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The 2012 deer season ended with a total harvest of 21,365 deer, representing an increase of 13% over the 2011 harvest of 18,839. Increases in the harvest were seen in all wildlife management districts.

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Breaking The Color Barrier
With enough noise and grunting to wake a deaf man (which pretty much describes me), two bears came crashing out of the dense Canadian bush on a dead run and stopped suddenly, smack dab in the middle of the clearing my stand overlooked. I had spent the last five hours napping and reading the better portions of a Reader’s Digest magazine, while consuming too much hard candy.

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Augusta – A limited two-week deer reduction season will begin Monday, Dec. 1, on two parcels of land owned by the City of Old Town.

The season was requested by the City of Old Town, and was unanimously approved by the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife Advisory Council on Oct. 22 during an emergency rule-making session. The decision follows years of discussion with the public, the City of Old town, the Town of Orono and the University of Maine.

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Augusta – The Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife conducted its annual Any-Deer Permit Lottery today and is granting 51,850 permits to current hunting license holders.

A list of permit holders is now available for viewing on www.mefishwildlife.com

This year, 66,476 people entered the lottery. The permit allocation is follows: Resident: 39,578; Non-Resident: 3,579; Landowner: 8,421; Superpack: 272.

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Augusta - The Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife would like to inform people of some changes in the law concerning the issuance of antlerless deer permits.

During its last session, the Maine Legislature passed Public Law Chapter 492 that went into effect as an emergency law on March 12, 2008. The new law does change the way the Superpack Licenses will deal with antlerless deer permits. Superpack license holders still will be eligible for entry into the Superpack antlerless lottery and if chosen, which most holders will be, can then take one more antlerless deer during the other deer seasons.

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Augusta – The Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife and the Maine Snowmobile Association on Tuesday honored private, municipal and corporate landowners for their generosity in opening up their land to outdoor enthusiasts.

Six individuals or entities received recognition at the annual Landowner Relations Awards Banquet on Tuesday, Oct. 21 in Augusta, which was sponsored by IF&W and hosted by MSA.

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Dear Friend of the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife:Here’s some important information from the Department we’d like you to know about.

HUNTING, TRAPPING AND FALL FISHING:
Any-Deer Permits: Please write down your number and keep with your hunting license. IF&W will not be sending out permits this year in an effort to conserve funds. For more information, see http://deer.informe.org/index.htm

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Augusta – The Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife Advisory Council on Wednesday, Oct. 22, unanimously approved an emergency rule to allow a limited two-week deer reduction season on two parcels of land owned by the City of Old Town.

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Augusta - Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife Commissioner Roland "Danny" Martin is giving considerable thought to an Old Town City Council's decision to support a limited deer reduction season on city-owned land.

Whether that season takes place in December, as suggested at the City Council's meeting on Monday night, is unknown at this time.

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Augusta – Hunting and fall fishing seasons are underway in Maine, and the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife wants hunters and anglers to be aware of rules and agency initiatives in order to have a safe season.

Hunters and anglers are reminded to read and carry with them their appropriate law books. The law books are available at any licensing agent and at the Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife. For more information, call 287-8000.

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Augusta – One of Maine’s oldest traditions gets underway Saturday, Nov. 1, with the start of the 2008 Deer Season. And, in several locations in southe...

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Augusta – The Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife is pleased to announce that Cabela’s has joined its growing list of MOSES licensing agents, and that all Wal-Mart locations statewide now are MOSES agents as well.

MOSES is the Department’s online licensing system and is available at approximately 240 locations statewide and on the IF&W Web site, www.maine.gov/ifw .

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Augusta, Maine – Ten hunters this week won the privilege to hunt moose in Maine during the upcoming season by bidding a total of $109,111 in the 2008 Maine Moose Permit Auction, which benefits youth conservation education scholarships.

More than 30 people took part in the auction. The 10 successful bids ranged from $8,500 to $12,650.

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Augusta, Maine – Who - or what - is MOSES and why is he - or it - so popular?

MOSES is an “it” - and after five years this online system continues to gain popularity as the preferred method to purchase licenses and registrations from the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife and its 236 affiliated agents statewide.

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Augusta – Maine’s deer herd is facing many threats as a result of this year’s harsh winter. One of them is man’s best friend.

Members of the Maine Warden Service are reporting a number of dog-versus-deer situations in which household pets are threatening and injuring or killing deer.

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Millinocket, Maine – In four separate instances on Monday, Judy and Rick Givens encountered moose standing on snowmobile trails between Millinocket and Jo-Mary Mountain.

Twice Mrs. Givens was frightened – and angry. Not with the moose, but with the snowmobilers riding on the trails from the opposite direction.

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2007 Deer Harvest Nears Expectations; Winter Conditions Affect Population For more information, please contact State Deer Biologist Lee Kantar at 207...

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Augusta, Maine – The 2007 Hunting Season is turning out to be one of the safest seasons since records began being kept in 1940, according to preliminary Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife numbers.

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Augusta, Maine – Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife Commissioner, Roland “Dan” Martin announced today that the Annual Moose Lottery will be held on Thursday, June 12 at 6:00 p.m. at the Kittery Trading Post in Kittery.

“We are excited to partner with the Kittery Trading Post for such an anticipated event,” said Martin. “At 6:00 p.m., we will commence the drawing and announce the name of the first hunter fortunate enough to be selected.”

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Augusta, Maine – The preliminary numbers are in from this fall’s moose hunt, and this year, 2,052 hunters were successful in their quest for a moose. The department issued 2,880 permits, and the preliminary success rate for hunters in 2007 is 71%. Moose season ended on October 13.

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For More Information Concerning Maine's Whitetailed-Deer and Chronic Wasting Disease, Please Contact IFW Deer Biologist Lee Kantar at 941-4477.

Augusta, Maine – The Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife has received good news from the University of Connecticut Veterinary Diagnostic Lab. All 909 white-tailed deer tissue samples submitted for testing came back negative for Chronic Wasting Disease. At this time, there is no evidence of CWD found in Maine’s wild deer herd.

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Augusta, Maine - Motorists need to be aware that Moose are on the move in late May and June, and statistics show that there are more moose vehicle crashes June than any other month of the year.

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What do you want your town to look like 50 years from now? This question is becoming somewhat of a cliché and is heard at many town visioning sessions and planning forums. Some, especially those living beyond coastal York and Cumberland Counties, might argue that on first glance, many of our Main Streets and common commuting routes haven’t changed considerably since 1957.

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Augusta, Maine - Despite a rainy and windy opening day to the deer season, hunters fared a little better than expected last year during the deer season, with 29,918 deer killed. The number is slightly above the 29,400 preseason prediction, and also above the 20 year average of 28,700.

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