The Fly Rod

By Bob Cram Lawsuit turned beet red. Sputtering he jumped into the seat of the Navigator and slammed the door. Through the open window, he glared at Joe. Joe pulled the Jeep to the side of the dusty road and we both looked out over the small beaver pond on Keeper Brook. “It’s right beside … Continued

The Blackpowder Bruiser

By Hal Blood At 3 o’clock after traveling through the open country, he headed into the green growth. I told Will that we would leave him for the night and pick up the track in the morning. Another deer season is in the books. Congratulations to all of you that punched your tag. I have … Continued

Kids and Hunting

By Josh Cottrell We didn’t need to kill a deer to have success. For me, this still carries on today. Sometimes figuring the deer out is the win. Looking back at the beginning of deer season, to youth day for deer, I truly enjoyed going through the Facebook posts and looking at the grip and … Continued

North Woods Honey Holes

  By Jeff Labree . As a fishing guide I spend most of my time on rivers and streams. These are usually fast flowing with deep pools and productive runs. When I have a day or two to myself, I love going to a small beaver flowage or little brook. Whether you are a fly … Continued

Too Many Does?

By Randy Spencer   So, deer biologists, can you show us at least, the evidence that the population of does is not overbalancing the population of males? On the upside, I got to hunt almost every day of the season. That means I was out there in all sorts of conditions: rain, sleet, snow, blistering … Continued

Last Gun Dog

  By V. Paul Reynolds   The huge, bear-like dog came out of nowhere. It pounced upon Sally and clamped its big jaws around her throat grinding her into the dirt. My 15-year old, frail English Setter kicked and yelped in pain as the St. Bernard shook her like a rag doll. I yelled and … Continued

Bad Roads

By V. Paul Reynolds Most sportsman who have spent much time trying to find good places to hunt or fish have experienced bad roads. I mean really bad roads. I have seen my fair share. Their memory doesn’t keep me awake at night, but some of the worst roads left an impression. Back in the … Continued

Lost Near Second Musquacook

By Dave O’Connor Cousin Raymond and Uncle Harry arrived on the 6:30 flight. They were routed via New York’s JFK, Boston’s Logan and our home air field. The local facility didn’t impress them much, but they were polite about it. Both men, relatives of the Ole Man, were here to do some fishing in the … Continued

The Smell of Fried Fish

By Dave O’Connor When you stop to think about it, there are very few things that use the free air space around us as a method of transportation. Birds use the air. Planes, rockets, bullets, arrows and the rest are ways mankind uses the air. We all breathe air to get life sustaining oxygen. We … Continued

Hermits to the Woods

By V. Paul Reynolds In re-reading “The Maine Woods” by Henry David Thoreau, I got to thinking about hermits. They fascinate me. Let’s face it.There is not a Maine outdoorsman worth his salt who hasn’t at least entertained a fantasy about pulling the societal plug and really getting off the grid. It’s one thing to … Continued

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