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  • snowmobiles green 190x300 Maine Guides OnlineWelcome to Maine Guides Online! Maine Guides everywhere have come together to make the largest index of Maine Recreational Guides on the Internet.

    Maine Guides .com provides a technological treasury of information including the History of the Maine GuideHow to Become a Maine Guide and more.

    MaineGuides.com is a one-stop resource providing easy searches for Licensed Professional Maine Guides throughout the state or for any Maine recreational sport fromMaine Bird Watching to Whitewater Rafting in Maine. It includes a one-step clickable map of Maine to help you search Maine Guides by area, and is punctuated by a vast gallery of outdoor images.

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    History of the Maine Guide:

    She Was Maine’s First Licensed Guide

    Cornilia Maine Guides OnlineCornilia Thurza Crosby, or “Fly Rod”, Maine’s first Registered Maine Guide

    On March 19, 1897, The Maine legislature passed a bill requiring hunting guides to register with the state. Maine registered 1316 guides in that 1st year. The honor of receiving the first Maine guiding license went to Cornilia Thurza Crosby, or “Fly Rod”, as she was affectionately known to friends across the country. Crosby first discovered her love for the wilderness when, on the advice of her doctor, she left her job in a bank to seek “a large dose of the outdoors”. This prescription brought her to Rangeley, Maine, where she found work housekeeping in some of the large hotels in the area. She became friends with the local guides, and from them she learned the lore of the woods and the pleasures of camping, hunting, and fishing.

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      • WILD WOMEN: Becoming an Outdoors-Woman in Maine June 27, 2014
        Each year, more and more women are getting involved in outdoor activities.  I find their reasons range from wanting to be more active to a desire to learn outdoor skills so they can pass them on to their children or grandchildren to gaining their own independence and strength.  Some want to get involved so they may join a […]
        Emily MacCabe
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      • Short Videos Offer Glimpse Of Wildlife Biologists In The Field May 15, 2014
        Chuck Hulsey is a wildlife biologist with an eye for detail and a knack for stories. That’s what makes this new feature on the IFW Website so compelling. “In The Wildlife Biologist’s Footsteps” is Chuck Hulsey taking two passions, video filming and wildlife, and creating memorable video stories of wildlife biologists working in the field. […]
        marklatti
    • rss Maine Guides Online MDIF: Insider
      • Nets of the Trade March 25, 2014
        Trap nets are used by MDIF&W fisheries biologists primarily in the fall to catch salmon and trout as they move into shallower water in search of spawning areas, which may include spring seeps, upwellings, and areas of flowing water (inlet/outlets). Trap nets are usually comprised of a single long net (lead) set vertically in the water trailing […]
        Ashley Malinowski
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