Outdoors in Maine

V. Paul Reynolds is editor of the “Northwoods Sporting Journal.” He is also a Maine guide and host of a weekly radio program — “Maine Outdoors” — heard Sundays at 7 p.m. on “The Voice of Maine News – Talk Network.” He has authored three books; online purchase information is available at www.maineoutdoorpublications.com.

Outdoors in Maine: Officials issue emergency regulations to prevent CWD in deer

The Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife (MDIF&W) announced on Oct. 11 the issuance of emergency rules to protect Maine’s deer and moose...

Outdoors in Maine: Deer camps create a fellowship that's tough to match

It’s only one five-letter word followed by an exclamation point, but most military air crewmen hope they never hear it or have to say...

Outdoors in Maine: Protection of state's coastal forestland receives major boost

Back in May, an important press release apparently got upstaged by other events, or simply slipped beneath the radar. It was a land-conservation story...

Outdoors in Maine: 'Too much country, too short a life' for hunters

Sooner or later in our lives, most of us contemplate our own mortality. Those of us who really love the deer woods tend to...

Outdoors in Maine: Looking at local candidates' views on gun

As a rule, my editors prefer that the Maine outdoor beat steers clear of politics. And they are right, most of the time. But...

Outdoors in Maine: Breaking down Maine's gun laws

When it comes to the legality of openly carrying a handgun in Maine, or concealing that handgun, questions abound. When is it legal to carry...

Outdoors in Maine: Getting a downed moose out his the hard part

The biggest eye-opener for most first-time moose hunters is after the animal is down. This is when the real work begins. As we all...

Outdoors in Maine: Crossbows gaining respect, being used more

Although crossbows have never held a lot of appeal for me, I have hunted with a borrowed crossbow in the deer-rich state of Maryland....

Outdoors in Maine: Blood trackers crucial to finding wounded animals

Most big game hunters are mindful of the fact that there is an ethic associated with the kind of shots taken in the harvesting...

Outdoors in Maine: 'Behind the Cast' provides funny view of fishing adventures

It seems like everybody is writing a book these days. And there is nothing wrong with that – especially if you like to read. Fact...