Monthly Review from the Maine Dept. of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife: November 2016

monthly review

November 2016

Managing A Waterway For Larger Fish


Many anglers associate big trout and salmon with northern Maine. While certainly there are a number of northern Maine lakes where you can catch three-pound trout and salmon, there also are waters in southern and central Maine that hold large trout and salmon as well. READ MORE

Enjoying The Bounty Of Your Hunt


Deer hunting in Maine is growing in popularity, and one of the reasons is due to the health benefits and fine taste of venison.

Free-range and chemical-free, venison offers more protein per serving than beef or pork, is also lower in fat, and has fewer calories. Vitamin and mineral packed, venison is also very rich in iron, is chock full of vitamins B6 and B12 and contains more omega 3 fatty acids than domestic meat. READ MORE

Cub Scouts Clean Up Over 22,000 Lbs of Trash from Private Property in Southern Maine 


Earlier this month, Commissioner Woodcock and Corporal LaFlamme were pleased to present Cub Scout Pack 306 with a certificate of appreciation and a $1000 gift card to Kittery Trading Post for their efforts during the 2016 Landowner Appreciation Day, which earned them first place.

Pack 306 cleaned up over 22,000 pounds of trash on private property in southern Maine, competing against 34 other organized clubs during the statewide initiative, which was organized to show landowners appreciation for keeping private property open to recreational activities. LEARN MORE

Caribou Bog Wildlife Management Area


The Caribou Bog Wildlife Management Area is one of the state’s most unique WMAs. Located along the southeast shore of Pushaw Lake in portions of Orono and Old Town, the WMA is comprised of over 2000 acres of upland and wetland habitat types. READ MORE

2017 Birder Band Now Available!



The Maine Birder Band can be proudly worn on your binocular strap to show your support for bird conservation.

Purchase the 2017 band for just $20 LEARN MORE

Range Safety Officers Needed in Fryeburg

Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife

MDIFW and the Fryeburg Fish and Game Association are searching for volunteers to help monitor public use of the shooting range on the Major Gregory Sanborn Wildlife Management Area in Fryeburg. LEARN MORE  

Upcoming Game Cooking Workshops


The Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife has partnered with Maine’s community colleges to offer a number of wild game cooking workshops over the next several months. LEARN MORE