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Hunter Safety Tips - Regarding Ticks
 The fact is that hunters are at a high risk for exposure to ticks.  What might not be immediately obvious is that ...

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Posted in: Forest Insects
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Tick Alert:  Adult Deer Tick Season
 In Maine, this is the time of year that large numbers of adult ticks are feeding.  Here are three pointers ...

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Posted in: Forest Insects
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The Presence of Piebalds
Doing a double-take is a natural reaction when seeing a piebald deer.  The flash ...

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Posted in: Wildlife
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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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