The unique woodpecker moving into Maine’s suburbs “Reports of woodpecker sightings from readers have doubled in the last month. I even had a male visit my backyard, the first in a decade. “ by Bob Duchesne, Good Birding 13 hours agoDecember 8, 2022 This ‘recipe’ captures the disappointing reality of being a hunter by Chris Sargent, Outdoors Contributor Hunter scores ‘Maine grand slam’ after moving to The County by Pete Warner Check out the beautiful Maine bucks visiting a busy ‘scrape’ line by Pete Warner Trail cameras Up-close trail camera video shows bald eagle hanging with a friend Here’s what we think is on the deer’s head in this mysterious trail camera photo What is on the deer’s head in this Maine trail camera photo? Watch 3 cubs scramble up a tree to safety as big bears brawl over food The reason Maine guides are optimistic for bear hunting season An expert identifies the mystery cat seen in our Maine trail cam photo Hunting Down East siblings shoot their 1st deer on the same day by Pete Warner Hunter’s final day at his favorite spot ends with a surprise, last-minute buck by Pete Warner Maine’s deer hunting season set a new record by Pete Warner Ellsworth hunter shakes off disappointment to harvest 2 nice deer by Pete Warner I used my grandfather’s deer rifle to shoot my 1st buck by Nolan Raymond, Outdoors Contributor What happens when 2 hunters shoot the same deer? by Pete Warner Late-season deer hunting depression is getting me down again by Pete Warner Fishing Lessons learned while guiding a former Super Bowl winner on the Penobscot by Kevin McKay, Outdoors contributor You can keep fishing in these hidden Maine gems in November by Pete Warner Maine is taking a step backward in protecting our native fish by Bob Mallard, Outdoors contributor The pricey trick 2 anglers used to catch 104 fish on a Maine lake by Pete Warner Top-placing fishing derby buddies swear by elaborate superstitions by Pete Warner Fall fishing can be magnificent. These tips will help you succeed. by John Holyoke What you need to know to catch fish this fall in Maine by Pete Warner Hiking & other summer activities 8 places to hike in Maine where there’s no hunting by Aislinn Sarnacki Haunted hikes in Maine for spooky fun this Halloween by Aislinn Sarnacki 5 Maine hikes to tackle before fall foliage disappears by Aislinn Sarnacki 9 hikes with the best fall foliage views in Maine by Aislinn Sarnacki How to get back into a flipped sea kayak by Aislinn Sarnacki This video shows what it’s like to hike Acadia’s famous Beehive trail by Aislinn Sarnacki When the tourists come to Maine, head north for these 3 hikes by Natalie Williams Wildlife Why you hear owls hooting more in October by Bob Duchesne, Good Birding This is the secret pro-birders use to identify hawks from far away by Bob Duchesne, Good Birding How to identify woodpeckers by the sounds they make by Bob Duchesne, Good Birding Birds keep popping up in the state that aren’t supposed to be here by Bob Duchesne, Good Birding How to have a pandemic-proof DIY winter birding adventure by Bob Duchesne, Good Birding Snow buntings are the cutest birds you’ll find in Maine this winter by Bob Duchesne, Good Birding Follow these steps to identify birds quickly by Bob Duchesne, Good Birding MORE OUTDOORS These 2 western Maine peaks are the next best hike after Katahdin “Beyond the summit cairn, we encounter one of Maine’s most extraordinary views: a picturesque pond surrounded by three alpine peaks.” I finally saw Maine river otters in the wild “They’re fairly common critters, but for some reason, no matter how much time I spend outdoors, I never see them.” Snowy owls are too sexy for their own good As reported in the Bangor Daily News on Monday, some social media groups are refusing to publish snowy owl photos. This is a good policy. Penobscot River Atlantic salmon returns 2nd highest in 11 years An estimated 1,325 Atlantic salmon made their way through Milford and Orono this year, up from 561 counted last year. Deer hunt reveals the need to stop thinking so much “I had barely enough time to lift my rifle before the buck emerged from beneath cedar boughs, head down, 40 yards away and getting closer.” If you don’t have your deer yet, give muzzleloader hunting a try Those who still haven’t filled their deer tags can continue their efforts during the muzzleloader season. How to build the ultimate emergency kit A basic emergency kit can come in handy once the winter weather really starts to get bad, and can also be modified to carry in your car. Got your deer yet? These historic Maine hunters did. Maine hunters have been out in the field for generations, harvesting moose, deer and even caribou to put food on their tables. This Down East island preserve features a stunning walk along the shore Columnist Aislinn Sarnacki recently had the opportunity to visit Great Wass Island Preserve in eastern Maine. I bagged an 8-point buck during my 1st self-sufficient deer hunt “I am very grateful for the life of my beautiful buck. I will cherish every meal he provides, and he will have a permanent place of honor in my home.” Load more posts Loading… Something went wrong. Please refresh the page and/or try again.