Maine Warden Service, Maine Marine Patrol Join Gov. LePage in Urging Water Safety

####MAINE DEPARTMENT OF INLAND FISHERIES & WILDLIFE ####MAINE DEPARTMENT OF MARINE RESOURCES *MEDIA: Contact DIF&W Director of Information and Education Edie Smith at (207) 592-1164 Or Maine Marine Patrol Pilot Steve Ingram at (207) 624-6560* FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 14, 2011 **Life Jackets, Preparation Essential When Sea Kayaking, Boating** AUGUSTA, Maine — With five fatalities recently on Maine’s coastal and inland waters, the Maine Marine Patrol and Maine Warden Service are working with Gov. Paul LePage to remind boaters and anglers of the inherent dangers that can occur when unprepared to respond to changing conditions or accidents. Two people have died in sea kayaking incidents in the Bar Harbor and Lamoine areas this year, and three people have died while fishing from a boat or on a sandbar and while recreational boating.

Read the original:
Maine Warden Service, Maine Marine Patrol Join Gov. LePage in Urging Water Safety

Operation Dry Water: Maine Warden Service on Lookout For Impaired Boaters

####MAINE DEPARTMENT OF INLAND FISHERIES & WILDLIFE 284 State St., SHS 41, Augusta, ME 04333 [www.mefishwildlife.com]( http://www.mefishwildlife.com ) Public — Main Number: (207) 287-8000 *MEDIA: For more information, call Director of Information and Education Edie Smith at 592-4348* FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 24, 2011 **OPERATION DRY WATER: Maine Warden Service On Lookout For Impaired Boaters** AUGUSTA, Maine – For the first official weekend of summer, the Maine Warden Service and the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators are beefing up their efforts to find boaters operating under the influence of alcohol and drugs. “Operation Dry Water” takes place June 24-26 across the United States, as law enforcement agencies emphasize deterring impaired boaters and educating the public about the dangers associated with boating and operating under the influence (OUI). One in five boating fatalities nationwide result from boating OUIs, and in Maine nearly 15 percent of all boating incidents involve alcohol or drugs

Go here to see the original:
Operation Dry Water: Maine Warden Service on Lookout For Impaired Boaters

MDIF&W Offers Tips on Living Among Wildlife

###MAINE DEPARTMENT OF INLAND FISHERIES & WILDLIFE 284 State St., SHS 41, Augusta, ME 04333 [www.mefishwildlife.com]( http://www.mefishwildlife.com )Public: Main Number: (207) 287-8000 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 27, 2011 *Media: For more information, contact MDIF&W Spokeswoman Deborah Turcotte at (207) 592-1164* ####MDIF&W Offers Tips on Living Among Wildlife With nature in full bloom, many people are headed outdoors – into their backyards, the woods and the beaches. Wildlife is active, too, and the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife reminds people to follow these simple steps to be safe among the wildlife and to keep young animals with their mothers.

Visit link:
MDIF&W Offers Tips on Living Among Wildlife

MDIF&W: Family Free Fishing Days June 4-5

####MAINE DEPARTMENT OF INLAND FISHERIES & WILDLIFE [www.mefishwildlife.com]( http://www.mefishwildlife.com ) Public: For more information, contact MDIF&W at (207) 287-8000 *Media: For more information, contact Spokesperson Deborah Turcotte at (207) 592-1164** For Immediate Release May 25, 2011 **Plan Ahead! Family Free Fishing Days NEXT Weekend – June 4-5** AUGUSTA – The Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife’s annual spring Family Free Fishing Days are coming up on June 4-5. This free fishing event is open to any person except those whose license has been revoked or suspended. All fishing regulations on gear, bait, and bag and size limits apply.

Read more here:
MDIF&W: Family Free Fishing Days June 4-5