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2014-06-12 12:29:53

Dumping Bait in the Woods Habituates Bears to Humans and Grows Their Population PORTLAND, Maine, June 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Mainers for Fair Bear Hunting is calling on the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife to put an end to bear baiting - an unsporting practice where piles of rotting meat, pizza and stale pastries lure bears in for an easy trophy kill - to prevent future human and bear conflicts. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140612/117490 Daryl Dejoy, director of...

2008-09-27 15:00:19

By Donna M. Perry FARMINGTON - Ed Kfoury and Nancy Perlson of the Rangeley Lakes Heritage Trust were recognized Friday for their efforts that "go above and beyond" to serve Maine's outdoors interests, fish and wildlife resources and the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife. Under the guidance of Kfoury, the president of the trust since its inception in 1991, and Perlson, the executive director, the organization has conserved 12,500 acres of important wildlife habitat, 45...

2008-08-09 15:00:23

By KEVIN MILLER; OF THE NEWS STAFF Residents have until close of business on Monday to comment on a proposal to remove the bald eagle from Maine's list of protected species. Biologists with the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife say bald eagle populations have recovered to the point that they no longer merit inclusion on the state's list of "threatened" species. There are now more than 470 pairs of nesting eagles in Maine, up from a few dozen in the late 1960s. The...

2008-07-17 15:00:36

AUGUSTA - Drivers whose vehicles sport the Conservation "Loon" Registration Plate will receive free admission to state parks and historic sites this weekend, July 19 and 20, the state department of conservation announced. The pass only is valid at parks managed by the Maine Department of Conservation and at participating historic sites. Conservation "Loon" Plate holders who visit the Maine Wildlife Park in Gray or Swan Island in Richmond this weekend will be asked to pay regular admission....

2008-06-18 18:00:18

By Terry Karkos RUMFORD - Two informational meetings will be held next week to detail proposals designed to combine ice and open-water fishing opportunities. Also, regulations will be consolidated into a two- year booklet, which will become available on April 1, 2010. Fisheries officials will seek public comment at the meetings, the first on Monday, June 23, at the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife's Gray Regional Office at 358 Shaker Road. The second is Wednesday, June...

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  • In the phrase to out-herod Herod, to be more violent than Herod (as represented in the old mystery plays); hence, to exceed in any excess of evil.
Herod refers to 'Herod the Great,' a Roman client king and 'a madman who murdered his own family and a great many rabbis.' According to the OED, the term is 'chiefly with allusion to Shakespeare's use' in Hamlet.