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    March 28, 2010

    Fleming: Fly-fishing industry has a filmmaker in Bethel native

    They call it fishing porn. And it’s proudly made in Maine. Moreover, some Mainers think these trendy new documentary-style films on fast fishing and happy fishermen will gain in popularity. These movies are about how to love fishing, not how to fish — and despite the nickname for these videos, they’re wholesome, educational and absolutely […]

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    March 28, 2010

    You want fun? Done.

    Maine's state park system celebrates its 75th birthday with a series of parties – Family Fun Days – and you're invited.

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    March 28, 2010

    Snowmobiling: Alterations salvage premier of Pro-Am race

    Less than 24 hours before the inaugural Maine 100 Pro-Am Cross Country Snowmobile Race scheduled for March 20, things were looking very grim, or more specifically, very brown. A week of temperatures in the 50s in Greenville had melted the snow off all of Bullwinkle’s raceway, leaving only dirt. “When we took the USCC (United […]

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    March 28, 2010

    Allen Afield: Sportsman’s Show has something for everyone

    The 30th annual State of Maine Sportsman’s Show – the largest and most prestigious show of its kind in the state – runs April 2-4 at the Augusta Civic Center. The 2010 show ranks as the largest one in the event’s 30-year history, according to Harry Vanderweide, the organizer. This spring’s production includes 100 seminars […]

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    March 28, 2010

    Carl Natale: Ask an Outdoorsman

    Here's the catch. Now release it

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    March 28, 2010

    Skiing: Season heads for another raucuous end

    There are those in Maine who complain about our long winters. I have little sympathy for them. This is the northeasternmost state, after all. You should expect snow, cold weather, and, frankly, you should ski. I have even less understanding of those Maine skiers who hang up their boards as soon as the calendar turns […]

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    March 28, 2010

    Shout Out

    Neigh to go: Horseback riding sessions

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    March 28, 2010

    Dispatches

    AUGUSTA Deadlines approaching for moose permit applications Paper applications for the 2010 moose permit lottery are due by 5 p.m. Thursday at the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife in Augusta. The applications must be postmarked or delivered to IFW by the deadline, which provides adequate time for the department to process the paperwork […]

  • Published
    March 21, 2010

    Birding: Smart imagery, conception make new guides stand out

    A couple of new books have crossed my desk that I think will be interest to birders. The first is a new field guide to the birds of the eastern part of our continent. Published by Princeton University Press, this guide is titled “Birds of Eastern North America: A Photographic Guide,” written by Paul Sterry […]

  • Published
    March 21, 2010

    Snowmobiling: We all can help improve reports on conditions

    Snowmobilers are out on trails often for long periods of time in some of the most remote and rugged areas of Maine, in always-changing weather conditions. That is why what they see and hear is so important to the National Weather Service offices in Gray and Caribou. “This is the first year that our offices […]

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