Winter Road Conquered

BEFORE GROUND PREPARATION, HERE LIES AN UNTAMED WINTER ROAD Seven Islands requests Jack Searles to excavate and prepare the mile long winter road for a food plot And who is this at the Kabota helm? None other than retired minister Bill Carter.

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Winter Road Conquered

First aid and map & compass/GPS classes offered

OQUOSSOC — After a very successful Registered Maine Guides Course this winter, the Rangeley Region Guides’ and Sportsmen’s Association will again host instructors from Maine’s Outdoor Learning Center to teach a couple of classes this summer. The two-day Wilderness First Aid course will be taught Friday, July 8 and Saturday, July 9

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First aid and map & compass/GPS classes offered

MDIF&W: Bat Disease, White-Nose Syndrome, Confirmed in Maine; Not Harmful to Humans, But Deadly to Bats

####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 MDIF&W Spokeswoman Deborah Turcotte at (207) 592-1164 or USFWS National White-Nose Syndrome Communications Leader Ann Froschauer (413) 253-8356* **Bat Disease, White-Nose Syndrome, Confirmed in Maine; Not Harmful to Humans, but Deadly to Bats** AUGUSTA, Maine – The Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife has received confirmation that white-nose syndrome, a disease that has killed more than one million bats in eastern North America, now is in Maine. Until this year, Maine appeared to be insulated from white-nose syndrome while states and provinces outside its borders were not. However, during surveys conducted by MDIF&W biologists this spring, bats at two sites in Oxford County displayed visible signs of white-nose syndrome fungus on their wings and muzzles

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MDIF&W: Bat Disease, White-Nose Syndrome, Confirmed in Maine; Not Harmful to Humans, But Deadly to Bats

Drivers Urged to Heed New Roadside Warning Signs and Watch Out for Deer

**MAINE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION** **MAINE DEPARTMENT OF INLAND FISHERIES & WILDLIFE** [www.maine.gov/mdot]( http://www.maine.gov/mdot/ ) www.maine.gov/mdot [www.mefishwildlife.com]( http://www.mefishwildlife.com ) *MEDIA: For more information, call MDOT Spokesman Mark Latti at (207) 624-3030 or MDIF&W Spokeswoman Deborah Turcotte at (207) 592-1164* AUGUSTA, Maine – The arrival of spring means deer are on the move along roadways. MaineDOT and the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife are urging drivers to heed posted warning signs and slow down, particularly in areas where historically a high number of deer-vehicle collisions have occurred. As snow slowly disappears this spring, areas along the sides of roads are generally one of the first areas to green up with vegetation.

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Drivers Urged to Heed New Roadside Warning Signs and Watch Out for Deer