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Our Hunting Laws Rooted in Medieval England

 (The second article of a series by Lloyd C. Irland, this article was originally printed in the October issue on Maine Woodlands).  

Medieval kings and feudal landholders tightly controlled rights to hunt on their land. Rules were detailed, making Maine’s book of hunting and fishing regulations look ...

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Posted in: Historical
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Take-home Information from Maine Woodland Owners-Foresters Event in Windsor

Want a copy of the 23-page handout, Rehabilitation Silviculture for Small Woodlots, from the Windsor Field Tour on June 19?  Click here.

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Posted in: Forest Management
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Invasives Have Come on a Mile a Minute
Recently, I returned to a northern Maine forest area I have visited regularly since 1979.  It was a watershed study harvested in 1981.  Over the years, I’ve marveled at the staying power of the common red raspberry.  But now, after more than 30 years, the raspberry brambles are being suppressed by a new arrival, a dense mat of wild buckwheat.

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Posted in: Forest Threats
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Full Development of Antlers - Worth the Wait
All male members of the deer family – deer, moose and caribou – have antlers. On occasion, females also grow antlers. I don’t know if it’s because social media makes it easy to pass around photos and information, or...

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Posted in: Wildlife
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Full Development of Antlers Worth Waiting for
                        by Robin Follette  All male members of the deer family &ndas...

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Posted in: Wildlife
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Creating Wildlife Habitat on Our Woodlots
Habitat. Without proper habitat, the wildlife we’d like to attract and keep won’t make our woodlot their home. Improving, creating, and maintaining habitat can be as simple as...

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Posted in: Wildlife
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Roads Update

We’ve made discontinued and abandoned roads a real focus of our legislative efforts.  The laws dealing with these roads are a complete mess, and failure to deal with them in any meaningful way for 40 years has just made the problems worse.  We have two bills in play.

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Posted in: Legislation
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Wood Banks Can Help Fill a Widespread Need
In Maine, the nation’s most heavily forested state, with the second highest per capita use of firewood for heating, it only makes sense to create a firewood resource for the needy.  That’s the message of ...

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Tree Growth Update

We have spent a great deal of time protecting the Tree Growth Tax Law program. As I reported in previous Maine Woodland Owners newsletters, the Governor’s original budget proposal included a substantial rewrite of the law.

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Posted in: Legislation
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Unconventional Value of Basswood Trees
They say that money doesn’t grow on trees.  But, you might not anticipate ...

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