Monthly Review from the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife: June/July 2017


June and July 2017

MDIFW Successfully Saves And Restores Arctic Charr Population In Northern Maine Pond


After Arctic charr became perilously close to disappearing from one of the last remaining ponds in Maine, actions by the Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife have restored the charr population in Big Reed Pond in northern Piscataquis county. This was confirmed last week by IFW fisheries biologists who documented wild, naturally-reproducing Arctic charr at Big Reed Pond. READ MORE

Spring-time Thunder-Pumpers


I was treated about a week ago to a rare opportunity to view both a male and female bittern in a relatively open setting at my homestead allowing me to capture some pictures and videos.  The birds came so close to the house that I had no chance to sneak outside undetected to record sound with the videos, unfortunately.  Still, the ability to view up close what is normally a secretive bird, and record the breeding plumage variations of the sexes was a treat. READ MORE

Meet K9 Tika


The Maine Warden Service K9 team welcomes their newest member, K9 Tika! WATCH NOW

SPIN Gives Biologists Clearer Picture Of Sebago’s Lake Trout Population


Fisheries Biologists in the Sebago Region have been spending the bulk of our 2016 and 2017 summer field seasons working on Sebago Lake to assess the lake trout (aka “togue”) population. READ MORE

Restoring Maine's Peregrines


Maine's Endangered Species Coordinator Charlie Todd talks about efforts to restore Peregrines in Maine and makes a visit to a newly documented nesting site. WATCH NOW

Brenda Chaplin Retires After 40 Years Of Service


On July 28, 2017, Brenda Chaplin was recognized by Deputy Commissioner Tim Peabody for her 40 years of dedication to state service. Brenda retired from her role as the Administrative Assistant in the Recreational Safety Division. 

Any-deer permit lottery


Deadline to apply is August 15, 2017 APPLY NOW

2017 Legendary Guide Award


Don Helstrom, Jr was honored as the 2017 recipient READ MORE

Landowner Appreciation and Clean-Up Day


On Septmeber 10, you can get involved and show your support and appreciation for Maine's private land owners! LEARN MORE

The Maine Warden Service is Hiring


Dreaming of an office with a view?

Now accepting applications for the position of game warden. LEARN MORE