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: New book highlights the 'longest paddle'

The Northern Forest Canoe Trail (NFCT) winds from Old Forge, New York to Fort Kent. Established in 2000, it is the longest mapped inland...

Grass roots fish management not always the best route

Managing Maine’s incredible sport fishery — and its associated regulations — is complex and always subject to second guessing by arm-chair fisheries “biologists,” who...

Outdoors in Maine: Hidden outcomes of dwindling outdoorsmen

When it comes to Maine’s fabled outdoor heritage, you don’t have to be a social scientist or a statistician to sense what is going...

Outdoors in Maine: Wardens issue ice warnings after several incidents

With prolonged cold spells and bone-chilling sub-zero temperatures, the ice this year on Maine lakes and ponds is solid and safe for people and...

Outdoors in Maine: Check out the Moosehead Lake Togue Derby later this month

Cabin fever? An ice fishing derby can bring your temperature down. There are a number of popular derbies that take place annually throughout Maine. Fishing...

Nostalgic for the ol' Ski-Doo

There was a day when Ski-Doo was simply a generic name for a snowmobile. Early on, as I recall, Ski-Doo was the only game...

Outdoors in Maine: Looking back at what made the news in 2017

The slate is clean as we start another year anew. Nobody knows what lies ahead, even as friends and family offer seasonal salutations that...

Outdoors in Maine: Ice safety requires knowledge and caution

Each year about this time, the Maine Warden Service urges us to use extreme caution before venturing out onto any ice that may be...

Outdoors in Maine: The curious case of Emerald Shiners

The tired old joke goes like this: “How can you tell the difference between a partridge and a grouse?” You know the answer, right?...

Outdoors in Maine: Is closing caribou hunting in Canada political or biological?

Given the fact that the native communities in Quebec and Labrador apparently have not had their caribou harvest quotas decreased by government closures, some...