K9 School: Advanced Tracking

July 27, 2020 at 4:28 pm


The last couple of weeks Gordon and I have been fine tuning our tracking skills and have moved into more advance tracking.  We started with tracking on pavement then transitioned to tracking onto grass.  It was interesting to watch his first track that went from pavement to grass.  Gordon started on the track on pavement and was tracking perfectly.  When he reached the transition from pavement to grass it blew his mind.  It was something brand new to him and he went back and forth on the pavement trying to find the odor he was used to.  When the track hit the grass, it created a whole diffe

Crossing The Halfway Point

ArrayJuly 22, 2020 at 12:50 pm


By Doug Hitchcox

July 2020 marks the halfway point through our five year survey period for the Maine Bird Atlas! In this blog post well celebrate a few of the milestones so far, and highlight the priorities for the future.
Here are the numbers as of early July 2020:

No More Sweat, Blood, and Tears – Youth Fishing Can Actually be Simple, Convenient and Comfortable

July 21, 2020 at 1:57 pm

By Fisheries Biologist Wes Ashe

In early May, I decided it was time to take my toddler son on a remote fishing trip. Greyson was a relatively proficient caster, earthworms no longer freaked him out, and he was big for his age. I was certain he was ready for the Maine outdoors. Plus, I already had my kayak stashed alongside a Heritage brook trout pond that only required a milelong roundtrip hike. What could possibly go wrong?

New state record lake trout caught on Richardson Lake

July 7, 2020 at 11:37 am

Last week, one lucky angler caught the fish of a lifetime when he landed a 44”, 39.2 pound lake trout. That angler, Erik Poland of Andover, caught the fish on Thursday, July 2 while fishing on Richardson Lake.

K9 School: The Start of Tracking

July 1, 2020 at 12:30 pm

Due to unprecedented times K9 training was pushed back. We originally were scheduled to start K9 training in March shortly after being accepted on the Warden Service K9 team and being issued a dog. Luckily for me this gave me more time to bond with Gordon.