Flight of the Great Blue Heron by Mia

May 28, 2020 at 5:24 pm

The following story was written by Mia, a fourth grade student at Friends School of Portland. Mia helped with the field work leading up to the capture and tagging of "Harper" the great blue heron, in Harpswell. She was also there the morning Harper was tagged with a GPS transmitter. Thank you, Mia, for sharing your perspective!

The Case of the Moose Spy

May 27, 2020 at 3:16 pm

During calving season for moose, which runs from early May to early August when cows are weaning their calves onto a vegetarian and not solely milk-based diet, I have a group of spies in the woods.

Fish Recipes from MDIFW Staff

May 22, 2020 at 12:20 pm

By Fisheries Management Section Supervisor Joe Overlock, Director of Fisheries & Hatcheries Francis Brautigam, Wildlife Biologist Kendall Marden, and Holly Tremblay

After a day of fishing it is hard to beat going back to your house or camp and cooking your legal catch!

Monitoring Maine's Peregrine Falcons

May 14, 2020 at 12:15 pm

By Wildlife Promotional Coordinator Lauren McPherson

Recently, I had the opportunity to join one of my colleagues at the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife (MDIFW) in the field to do some monitoring of a peregrine falcon nesting site, as part of the Department’s ongoing statewide breeding monitoring program.

Maine Warden Service Field Notes: Airboat Training

May 11, 2020 at 11:03 am

By Corporal John MacDonald

In preparation for spring and any potential flooding Game Wardens Ed Christie, Adrienne Marquis, and Sergeant Mike Joy recently performed airboat training on Portage Lake. The ice conditions on the lake made for some very good training. 

Wild Turkey Recipes

May 6, 2020 at 2:47 pm

By Wildlife Special Projects Coordinator Bob Cordes and Maine Wildlife Park Game Keeper Emilie Cram

Your hard work has paid off. You scouted before the season began, practiced your turkey call, patterned your shotgun, and harvested a bird. Now it is time to enjoy your harvest with friends and family!

Here are three wild turkey recipes from MDIFW staff: