Lands, Attn:… Read More
    The Natural Resource Education Center in Greenville is sponsoring an evening program to present the results from a recent Department of Inland Fisheries & Wildlife study of wild brook trout populations in the large lake systems of the Moosehead region. The program will be held… Read More
    The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service invites students in grades kindergarten through 12 to submit artwork in the 13th annual statewide competition for the Federal Junior Duck Stamp Contest. The designs should feature ducks, swans or geese in their natural habitats. Designs are judged in… Read More
    FREEPORT – L.L. Bean will welcome scores of outdoor enthusiasts this weekend for its annual Winter Sports Expo. The event runs today and Sunday and features a weekend full of family and kids fun and activities, interactive demonstrations, presentations, promotions as well as snowshoe and… Read More
    The Penobscot Fly Fishers will hold their monthly dinner meeting at the Coach House Restaurant in Brewer on Nov. 7. The meeting begins at 6 p.m. googletag.cmd.push(function () { // Define Slot var slot_sizes = [[300,250]]; var new_slot_sizes = []; var has_banner = false; for… Read More
    Trout Unlimited has awarded its top chapter honor to the Kennebec Valley Chapter, based in central Maine. TU vice president Steve Moyer presented the award at the organization’s annual meeting in Boise, Idaho, in September. The Gold Trout chapter award is granted annually to the… Read More
    Hunting season’s nearly upon us – or directly upon us, if you’re between the ages of 10 and 15 – and it’s time to make one of the biggest decisions you’ll make all year. Where to eat? googletag.cmd.push(function () { // Define Slot var slot_sizes… Read More
    The Maine Wildlife Park in Gray is planning a special event to clear the shelves at its nature store before the park closes on Nov. 11. The store is holding a Super Sale on Oct. 6-8 during which all store items will be marked down… Read More
    The Penobscot Valley Conservation Association will hold its 30th annual Bangor Gun Show on Sept. 8-9 at the Bangor Auditorium. Show hours are 9 a.m.-5 p.m. on Saturday, and 9 a.m.-2 p.m. on Sunday. googletag.cmd.push(function () { // Define Slot var slot_sizes = [[300,250]]; var… Read More
    The Greenland Point Center in Princeton will host an open house and day of family fun on Aug. 25. The day begins with a 5-kilometer race and mile fun walk and run. Registration starts at 9 a.m., the mile event starts at 9:30 and the… Read More
    The summer months are a perfect time to take relaxing vacations, but the summer months also provide plenty of opportunities for children and adults to take outdoor safety courses that are in many cases mandated by the state. Here’s a list of some safety courses… Read More
    AUGUSTA – In response to a spate of lightning-caused wildfires in the Canadian province of Quebec, Maine and New Hampshire have mobilized firefighting crews to assist in control efforts. The Maine Department of Conservation’s Maine Forest Service dispatched eight forest rangers and one forester to… Read More
    WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Tom Allen, a Member of the Congressional Sportsmen’s Caucus, has introduced legislation with Rep. Frank Pallone of New Jersey to make striped bass a game fish rather than a commercial fish throughout its range. googletag.cmd.push(function () { // Define Slot var… Read More
    The Greater Fort Kent Chamber of Commerce will focus its attention on the St. John River and the Fish River on June 16 during the inaugural River Fest. The event will feature three races that promise to be entertaining. googletag.cmd.push(function () { // Define Slot… Read More
    The annual Maine Canoe Symposium, where paddlers of all ages and abilities learn “hands-on” from North America’s foremost canoeing professionals, will be held on Moose Pond at the historic Winona Camps in Bridgton June 8-10. Since 1986, this family-friendly weekend has drawn Americans and Canadians… Read More
    The Maine Wildlife Park in Gray is beginning its series of wildlife exhibits and demonstrations with a timely program on a disease that plagues many outdoors enthusiasts. On May 19 the park will give visitors the chance to learn about Lyme disease. googletag.cmd.push(function () {… Read More
    BREWER – Bill Krohn, author and professor of wildlife ecology at the University of Maine, will give a slide presentation about Manly Hardy during the meeting of the Brewer Historical Society at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Brewer Auditorium. Krohn, a resident of Brewer like… Read More
    The state added 10 new game wardens to its ranks at a graduation ceremony at the Maine Criminal Justice Academy in Vassalboro on Friday. The wardens will fill 10 vacant positions in districts across the state. The newest Maine game wardens and their districts: Alan… Read More
    Thrill-seeking paddlers will get to enjoy a full weekend of fun today and Sunday with four races on tap. This morning paddlers will head to Souadabscook Stream in Hampden, where sprint races will be staged beginning at 9 a.m. and the downriver race to start… Read More
    Due to a printing error, the 2007 Open Water Fishing Law book published by the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries & Wildlife has three regulation errors. The department is working to correct those errors and ensure that they don’t occur again. “It is unfortunate that… Read More
    The National Arbor Day Foundation is offering 10 free flowering trees to each person in Maine who joins the organization in January. The free trees are part of the foundation’s Trees for America campaign. googletag.cmd.push(function () { // Define Slot var slot_sizes = [[300,250]]; var… Read More
    With the new year fast approaching, outdoors enthusiasts must again make plans to purchase a variety of licenses before they head afield to enjoy their favorite activities. The state has made that process simple and is offering 2007 hunting and fishing licenses on the Internet… Read More
    John Alsop of Cornville was recently elected president of the Maine Canoe and Kayak Racing Organization, a statewide gropu formed in 1986 in order to promote canoe and kayak racing throughout the state. MaCKRO is affiliated with other regional and national canoe-racing clubs. googletag.cmd.push(function ()… Read More
    The latest results of a Guyette & Schmidt decoy auction may send Mainers scrambling to their garages and attics in search of buried treasure. The company, which is based in West Baldwin and St. Michaels, Md., conducted its fall decoy auction in Easton, Md., and… Read More
    Hunting season rolls along, and even if you’re among those who have already filled their tag, that doesn’t mean you can’t eat like you’re still hunting. Among the hunters’ meals on tap: googletag.cmd.push(function () { // Define Slot var slot_sizes = [[300,250]]; var new_slot_sizes =… Read More
    Muskellunge are well-established in the St. John River drainage in northern Maine, and a pair of fisheries experts are teaming up to educate others about the fish. Registered Maine guide Eric Ward and retired Moosehead region fisheries biologist Paul Johnson will present a program on… Read More
    The three Atlantic salmon clubs in the Bangor area will host their second combined banquet on Oct. 14 at the Bangor Conference Center on Hogan Road. The event is a fund-raising banquet to support community programs, student enrichment, in-school incubation tanks, river cruises and the… Read More
    The NOAA Fisheries Service is looking for volunteers to perform some essential work on Monday. In conjunction with the Green Lake National Fish Hatchery and the Maine Atlantic Salmon Commission, NOAA and ASC biologists will be marking Atlantic salmon as part of the annual stocking… Read More
    SOUTH PORTLAND – Anglers will have a chance to get an up-close look at a shark and compete for cash and prizes first Casco Bay Classic Shark Tournament, which will be held Sept. 8-9 at Spring Point Marina. There will be a 6:30 a.m. shotgun… Read More
    Ducks Unlimited has announced that after a busy fiscal year in 2006, it has surpassed its conservation goals by conserving nearly 170,000 acres. “We’re proud of this accomplishment and we couldn’t have done it without the tremendous dedication and support of the entire DU family,”… Read More
    Holders of Maine conservation, or “Loon” license plates will enjoy free admission to Maine’s state park and historic site day-use areas over the weekend of July 15 and 16. The Maine Department of Conservation, which manages state parks, historic sites and public reserve lands, will… Read More
    Moose lovers will flock to Greenville on June 17 to learn all about Maine’s largest land mammal. “Moose Tales” is both an educational event and the grand finale of MooseMainea month in the Moosehead Region. The program is sponsored by the Natural Resources Education Center… Read More