Monthly Review from the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife: April 2017


April 2017

Rangeley, Mooselook and Richardson Lakes Should Offer Some Fine Fishing


Based on our records, the average ice-out for Rangeley Lake is about May 3, but this year a couple of warm days and high winds moved things ahead and offical ice-out was delcard on Sunday, April 30. The latest ice-out date for the lake in our dataset (going back to 1979) is May 14, 1992. READ MORE

2017 Maine Warden Service Annual Awards Ceremony

warden of the year

On, April 14, the Maine Warden Service celebrated its 137th anniversary at the Winslow VFW. Included in today’s celebration was the annual awards banquet that gives special recognition to game wardens for their performance in 2016 and includes the recipient of the Maine Game Warden of the Year Award.
Also highlighted are those who assist the Maine Warden Service during the course of their mission, the Legendary Game Warden of the Year, Game Warden Supervisor of the Year, and the Colonel’s Award. READ MORE

GPS Collars On Lynx Provide Valuable Information As Maine’s Lynx Population Grows and Expands Its Range


Between 1999 and 2011, the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife researched lynx in northwestern Aroostook County in order to assess demographic rates and sources of mortality. READ MORE

Warden Rescues Oldest Eagle Ever Documented In Maine — Nearly 34 Years Old!


The resurgence of the bald eagle is one of the department’s more remarkable conservation success stories.

In the early 70’s, bald eagles were endangered and there were less than 30 nesting pairs in Maine. Eagles now are no longer endangered, and it is estimated there are over 900 nesting pairs in Maine. READ MORE

Deadline To Apply For The Maine Moose Permit Lottery is May 15



Maine Warden Service Graduates Ten New Game Wardens


On April 27, the Maine Warden Service graduated ten new game wardens at the Maine Criminal Justice Academy in Vassalboro. READ MORE

Maine Bumble Bee Atlas Volunteers Needed, Register Now -- Space Is Limited


We are seeking volunteers to assist in the Maine Bumble Bee Atlas! Volunteers are welcome from anywhere in Maine, but this year we are especially looking for participants from the northern and eastern halves of the state to fill survey gaps in Aroostook, Washington, Hancock and northern Penobscot counties. LEARN MORE

Swan Island Family Field Day


June 24, 2017 from 9am-2pm! LEARN MORE