According to News Center Maine, Governor Janet Mills has suspended the need for fishing licenses through April 30, 2020 and is encouraging us to get some fresh air. From a safe distance, of course.

Maine boating registration renewals have also been extended. The weather is pretty nice, maybe we should open up camp soon and get the boat in. Turkey season is also around the corner, it opens on May 4th.

Getting outdoors is good exercise for your body and is amazing at clearing your mind as well. Fresh air and sunshine do a body good. I'm in need of some sunshine sponsored vitamin D after our winter.

Whether you enjoy hiking, kayaking, canoeing, fishing, boating, walking, running, hunting or other outdoor activities, you are encouraged to pursue them under these guidelines:

  • Keep a minimum of six feet away from other people. No need to crowd the trail.
  • If you are traveling to an outdoor destination, travel in a vehicle only with members of your own household.
  • Visit spots that are on the down low, avoid popular fishing holes and hiking trails.
  • Have alternate plans in case your first choice is too crowded.
  • Arrive to your destination earlier or later in the day to avoid busy times.
  • Always let someone know where you are going and when you'll be back.
  • Be aware that public restrooms are closed, plan for that in an environmentaly friendly way.
  • If you have been exposed to COVID-19 or you are experiencing ANY symptoms, please stay home.