Category Archives: Hunting

Time to tell DIFW if you support lots more any deer permits

It’s time to let DIFW know if you support their proposal to issue the most any-deer permits ever. You can send your comments to Becky Orff by email (Becky.Orff@maine.gov) or regular mail (Inland Fisheries and Wildlife Department, 284 State Street 42 SHS, Augusta. ME 04333. Here’s the column I wrote earlier this month about this […]

Do you think moose hunters want to shoot calves?

Perhaps the most important goal in DIFW’s new moose management plan is this one: maintain a healthy sustainable moose population while providing hunting and viewing opportunities. Don’t we wish this was easy. The plan notes that as Maine moves into a new horizon moose management impacts of winter ticks, a warming climate, changing forest practices […]

Here are the any-deer permit numbers by district

Want to know how many any-deer permits will be issued in your favorite deer hunting district? Here’s the answer, in a proposal publicized yesterday by DIFW. MAPA-3 revised 2-2016 Notice of Agency Rule-making Proposal ADVERTISE: June 6, 2018 AGENCY: 09-137 Inland Fisheries and Wildlife CHAPTER NUMBER AND TITLE: Chapters 4.03 (A-5.) and (C.1.) – Deer […]

Maine’s got too may bears

Maine’s bear population is too high and DIFW is looking for ways to reduce that population. This is one key goal in the agency’s new big game management plan. In previous posts, I’ve written about the overall plan and the specific plans for turkeys and deer. Today we’ll tackle black bears. Maine started paying bounties […]