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Wildlife Tracking in Maine
November 8, 2023 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pmFree
Speaker: Charles Hulsey (Chuck)
Chuck will share wildlife tracking and species ID tips and techniques that he has used over the years while doing winter wildlife tracking surveys for lynx, bobcat, pine marten, and fisher. These techniques allow for accurate identification of the owner’s tracks, even if of poor quality, which is commonly the case. I took the attached picture will doing Canada lynx surveys in western Maine. The tracks were filled in but could be identified from a hundred feet away as lynx due to their size, and just importantly, the track pattern. I will cover these things during my talk.
Charles Hulsey: a 1978 graduate of the University of Maine at Orono with BS Wildlife Mgt. and BS Forest Management degrees. He worked for the Maine Forest Service from 1978-1988, most of that time as a district forester providing management advice to small woodland owners. He has worked for the MDIFW since 1988, nearly all of that time as the Regional Wildlife Biologist in Region D, western Maine. He is presently working on three statewide projects: Writing wildlife habitat management guidelines for the Maine Bureau of Parks and Lands with fellow wildlife biologist Sarah Spencer; providing deer wintering area management assistance statewide; and providing additional assistance capacity to the Department’s relatively new private lands program