Maine Warden Service: Notes from the Field

March 21, 2016 at 4:21 pm

Maine Warden Service Notes From The Field: February 2016 Division A (Gray): Game Warden Pierre has been working ice fishing activity and reports that ice conditions are poor at best; note photograph depicting anglers on Sebago Lake in a watercraft. SEBAGO_BOAT_01_WEB Division B (Sidney): Several Division B game wardens and many others attended this year’s Special Olympics held at

Waterfowl Nest Boxes: Getting By With A Little Help From Our Friends

March 10, 2016 at 1:43 pm

By Chuck Hulsey, Regional Wildlife Biologist When you see a wooden box on a post over shallow water, with a hole in the front, you know that it is a nest box for wood ducks.  Did you know Maine has other duck species which need tree cavities in order to nest and rear young? Though developed for wood ducks, they are commonly used by Hooded mergansers and American goldeneyes. “Wood duck boxes” may be the most recognizable wildlife management technique of all. According to the Ducks Unlimited website: “In 1937, the U.S. Biological Survey (now the U.S.

IFW Fisheries Biologists Improve Downeast Fishery

March 8, 2016 at 4:28 pm

[caption id="attachment_1304" align="alignright" width="519"]A nice Molasses Pond brown trout that was caught this winter. A nice Molasses Pond brown trout that was caught this winter.[/caption] by Greg Burr, Regional Fisheries Biologist, Downeast Region

  In the fall of 2010, fisheries biologists scientifically sampled Molasses Pond, a 1,252-acre water

Butch Vickerson Recognized For Work at Maine Wildlife Park

March 2, 2016 at 3:39 pm

By Lisa Kane, Maine Wildlife Park Supervisor and Curt Johnson, Wildlife Park Superintendent On Friday, January 29, Commissioner Chandler Woodcock presented recently retired Butch Vickerson, a Correctional Trade Instructor with the Dept. of Corrections, with a Commissioner’s print.

Photos From 2015

March 2, 2016 at 11:49 am

This video is a showcase of photos taken by volunteers and staff throughout the 2015 colony monitoring season. It is 9 minutes long, complete with music, captions, and photo credits. Thank you to everyone who shared your magnificent photos for inclusion. Think Spring!