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Keywords: Bird hunting

Historical Items

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Item 64136

Bird hunting, Strong, ca. 1905

Contributed by: Strong Historical Society Date: circa 1905 Location: Strong Media: Photographic print

Item 111602

Abercrombie & Fitch hunting pants, Rockport, ca. 1930

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1930 Location: Rockport Media: cotton

Item 5880

Tom's loon from Ragged Lake 12 1/2 lbs., 1895

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1895 Media: Photographic print

Online Exhibits

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Hunting Season

Maine's ample woods historically provided numerous game animals and birds for hunters seeking food, fur, or hides. The promotion of hunting as tourism and concerns about conservation toward the end of the nineteenth century changed the nature of hunting in Maine.


Hiking, Art and Science: Portland's White Mountain Club

In 1873, a group of men, mostly from Portland, formed the second known hiking club in the U.S., the White Mountain Club of Portland, to carry out their scientific interests, their love of hiking and camaraderie, and their artistic interests in painting and drawing the features of several of the White Mountains.


Umbazooksus & Beyond

Visitors to the Maine woods in the early twentieth century often recorded their adventures in private diaries or journals and in photographs. Their remembrances of canoeing, camping, hunting and fishing helped equate Maine with wilderness.

Site Pages

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Mount Desert Island: Shaped by Nature - The Indian Encampment

… bead-work, snow-shows, gulls’ breasts, stuffed birds, clubs, carved sticks, bows and arrows, etc.

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Skowhegan Community History - Abenakis in the Norridgewock/Skowhegan Area

The children would hunt sea birds and spear crabs and lobsters. The men went deep sea spearing for (Passamaquoddy) porpoises and seals.

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Mount Desert Island: Shaped by Nature - Beginnings

… harvested an incredibly diverse range of mammals, birds and fish, and gathered plants for food, medicine, and raw materials.

My Maine Stories

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Norcross Deer Hunting
by Albert Fowler

How hunting has impacted my life


My career as a wildlife biologist
by Ron Joseph

Rural Maine provided the foundation of a rewarding career as a wildlife biologist.