workshop participants in the field

Deceive a Beaver, Save a Beaver

To learn more about the biology and ecology of beavers, and ways to live with them, Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife (MDIFW), The U.S. Department of Agriculture (UDSA) -Wildlife Services, and the town of Dixmont partnered and held a training, open to those who might have direct or direct involvement with beaver conflicts, to demonstrate the best ways to live with beaver.


Big Atlas Weekend 2022 - June 24-26

This exciting annual event is a fun way for birders from across the state to document breeding birds and come together as a birding community.

2022 Season Kickoff Meeting

2022 Season Kickoff Meeting

On Thursday, April 21, 2022 at 6:30 pm (EDT) we’re kicking off the 5th and final season of the Maine Bird Atlas with an evening for Atlas volunteers to connect, strategize, get inspired, and hear all the latest atlas updates from the team of project coordinators!

Gaining Confidence and Making Friends through Shooting Sports

Interview with Hoi Ning Ngai by MDIFW R3 Coordinator Katie Yates After participating in a firearms workshop hosted by MDIFW for the Ladies Adventure Club at the Department’s Summerhaven Shooting Range in Augusta, Hoi Ning Ngai reached out to share her thoughts on the experience.

September Offers a Number of Family Field Days in Maine

Check out some of the upcoming family field days scheduled for September!

CANCELLED Ice Fishing Derby to Benefit Camp North Woods Planned for March

DUE TO UNSAFE ICE CONDITIONS, THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED FOR 2016! Join us on March 12 at Range Pond State Park for a fun day on the ice! New to ice fishing? Not a problem! Department staff and volunteers will be on hand to provide instruction. You can still enter the derby for a chance to win some great prize!All proceeds will help fund scholarships for Camp North Woods. Derby tickets are just $10 for adults and $5 for children 15 and under.

Upcoming Game Cooking Workshops

Foodies Gone Wild…Game! Southern Maine Community College (SMCC), in partnership with the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife (IFW), bring exciting and delicious courses to the table.  Each will offer a cooking demonstration and tasting with SMCC culinary faculty Geoffrey Boardman and information and educational discussion with IFW experts in the field. Saturdays, 9 a

Attention Artists: Deadline Approaching for the 2016 Maine Migratory Waterfowl Stamp Contest

Each year, the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife conducts a contest to select artwork for the Maine Migratory Waterfowl Hunting Stamp. The contest, which first bega in 1984, is open to Maine residents who are 18 years of age or older. The species chosen for the 2016 contest is the Blue-winged Teal.

Becoming a {Winter} Outdoors Woman

There is nothing like a little snow on the ground to get me excited about winter! I love spending time in the outdoors during the colder months of the year.  There is so much to do and so much to learn!

Win IFW logo gear in our #HuntME Instagram contest!

  It's hunting season and we want to know how you make memories in the Maine outdoors! Share your favorite photos from the field or from the stand on Instagram and use the hashtag #HuntME for a chance to win an IFW logo camo hunting tote full of IFW logo apparel and goodies!