Title

With the number of hunters in Maine declining, four owners of hunting-related bu

Authors

Sean Donahue

Source

Mainebiz

Date

11-22-2004

Pages

1, 12-15

Abstract

With the number of hunters in Maine declining, four owners of hunting-related businesses describe what they do and how the industry has changed. They include: Carroll Ware, 58, a Registered Maine Guide and owner of Fins & Furs Adventures in Skowhegan; Howell Copp, 47, owner of Howell's Gun and Archery Center in Gray; Matt Libby, 50, fourth-generation owner of Libby's Camps near Ashland; and Steve Jandreau, 35, a taxidermist and owner of Wildlife Artistry in Portage. Copp says business is good, although other gun shops have gone under and many new regulations have taken effect. Libby says his camps do well, though deer hunters are an aging population. Jandreau has a backlog of work and might move to a larger space and hire more helpers.

Subjects

Hunting

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