Coyotes, Non-Lead Ammo, Snowshoe Rabbits and Less than a Month Until the State of Maine Sportsman’s Show!
We’ve got one heckuva great issue for all you readers this month, but FIRST THINGS FIRST – Maine’s largest and best sportsmen’s show is coming to the Augusta Civic Center March 27, 28 and 29. We’ll have boats, ATVs, wardens, fishing gear, hunting gear, sporting dogs, archery equipment, good food, a beer room, a “Kids’ Zone,” kayaks, wood carvings and non-stop seminars, and on Sunday, the second annual State of Maine Surplus and Confiscated Firearms Auction. So put those dates on our calendar now – Friday afternoon through Sunday afternoon. See more details and ticket info here.
Now, back to the March issue of The Maine Sportsman, which features on the cover an outstanding photo of a Maine coyote prowling through a snowy field in search of prey, ranging from rodents to whitetail deer. Learn ’yote-hunting tactics in this issue from writers Bill Sheldon, Steve Vose and William Clunie.
The recent deaths of five bald eagles caught the public’s attention. Their demise was attributed to lead poisoning, perhaps from feeding on carcasses of waterfowl or other game that had been shot; or perhaps from feeding on lead-laced gut piles used as coyote bait. Editorially and in Jon Lund’s “Jottings” column, The Sportsman announces that it will support steps to make non-lead ammo more widely available. We believe that if copper slugs can be found in area stores, more hunters will load up with them – and our hope is that the choice will always be voluntary, not mandatory.
Inside the issue is our usual mix of information and entertainment, including:
- George Smith’s favorite outhouse stories;
- Rabbit hunting galore;
- Bob Humphrey’s “Basic Boat Gear” primer;
- Steve Carpenteri’s snowmobile special, focusing on late-season safety;
and additional information on ice fishing, deer hunting, a great recipe for Hearty Stout Moose Stew, and the best jokes and cartoons north of the Mason-Dixon Line.
So look for us at your nearest newsstand. Get a print or digital subscription at www.MaineSportsman.com, or by calling 207-622-4242.
Thanks for your continued readership support, and stop by our booth at the Show!
– Will Lund, editor
The Maine Sportsman magazine