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.

Elk hunt, part 2: The trail food search

Author’s note: This is part two of a three part column series about my fall elk hunt to Colorado. Over the years, in pursuit of...

Outdoors in Maine: Hillary, the horse with an attitude

Half way down the mountain a creek crosses the road. Approaching the creek, I could tell that the dirt-covered ice was making this horse...

Outdoors in Maine: A visit to Nine Mile Bridge

This abandoned steam shovel rests in the woods not far from where Nine Mile Bridge once spanned the St. John River. (Photo by V....

Outdoors in Maine: The moose hunt

For many Maine moose hunters lucky enough to get drawn, a moose permit is a once-in-a-lifetime affair. Such was the case with my middle-aged...

Outdoors in Maine: Bird hunters: Stay safe, wear orange

It probably should please me that in more than 50 years of upland bird hunting and big game hunting, I have been shot only...

Outdoors in Maine: Last stretch of Boarstone hike is a real bear

“You wimp,” Diane said. “I don’t believe this. The summit is just over that pile of rocks. I’m telling you the view is 360...

Outdoors in Maine: Word getting out that hunters are conservationalists

There are good reasons for those who care about such things to fret about the future sustainability of our American hunting heritage. Recently, in an...

Outdoors in Maine: Leeman's the name, outdoors writing has been the game

Maine fishing writer Bob Leeman, alias “Mr. Trout,” has decided to put away his pen. Leeman has been writing a fishing column for the Northwoods...

Outdoors in Maine: Even pilots are humbled by flying

Grandiose delusions are not unknown to me. As a young man, the challenges of a Navy carrier pilot appealed to me — until I joined...

Outdoors in Maine: 20 years of fly fishing mentorship

This month the Penobscot Fly Fishers (PFF) celebrated its 20th anniversary. The Bangor-area fishing club held a banquet for members and guests at a...