Maine Sportsmen vs. the Northern Forest

There is an element of sportsmen committed to access at ANY cost, and maybe that's giving them more credit than they deserve. The 14,000-member Sportsman's Alliance of Maine (SAM), for example, is whooping it up for the biggest development ever proposed

Bob Mallard on Splake

Thanks to my friend and spy Sal, who monitors websites around the nation for me. This piece by Bob Mallard generated the response from the Maine biologist that Sal sent me yesterday. Mallard makes some fine points. Is the size of a fish the same as the quality

What You Can See on April 27

From Audubon's Earth Almanac by Ted Williams and compiled in "Wild Moments," edited by Connie Isbell, Illustrations by John Burgoyne, Storey Publishing, 174 pages. Barren-Land Bounder Under the more arid regions of our Southwest, in dens lined

FR&R Reforms ORV Users (Kind of, Maybe)

Herewith, a recent exchange initiated by perhaps a somewhat enlightened "Thumpertalk" moderator. Maybe if we can convince motorheads to at least not talk about their lawbreaking, we can move to the next step--getting them to cut it out entirely.


Who called President George W. Bush "something of an embarrassment," a leader who has "lost control of the federal budget," the architect of a "listless domestic policy" and a man who has "a habit of singing from the political correctness hymnal"? Answer: the

The Obscenity of Splake

I do not question the factual information presented here. But I do have a question about splake that very few managers and anglers ask: Aren't they and other man-made genetic cocktails a little (or a lot) obscene? I have no doubt that splake, wipers, saugeye,

Our New Secretary May be Almost as Bad as the Old One

From the Endangered Species Coalition Endangered Species Act legislative update: Kempthorne nominated as Interior Secretary President Bush has nominated Idaho Governor Dirk Kempthorne to replace Gale Norton as Secretary of the Interior. The Senate is scheduled