Category Archives: Dept of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife News

Any-deer permits by district

DIF&W has announced this year’s any-deer permit numbers. Here’s the list by WMD, with the agency’s explanation. The Commissioner of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife is proposing to adopt antlerless deer permit (ADP) numbers for the 2019 regular deer hunting season and special muzzle-loading season by setting specific permit allocations for the 29 Wildlife Management Districts […]

Legislature debates Advisory Council nominees and law changes

On Wednesday the legislature’s IFW Committee held confirmation hearings for 6 people nominated for positions on the Inland Fisheries and Wildlife Advisory Council. Among other things, the Council must approve all DIFW rules. The nominees are Jerry Scribner of Belgrade, Lindsay Ware of Ellsworth, Robert Duchesne of Old Town, Albro Cowperthwaite Jr of Linneus, Kristin […]

New way to track fishing rules

DIF&W has a new online system that allows you to access fishing rules and other information by body of water. You can access this info here: https://www.maine.gov/ifw/fishing-boating/fishing/fishing-resources/online-angling-tool.html And here’s the announcement from DIF&W.  Open water fishing season is underway in Maine and we’re pleased to share Maine’s Fishing Laws Online Angling Tool (FLOAT), an online map-based […]