The Great Outdoors: Drought conditions had chain reactions

By Wayne Hooper / Wildlife biologists in Maine say it could take up to four years for the state’s wild brook trout population to fully recover from last year’s drought.
Not with guns, but with fishing rods.
Currently there are certified 4-H Shooting Sports instructors in every county in Maine, and that list is growing.
Instructors must be at least 21 years of age.
nnn Every bow hunter in the world should be aware of Fred Bear.
n Don’t look for deer, look for movement and remember it’s what they’re looking for, too.
n The best camouflage pattern is called, “Sit down and be quiet!” Your grandpa hunted deer in a red plaid coat; think about that for a second.
n Hunt where the deer actually are, not where you’d imagine them to be.
n Next year’s hunt begins the minute this season’s hunt ends.
Wayne Hooper is a member of the New England Outdoor Writers Association and a lifelong Seacoast resident.

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