Early Winter 2021-22 Summary

ArrayFebruary 15, 2022 at 12:19 pm


By Doug Hitchcox

We’ve crossed the half-way point for the 2021-22 Winter Atlas, completing the “Early Winter” period at the end of January, and thanks to the effort of our volunteers it was a huge success!

The Great (Splake) Debate

February 9, 2022 at 4:09 pm

For many anglers, fish identification is almost like second nature and usually Maine’s fish species are relatively easy to identify, but of course there are a few exceptions. Lately I’ve seen some debate on social media, with folks trying to ID splake and brook trout.

Life as a Wildlife Biologist: Remote Camp, Finding Ovaries + Checking Moose

February 2, 2022 at 3:22 pm

When MDIFW Moose Biologist Lee Kantar was organizing the adaptive unit moose hunt, I offered to staff one of the registration stations placed around the western half of Wildlife Management District 4. While discussing this work with my Californian parents, my father, a science teacher, thought that sounded like too much fun– he found a substitute teacher for the week, received his COVID-19 booster shot, and booked a flight to Maine to volunteer with me.