Meet One of Our High-Tech Waders: Sedgey

May 22, 2017 at 11:20 am

Have you heard about “Sedgey,” one of five GPS-tagged great blue herons that IFW and students across Maine are tracking? Sedgey is a male tagged last spring on Sedgeunkedunk Stream in Orrington. He was named by the middle school students at Center Drive School, who helped biologists attract him to a trapping location.

Spawning Can Take Its Toll On Wild Brook Trout

May 12, 2017 at 1:25 pm

[caption id="attachment_2334" align="alignright" width="586"] This radio-tagge brook trout is preparing to spawn in Socatean Stream. The white radio antenna is visible behind the ventral fin. (Photo courtesy of Bill Hansen[/caption] By Tim Obrey, IFW Fisheries Biologist As my grandfather, the incredible Mr.

2017 Maine Migratory Waterfowl Stamp Contest Winners Announced

May 12, 2017 at 9:44 am

Congratulations to Rebekah Lowell of Biddeford, the winner of the 2017 Maine Migratory Waterfowl Stamp Contest! Rebekah was one of 13 Maine Artists who submitted work in the contest, which was judged on Friday, March 31, 2017 at the State of Maine Sportsman’s Show in Augusta.

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

May 5, 2017 at 3:38 pm

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. Maine stocks well over a million fish each year. Most of these fish are six inches or larger when released into the wild.