2017 Maine Migratory Waterfowl Stamp Contest Winners Announced

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.

With ice-out, Rangeley, Mooselook and Richardson Lakes Should Offer Some Fine Fishing

[caption id="attachment_2287" align="alignright" width="507"] Large, plump salmon are often the reward if you are willing to dress warmly in order to troll Rangleley Lake right after ice out.[/caption] By IFW Fisheries Biologist Dave Howatt Based on our records, the average ice-out for Rangeley Lake is about May 3, but this year a couple of warm days and high winds moved things ahead and official ice-out was decl

IFW's Newest Poster Benefits Maine's Endangered And Threatened Species

[caption id="attachment_2102" align="alignright" width="472"] Maine's endangered and threatened species poster makes a beautiful gift and all proceeds help Maine's endangered and threatened wildlife.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_2101" align="alignright" width="285"]

How Do You Reconnect A Stream For Brook Trout?

[caption id="attachment_2051" align="alignright" width="525"] Cat Alley Brook, upstream of the clogged culvert.[/caption] By IFW Fisheries Biologist Bob Van Riper On an early July morning, I worked fast to move 26 brook trout upstream and out of the way.

Coastal Trout Ponds Break the Mold Downeast

  [caption id="attachment_2007" align="alignright" width="550"] Plump brook trout like this one benefit from the cooler microclimate and seeping springs that one finds near the ocean downeast.[/caption] By IFW Fisheries Biologist Greg Burr Typically, in Downeast Maine a successful brook trout p

Fish Invasions Take A Toll On Native Fisheries

[caption id="attachment_1975" align="alignright" width="532"] Warmwater invasive species such as this crappie can outcompete native species[/caption] By Wes Ashe, IFW Fisheries Biologist Working in the Belgrade Lakes Region (Region B), it’s not unusual to get weekly calls with reports of new introductions of invasive/exotic fish species.

Landowner Appreciation: Partners in Wildlife Award Presented to John Sferazo, American Greenlands Restoration, Inc

John Sferazo is a retired union iron worker who resides in Hunting Station, New York and the owner of a significant parcel of land in Maine. He was recently recognized by the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife as a recipient of the "Landowner Appreciation - Partners in Wildlife Award", which was presented to him by Corporal Rick LaFlamme and Commissioner Chandler Woodcock.

Fisheries Biologists Embark On Intensive Sebago Lake Togue Study

[caption id="attachment_1803" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] IFW's Greg Massey hoists a 12.5 pound Sebago Lake togue.

Echo Lake Togue and Salmon Continue To Thrive

[caption id="attachment_1745" align="alignright" width="568"] IFW's Tom Barrows holds a hefty 35-inch wild togue from Echo Lake in Fayette. The togue was measured, weighed and released.[/caption] The bios in Region B have been busy on central Maine lakes recently, keeping an eye on salmon and lake trout growth in Echo Lake.

Landowner Relations Program Provides Kits to Maine Forest Rangers

The Maine Warden Service has been using the Landowner Relations Relief kits for almost two years now. In many landowner based complaints, the district warden has almost everything in their kit to correct, or help in resolving landowner’s problems with misuse and abuse.