Maine IF&W Suspends Marten, Fisher Trapping to Protect Lynx

December 9, 2014 IFW News — IFW Adopts Emergency Trapping Rule Changes In Northern Maine For Immediate Release: December 9, 2014 AUGUSTA, Maine — The Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife has implemented immediate trapping regulation changes through an emergency … Continue reading

Maine Hunters, Trappers Prevail in Bear Referendum

From the U.S. Sportsmen’s Alliance: In a ballot initiative with national repercussions, Maine voters once again sent an unmistakable message to animal-rights extremists: stay out of our state. For the second time in 10 years, Maine voters resoundingly rejected a … Continue reading

Bob Noonan on Bear Trapping

On Tuesday November 4th, Maine voters will decide whether to ban the use of bait, hounds and traps to hunt bears in the state.  Perhaps the most misunderstood of these methods is bear trapping.  Bob Noonan explains bear trapping well … Continue reading

Improving Marten Habitat With Nest Boxes

The recovery success story of the wood duck in North America hinged on agencies and volunteers putting up countless nesting boxes to fill a crucial habitat need that was keeping duck densities lower than they could have otherwise been.  It … Continue reading

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Reviewing Maine’s ITP Application for Trapping and Lynx

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is currently considering an application by the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife for an incidental take permit for Canada lynx.  The ITP would provide legal protection for the Department’s trapping program and … Continue reading