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Fish and Game Changers
12 minutes | Jul 7, 2021
In the Field: Making a Difference with Landowner Relations Corporal Rick LaFlamme
For Landowner Relations Corporal Rick LaFlamme, supporting Maine's landowners is a privilege. In this Season 6 finale, Rick describes Maine's unique Landowner Relations Program, picking up millions of pounds of litter, and why he's passionate about this work.
9 minutes | Jul 7, 2021
In the Field: Hello from a Fish Hatchery
Katie zooms with Fish Culturist Ashley O'Neal. Ashley describes her daily routine raising trout and splake at the MDIFW Governor Hill Fish Hatchery. Ashley explains why she finds the hands-on hatcheries work to be rewarding, despite originally pursuing a career in wildlife.
8 minutes | Jul 5, 2021
In The Field: Experiencing Maine with MOSES Supervisor Angie Vo
Katie chats with MOSES Supervisor Angie Vo about how her office job connects her to Maine's outdoors.
11 minutes | Jun 28, 2021
In The Field: From the Midwest to Maine with Deer Biologist Nathan Bieber
Katie checks in via Zoom with MDIFW Deer Biologist Nathan Bieber. Nathan describes growing up and working in the Midwest, the final steps of a deer collaring study, and why he loves his job.
11 minutes | Jun 21, 2021
In the Field: Fly Fishing with Fisheries Biologist Jake Scoville
Katie meets up with avid angler and Fisheries Biologist Jake Scoville to try out fly fishing and chat about his experiences in the field.
35 minutes | Feb 22, 2021
Maine's Moose: Finale
Do turkeys spread ticks? Why don't we put tick collars on moose? In this final episode of season 5, Katie reviews the adaptive management study, next steps, and FAQs with MDIFW Moose Biologist Lee Kantar. In the coming months, Lee will present his proposal to the Department's advisory council. Christl Theriault, MDIFW's legislative liaison, explains this process.
34 minutes | Feb 15, 2021
Maine's Moose: Winter Tick
The proliferation of winter tick due to climate change is impacting the health and reproduction of the moose population in Maine. In this episode, MDIFW Moose Biologist Lee Kantar reviews all things winter tick including how they differ from other ticks you may be familiar with and how they impact moose. Lee also introduces the Adaptive Management Study, an ongoing study to determine if lowering the moose population density can lessen the impacts of winter tick.
34 minutes | Feb 8, 2021
Maine's Moose: Learning about the herd
With 10 million acres of moose habitat in Maine, MDIFW Moose Biologist Lee Kantar has found helicopters to be essential to monitoring the state's moose population. Lee explains the three different studies from the air: the aerial survey to count moose, another aerial survey to determine the distribution of bulls, cows, and calves, and a third study where GPS collars are placed on cows and calves to track them.
35 minutes | Feb 1, 2021
Maine's Moose: Moose through the years
Moose are as synonymous with Maine as lighthouses and lobsters. Moose can be found grazing in swamp lands, browsing on saplings sprouting in recent clear cuts, swimming in lakes, and seeking the cool shelter of our state’s enchanting forests. In this episode, Katie chats with MDIFW Wildlife Division Director Nate Webb and Moose Biologist Lee Kantar to learn a little about the history of moose in Maine.
20 minutes | Oct 19, 2020
Take Aim: Story of a Mentor
Director if University of Maine 4-H Camp + Learning Centers, Registered Maine Guide, and hunting mentor Ron Fournier talks about sharing his passion for hunting.
19 minutes | Oct 12, 2020
Take Aim: Guided to Success
Judy, an entomologist, studies insects that impact wild blueberries for the University of Maine in Orono. Despite doing field work for her job, she never considered herself an outdoorsy person. After joining several sessions of the Becoming an Outdoors Woman program, she became interested in hunting.
19 minutes | Oct 5, 2020
Take Aim: The Art of Hunting
After participating in the Department's Mentored Hunt for new adult hunters, Niko put to work all the skills he learned from his mentor, wildlife biologist Kendall Marden, and harvested a 10-point buck. Niko compares hunting to an art form, every hunter has their own methods, style, and motivations.
19 minutes | Sep 28, 2020
Take Aim: Fisheries Bio on The Go
Matt's fisheries career has brought him around the world, from Europe, China, and the west coast to finally settling in Maine. Thanks to a passionate mentor and YouTube videos, Matt has begun his next big adventure: learning to deer hunt.
21 minutes | Sep 21, 2020
Take Aim: A Game Keeper's Wild Life
Emilie, a Game Keeper at the Maine Wildlife Park, was introduced to hunting as an adult while working for a hunting outfitter out west. After a chance encounter with a family of black bear, a conversation with a biologist, and finding a community of supportive hunters, she tried hunting for the first time--and loved it.
14 minutes | Sep 14, 2020
Take Aim: Dan Rice, Future Maine Guide
Katie chats with Dan Rice, a lifelong outdoor enthusiast. Dan is a bass fishing fanatic and dedicated hunter who enjoys sharing outdoor experiences with friends and family. He aspires to take his hobby and make it a career by becoming a Registered Maine Guide.
16 minutes | Sep 7, 2020
Take Aim: The Commissioner
Katie sits down with MDIFW Commissioner Judy Camuso. Judy, a former vegetarian, discusses how conservation and climate change motivated her to try hunting for the first time as an adult.
27 minutes | Aug 31, 2020
Take Aim: Courtney's Surprising Hobby
Meet MDIFW's Media + Graphics Supervisor who has a surprising hobby.
19 minutes | Jul 20, 2020
On Tap: Finale
Katie finishes her brew tour at Foundation Brewing in Portland, Maine and has a great conversation about stewardship and community with Christie Mahaffey, Director of Quality Control.
12 minutes | Jul 13, 2020
On Tap: New England's First Craft Brewery
Katie visits Geary Brewing, New England's first craft brewery in the post prohibition era, and talks to owner Robin Lapoint about sustainability and community.
22 minutes | Jul 6, 2020
On Tap: Adventures of a Wildlife Biologist
Before heading back to Portland for another brew tour, Katie talks about bears, piping plovers, and rescuing a turtle with the Sebago Lake Region Wildlife Biologist, Scott Lindsay.
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