Category Archives: Dept of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife News

ATV Task Force Recommendations Issued

Here are the recommendations issued by the ATV Task Force. You can read the Task Force’s entire report here: https://www.maine.gov/ifw/docs/ATV-Task-Force-Report-2020-1-6%20FINAL.pdf MAINE DEPARTMENT OF INLAND FISHERIES & WILDLIFE 284 State St., Augusta, ME 04333   (207) 287-8000  www.mefishwildlife.com For More Information, Please Contact: Mark Latti, MDIFW Communications Director, 287-5216, 592-1339 (cell) mark.latti@maine.gov ATV Task Force Submits Recommendations, […]

DIFW debating how to increase game harvests

I wasn’t surprised that Maine hunters killed fewer deer, bears, and turkeys last year, because fewer people are hunting in Maine. But I was surprised that harvest numbers declined so sharply. State officials said the preliminary number of deer killed was around 28,000, down from 32,451 in 2018. The turkey fall harvest this year was […]

Monitoring Maine’s deer population is a community effort

Here’s an interesting column by DIFW’s Sarah Boyden. Monitoring Maine’s deer population is a community effort By Assistant Regional Wildlife Biologist, Sarah Boyden In this season of giving thanks, I want to appreciate the hardworking men and women that help the Department manage our wildlife species. Deer season is a busy time of year for […]

Maine has too many bald eagles

Recently Maine’s Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife issued the following news about bald eagles: Bald eagles were not always as common in Maine as they are today. In 1962, only 27 nesting pairs were found across the state. After decades of monitoring and implementation of intensive management practices, including working with willing landowners to conserve […]

DIFW Wants Your Thoughts on New Furbearers Plan

The Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife wants to hear from you about their new management plan for furbearers including fox, raccoon, beaver, and lots more, including skunks. Here’s what this is all about: The meetings and online forum are part of a larger study designed to assess priorities for furbearer management, including the issues […]