The Maine
An artful dialogue about the wonders of the state.

Tag: hunting


text by Jonathan Ives I smiled, quietly closing the front door behind me with the excitement and nervousness of a young teenager sneaking out of the house after curfew. The cold of the early morning air felt like glass in my nostrils but my body was warm from the extra layer of long underwear I […]

This Is What Conservation Looks Like

video by Land For Maine’s Future Coalition   For more than two decades, the Land for Maine’s Future Program has helped citizens protect the character of their towns and open spaces: Maine voters established the Land for Maine’s Future Program to secure public access for recreation, to conserve our most important habitats, to preserve Maine’s farming […]

Spring Turkey Season 2013

photographs and text by Steve Vose Spring Turkey Season was a lot of fun this year and I was fortunate enough to harvest two nice birds. The first a 20 pounder with a 9 inch beard and 1 inch spurs, shot on May 4th. The second bird was a 14.5 pounder with a 9.5 inch beard […]

Boot Fetish

photographs and text by Steve Vose Maine regular firearms season on deer, barely pushed the mercury low enough to warrant the through testing of my new Irish Setter 800 “Mt. Claw-King Toe” boots. However, by the arrival of Christmas, we were thrust into the deep freeze and the balmy days of November were quickly distant memories. […]

Sportsman’s Christmas Wishlist 2012

by Steve Vose Shopping for the Rabid Outdoorsman on your Christmas list is never an easy task. These individuals seem to have every gadget and piece of outdoor related equipment imaginable. Then when you finally do manage to miraculously find them something they like, they complain that you spent too much money on them and […]

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 […]

Maine Mountain Lion?

by Steve Vose Maine Bobcat, Mountain Lion or some strange yet to be identified hybrid? The two photos below depict a Bobcat and a Mountain Lion. In examining the two photos and comparing them to both my original and enlarged game camera picture you can begin to see why many hunters swear they have sighted […]

Are You a Gear Head?

text by Steve Vose Beware of friends, returning from the backwoods of West Virginia, bearing mason jars filled with a clear liquid smelling reminiscent of lighter fluid and possessing the smooth throat pleasing drinkability of crushed glass with an iodine chaser. Hence is the reason, I am currently attempting to write something witty, while lying […]

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