Final article in a series of four articles about the Baxter Park Authority. Thi
Final article in a series of four articles about the Baxter Park Authority. This installment focues on the capitulation of the Baxter Park Authority to local pressures to open the newly-purchased Penobscot West Branch parcel of 2, 669 acres to unrestricted hunting abd trapping despite Park Director Buz Caverly's wish that it be preserved as a game sanctuary. The parcel, purchased last year, contains four miles of the the Appalachian Trail, and had traditionally be used by local people for these activities. The Fin and Feather Club of Millinocket and the Sportsman's Alliance of Maine, incensed over the possibility of restrictions, brought pressure to bear. With aelated "Maine Perspectives" piece arguing that Gov. Percival Baxter's "big mistake" was to entrust his wildreness legacy to a Baxter Park Authority whose membership is selected by the governor.
Baxter State Park
Austin, Phyllis, "Final article in a series of four articles about the Baxter Park Authority. Thi" (1998). Maine News Index – Maine Times. 2944.
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