Maine, a Guide down East

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Game: deer, bear, fox, rabbit, bobcat, lynx, otter, fisher, mink, woodcock, partridge, duck, and geese.
There is excellent woodcock hunting in alder swamps near Machias.
Popular duck-hunting grounds are found in the Grand Lake region and along Grand Lake Stream.
SE. Section: Hancock, parts of Waldo and Knox, most of Washington, and southern Penobscot Counties.
Game: moose, deer, bear, fox, raccoon, rabbit, woodcock, partridge, and duck. Raccoon is particularly plentiful in Hancock County.
Woodcock flock near Ellsworth along the coast, and partridge and pheasants abound in the warmer regions near the coast.
A good duck-hunting ground is Pocamoonshine Lake in Princeton, Washington County.

At one time there was only one Fish and Game Association in Maine, and this was State-wide in scope. In recent years, many county and city organizations have been formed, all of them with large enrollments. Their purpose is not to encourage fishing and hunting, but to co-operate in the conservation of fish and game. This is accomplished by seeing to it that protective laws are passed, and then aiding in their enforcement.

Open seasons on game vary in different sections of the State and the game laws are frequently changed, so that it is always advisable to have a copy of the Maine Hunting Laws. This may be obtained from the Maine Publicity Bureau in Portland, together with a complete list of hunting camps, hotels, and farm inns. With judicious planning, the hunting season may be prolonged by moving from one part of the State to another; for example, with the varying seasons on deer in different sections, it is possible for a hunter to change his location so that he may hunt continually from October 16 to December 15.


CANOEING

FOR the experienced canoeist, there is no better way of becoming acquainted with the heart of Maine than by following any one of the courses that have been laid through the great maze of inland waterways penetrating the forests of the State. Hunting, fishing, hiking, and mountain climbing, all important features of Maine's outdoor life, can easily be made side issues to a leisurely but exciting journey by canoe over home one chain of Maine's lakes and streams. The hardships of the trip -- aching muscles at the day's end, wet weather, insects -- are far outweighed by the thrill of shooting rapids, the pride felt by the successful

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