Celebrating Women in the Outdoors, plus Sheltering in Place, Wild Turkeys, Boating and ATVs – All While Remaining At Least Six Feet Apart
So long as participants practice appropriate social distancing, Governor Mills’ “Stay Healthy at Home” mandate of March 31, 2020 exempts “essential personal activities,” including “hunting, fishing, wildlife watching, boating, trapping, birding, canoeing, kayaking, fiddleheading, hiking, snowmobiling and ATVing.”
“These outdoor activities,” confirm state officials, “are essential for your physical and mental health, and are permitted as long as people continue to follow social distancing guidelines.”
Meanwhile, the writers, editors, sales reps and production staff at The Maine Sportsman have been busy putting together our May, 2020 issue, and it’s a tour de force – a full 84 pages of the best Maine outdoor news, information and entertainment available anywhere.
On the cover and in special sections, we focus on Maine women outdoors, including an interview with Mars Hill District Warden Megan Orchard, an introduction to fly fishing by already-legendary guide Bonnie Holding, and debut photographs by Melissa Goodwin.
In additional special sections, Steve Carpenteri tells us what to look for when we’re considering purchasing a used boat and trailer, and how to rig our ATVs to lug fishing gear (and even a small boat!).
Our newest writer, former Game Warden Douglas Tibbetts, brings us an exciting tale of poachers and gunfire, while Alan Haley reveals the other side of poaching – from back in the day when it was done to keep a farm family fed.
All this, plus Steve Vose on maintaining a positive mental attitude (and proper supplies) while cooped up; a great smoked turkey recipe; the best trout flies and techniques; broken motor brackets; scary snakes; fur garments made from road kill; ice-out trolling; and the inside story on the New England-record 37-pound monster togue.
We are still delivering or mailing our magazines each month to stores that remain open, so look for us at your nearest newsstand. And it’s a great time to ensure your own copy each month by requesting a print or digital subscription at www.MaineSportsman.com, or by calling 207 622-4242.
Thanks for your continued readership support, and stay safe while enjoying all that Maine – and The Maine Sportsman – have to offer.
– Will Lund, editor
The Maine Sportsman magazine