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Maine: Gunshots Announce the Start of Hunting Season
Animals  (tags: Maine, slaughter, killing, animals, society, wildlife )

- 1656 days ago -
Maine's firearms deer hunting season044 (1) has begun for non-residents and residents alike. The Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife is expecting hunters to kill 25,000 to 26,000 deer this year. If that happens, it'll be the most bountiful harvest
Audubon Live Cams: Osprey
Animals  (tags: wildlife, Maine, Hog Island, osprey, birds of prey, habitat )

- 2115 days ago -
Osprey pair Rachel and Steve make their summer home atop a 30 foot tower located at the Audubon Camp in Maine on Hog Island. Saw and heard then immediately! Hope you do too.
Animal Rights Activists Lose Lynx Lawsuit in Maine
Animals  (tags: animal rights activists, lynx lawsuit, lynx trapping, cruelty, maine, lynx prosecuted, killed )

- 2762 days ago -
Animal rights activists have lost their latest battle to stop hunting and trapping in Maine. On October 20 the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit in Boston affirmed a 2009 decision by Judge John Woodcock, Jr., dismissing the animal rights groups
Fayetteville Man Charged With Trapping Threatened Lynx
Animals  (tags: animal cruelty, trapping, threatened animal, lynx, maine )

- 2838 days ago -
BANGOR, Maine - A Pennsylvania fur trapper is due to go on trial on charges he trapped a threatened Canada lynx in remote northern Maine. William McCoy, 40, of Fayetteville, Pa., pleaded not guilty last week in U.S. District Court in Bangor to charges...
Missed the Tournament of Roses? There's Always the Tournament of Dead Coyotes
Animals  (tags: coyotes, massacre, slaughter, contest, hunters, outrage, animal advocates, maine )

- 3055 days ago -
Right now in northern Maine, hunters are competing to see who can kill the most, and the largest, coyotes between mid-December and the end of January. This "festivity" is not only endorsed by government officials, but it's sponsored by the Jackman-Moose
Moose Freed After Being Caught in Camden Building
Animals  (tags: wildanimals, moose, GoodNews, Discovery Channel, wildlife, Maine, building )

- 3209 days ago -
A moose on the loose Tuesday morning in the Knox Mill Center generated excitement in town before it was sedated, transported and set free that afternoon in the Ruffingham Meadow State Game Management Area in Searsmont.
Project Seeks Volunteers in Search of Maine Wolves
Animals  (tags: animals, wolves, habitat, good news, research, Maine, U.S., government, survey, howling, environment, humans, protection, Endangered, Species, Act )

- 3281 days ago -
The Wolf Inquiry Project, a collaboration of several conservation groups and biologists with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, plans to conduct "howling surveys" in select spots this summer in hopes of discovering whether wolves are resettling in Maine.
End Cruel Confinement Nationwide ! TAKE ACTION !
Animals  (tags: animals, confinement, Maine, AnimalWelfare, environment, AnimalCruelty, protection )

- 3291 days ago -
This week the governor of Maine signed into law a bill that will protect farm animals by banning veal crates and gestation crates! The bill's passage makes Maine the sixth state in the nation to prohibit certain types of extreme confinement of farm
Maine's Lynx-Protection Standards Eyed
Animals  (tags: wildlife alliance, lawsuit, lynxs, savagely trapped, leg hold traps, endangered, state, maine, protection )

- 3321 days ago -
Testimony is under way in a U.S. District Court proceeding in Bangor that raises questions about animal trapping in Maine. The Animal Welfare Institute and the Wildlife Alliance of Maine have filed suit against the state after several lynx were ensnare
Maine Skiers Warned About Late-Night Owl Attacks
Animals  (tags: maine, wildlife, wild animals, birds of prey, horned owl, humans, attacks, .endangered, extinction, habitat, protection )

- 3357 days ago -
BANGOR, Maine - Cross-country skiers who set out on a crisp, moonlit night for a peaceful outing in Bangor's city forest are being targeted by a least one ornery and territorial owl. Over the past three weeks, at least eight skiers and a few romping dogs
Maine Should Pass Bills Banning 'Canned' Hunting
Animals  (tags: maine, canned hunting, captive animals, semi tamed, feed, killed, massacred, laws, ban canned hunting, cruelty )

- 3359 days ago -
Two bills circulating through the Legislature would make it a crime to operate a fenced or "canned" hunting preserve or to hunt in enclosed areas where animals have no means of escape. These bills should be passed into law as soon as possible, as canned
'Canned Hunting Has No Place in Maine'
Animals  (tags: canned hunting, animals, Maine, AnimalWelfare, environment, habitat, protection, wildlife )

- 3359 days ago -
Of the nine "hunting ranches," two have gone out of business and the number of kills has steadily declined to now its lowest level ever. It is a small and dying industry that never really caught on in Maine.
Endangered Whales Seen Off Maine Coast
Animals  (tags: maine, marine wildlife, North Atlantic right whale., whales, possible breeding grounds, wintering areas, endangered, extinction, habitat, humans, protection )

- 3425 days ago -
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) -- Scientists think they have identified a wintering area and a possible breeding ground in the Gulf of Maine for the endangered North Atlantic right whale. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Northeast Fisheries S
Hey, Snowmobilers, Give the Animals a Break!
Animals  (tags: maine, wild animals, wildlife, protection, snowmobilers, respect animals, homes )

- 3716 days ago -
Maine wildlife officials are asking snowmobilers statewide to give moose and other animals a break when they encounter them in the woods. This winter's deep snow has made travel for moose and deer to move in the woods and last weekend's coating of
Senate Hearing Focusing On Impact Of Whale Protection Rule
Animals  (tags: maine, marine wildlife, whales, new whale protection rule, endangered, extinction, protection, groundlines )

- 3741 days ago -
BREWER (AP) -- Sen. Olympia Snowe is in Brewer Tuesday to preside at a Senate hearing on the impact of a new whale protection rule that's been drawing fire from lobstermen. The rule sets October 1st as the deadline for lobstermen to halt the use of so-ca

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