Hunting at Moosehead Lake, August 1887Item 1027 info
Maine Historical Society
Some Maine hunters had, for many decades, taken advantage of the prolific game in the state and killed deer and caribou, especially, by the hundreds and shipped them to out-of-state markets.
Others took numerous deer or other game as food for families or logging camps.
Also popular since at least mid century was the practice of killing moose primarily for their hides, leaving most of the meat behind.
By the end of the nineteenth century, however, a new sensibility about natural resources was spreading.