Issues from turkeys and moose to ATVs scheduled for hearings

Issues including turkeys, moose, deer, and bears, to landowner relations, ATVs, and invasive aquatic species will be heard on February 11 and 13 by the legislature’s Committee on Inland Fisheries and Wildlife.

You can get the details of these bills on the legislature’s website. Here’s the hearing schedule.

Monday, February 11, 9 am

LD 275, An act to change the bag limits on wild turkey

LD 313, An act to increase access to moose and doe permits for combat-injured veterans

LD 321, An act to ensure the continuation of the landowner relations program

LD 337, An act to start a spring beer hunting season.

Wednesday, February 13, 9 am

LD 212, An act to provide a source of funding for the ATV recreational management fund

LD 235, An act to increase funding to contain and manage the spread of invasive aquatic species

LD 339, An act to prohibit unattended watercraft on open water

LD 386, An act to establish a comprehensive wildlife biology internship program

LD 442, An act to set speed limits for all terrain vehicles on trails within 50 yards of a stream or pond to prevent runoff


George Smith

About George Smith

George stepped down at the end of 2010 after 18 years as the executive director of the Sportsman’s Alliance of Maine to write full time. He writes a weekly editorial page column in the Kennebec Journal and Waterville Morning Sentinel, a weekly travel column in those same newspapers (with his wife Linda), monthly columns in The Maine Sportsman magazine, two outdoor news blogs (one on his website,, and one on the website of the Bangor Daily News), and special columns for many publications and newsletters. Islandport Press published a book of George's favorite columns, "A Life Lived Outdoors" in 2014. In 2014, George also won a Maine Press Association award for writing the state's bet sports blog. In 2016, Down East Books published George's book, Maine Sporting Camps, and Islandport Press published George and his wife Linda's travel book, Take It From ME, about their favorite Maine inns and restaurants.