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


May 2017

Maine Warden Service K9 Team Holds Annual Spring Training


The Maine Warden Service K9 Team is made up of 9 handler/K9 partners and is overseen by Corporal Michelle Merrifield. Although the team holds smaller monthly trainings, they meet as a whole twice a year for a multi-day training opportunity to recertify in each discipine, share experiences and practice search techniques. In this video, Corporal Merrifield talks more about how the team trains and the importance of working together. WATCH VIDEO

Maine’s Fish Stocking Program: What It’s All About


We receive lots of questions regarding fish stocking in Maine. Why do we stock? Why don’t we stock more? What species do we stock and why? Why do we stock varying sizes and ages of fish? Read on to learn more about Maine’s fish stocking program. READ MORE

Monitoring Black Racers, The Largest Snake In Maine


By Brad Zitske. Nearly anyone who has spent any time in the woods or fields in their lifetimes has had the eye-opening experience of startling a snake underfoot. This can be particularly shocking if it happens in a part of the country where venomous species dwell. READ MORE

Spawning Can Take Its Toll On Wild Brook Trout


By Tim Obrey. As my grandfather, the incredible Mr. Henry “Limpet” Obrey used to say: “Never judge a fish until you swim a mile in his fins.”  Well… I might have that a little mixed up, but the point I would like to make is that it’s tough to be a wild brook trout. READ MORE

Seeking Nominations For The 2017 Outdoor Lifetime Achievement Award


Nominations are due by 5pm on August 7, 2017. LEARN MORE

Family Field Day Planned For June 24 At Swan Island WMA


Join us for a fun day of hands-on learning! REGISTER NOW

Maine Moose Permit Lottery Drawing Is June 17 In Caribou


Maine Bumble Bee Workshop Still Seeking Volunteers In Northern And Downeast Maine

Photo by the USGS Bee Inventory and Monitoring Lab.

We are seeking volunteers from the Downeast and Northern areas of Maine to assist in the Maine Bumble Bee Atlas. LEARN MORE