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Wildlife Chainsaw Artists at Maine Wildlife Park

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Name: Wildlife Chainsaw Artists at Maine Wildlife Park
Date: July 22, 2017
Time: 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM EDT
Event Description:
On Saturday, July 22nd, from 11am to 2pm, the very popular Chainsaw Wildlife Art event is back for another year! Join 3 professional chainsaw carver/ artists at the Maine Wildlife Park, Route 26 in Gray to watch and photograph the creative and impressive process of chainsaw carving wildlife images.

Ron Carlson is a professional chainsaw carver from China, Maine. He began woodcarving in the mid-1960s and enjoyed this highly rewarding hobby until the early 1990s, when a friend introduced him to the chainsaw. The speed and versatility of chainsaw cutting amazed him, and his lifelong hobby became his business in 1993.
Ron can be contacted directly at               

Tim Pickett is from southern Maine and has chainsaw carved the very popular bear, turtle and mountain lion at the Wildlife Park. Thousands of people have enjoyed these beautiful life-sized carvings and have had their photographs taken with them.

Dan Burns is from the Augusta area and specializes in carving bears and birds. He does free-standing carvings as well as stumps. You can see a large sampling of his work on his website at:

Plan to make a trip to the wildlife park to see all 4 of these talented artists/carvers in action on Saturday July 22nd! Bring your cameras and your earplugs! The artists will have carvings for sale too!

The Maine Wildlife Park is owned and operated by the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife. The park exists to promote an understanding and awareness of the wildlife, conservation and habitat protection programs and projects of MDIFW. 

The Maine Wildlife Park has over 30 species of native wildlife on display, plus wildlife gardens, nature trails, a fish hatchery and other interactive exhibits and displays. The park is open daily from April 15th through November 11th from 9:30am-4:30pm; visitors may then stay until 6:00pm. 

Admission to the park is free for ages 3 and under; $5.50 ages 4-12; $7.50 for adults, and $5.50 for seniors. Groups of 15 or more are $3.50 per person. Bring a picnic and spend the day! Family and Community Season Passes are available, and are an incredible bargain for families and groups that visit the park several times over the course of the summer.
Remember that Family Passes make a great gift; and are available for purchase in the Department of Fish & Wildlife’s Online store @ 

For more information about any of these programs, please call the Maine Wildlife Park at  207-657-4977; or visit us online at , or on Facebook!
Maine Wildlife Park, Route 26, Gray, ME 
Date/Time Information:
Saturday, July 22 from 11 AM to 2 PM 
Contact Information:
Maine Wildlife Park at 207.657.4977
Admission to the park is free for ages 3 and under; $5.50 ages 4-12; $7.50 for adults, and $5.50 for seniors. Groups of 15 or more are $3.50 per person
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