Posts Tagged ‘maine’
April 21st, 2011 by admin
In late March, Hank and I had the privalege of going with Maines head bear biologist Randy Cross and his assistants to visit a black bear den in the North Maine Woods. The bears name was called Lugnut and she had 3 male cubs with her. Randy and his crew where true profisionals. They took data from the bears so that they can keep track of one of Maines true treasures, the Maine Black Bear.
April 5th, 2011 by admin
It has been a long winter and it is coming to an end. Hank and I had the privilege to participate in Maine’s Black Bear Study program. It is the longest and most extensive black bear study on the North American Continent. The world renown black bear biologist, Randy Cross along with biologist Lisa Bates and Matt O’Neil guided us on a 8 mile snow shoe trek to visit a sow bear named Lugnut with 3 male cubs. Maine’s black bears are very fortunate to have such dedicated and talented professionals looking after them. Take a look at the video we put together and you will see what I mean.
March 31st, 2010 by admin
Okay, so we all know about the coyote and the trouble they cause. But, how much is your state doing to control them? I am happy to say that the people and organizations of Maine are doing their best. From night hunting to the trapping season to winter bait hunting around designated deer yards. In the past few months the coyote situation has been top priority in Maine. There is the average hunter doing his part and there are organizations like the Sportsman’s Alliance of Maine, Maine Trapper’s Association and the Maine Professional Guide’s Association. Not only are they killing coyotes they are also educating hunters through seminars and DVDs on where and when to do this. It is one thing to take a coyote, but it is another to take a coyote at the right time of year and location. This is the best way to cut back on their breeding or to decrease the pack during the winter. I am starting to see clubs putting on more hunting tournaments now than I have ever seen in the past. We have to say that the eastern coyote is truly an amazing animal with the ability to survive anywhere. But, putting that aside they have to be controlled. I am happy to say that the sportsmans of Maine are finally taking a step forward in the right direction. We all have to do our part.
March 15th, 2010 by admin
One of the most important questions that we get from our hunters is “What are the laws on transporting my guns across state lines?”. So, for those of you that are not familiar with federal laws on transporting firearms check out this NRA website for more information.
Here at North Country Lodge our hunters have come from around the world including – Germany, Mexico, Norway and Canada. And, of course just about every state. Just this past 2009 season we have had some great people hunting with us from California, Florida and our good friend Teresa Hodge from Texas. Teresa made her way from Texas to Maine in the third week of the hunting season and was thrilled to harvest her first black bear with us.
Check out our 2009 black bear gallery .
For those of you that harvested a bear with us in 2008 and participated in the Bear Aging Program with the Inland Fish and Wildlife Department of Maine. Check out their report. It’s studies like this that will only increase our outstanding population of Black Bears.
So we invite you to join us at North Country Lodge on your next hunting trip.