A Rabid Maine Insider

Congratulations to the Rabid Outdoorsman, Steve Vose, for being named a “Maine Insider” by the Maine Department of Tourism. The MDOT’s new campaign aims to promote tourism and small business in the state of Maine by featuring and providing access to native experts passionate (or even Rabid!) about the state of Maine. Rabid spent two and a half days being photographed kayaking, canoeing, flying in sea-planes, ATV riding, fly fishing, hunting and touring the Maine heritage museum in Oquossoc. “I was also fortunate to be joined by a very talented Brittany named “Brookie” (short for Brook Trout) for my session pretending to hunt partridge and woodcock. Good times had by all!”

From a recent blog post by the Rabid Outdoorsman:

The immensity of Maine’s wilderness is hard for most to comprehend, with a total area of 33,215 square miles, the state it nearly as large as the other five New England states combined. In fact, Maine’s largest county, Aroostook alone is comprised of 6,453 square miles, covering an area greater than the combined size of Connecticut and Rhode Island. In addition, Maine contains 32,000 miles of rivers and streams, equal to more than the combined length of the Mississippi, Amazon, Yangtze and Nile rivers.

Despite Maine’s impressive size, it ranks as the most sparsely populated state east of the Mississippi with only 1.2 million residents. This mix of low population density and tens of thousands of miles of explorable wilderness and waters, make Maine an outdoorsman’s paradise.