April 1, 2023

Maine: Any-Deer Lottery Application Deadline Approaching

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The Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife is reminding hunters that the deadline to apply for the 2013 Any-Deer (Antlerless) Permit Lottery is August 15.

Online applications must be completed by 11:59 p.m. on that date and can be found by visiting www.mefishwildlife.com.

It is free to apply for the any-deer permit lottery. The lottery drawing will be held on September 9 and results will be posted on the Department’s web site that day after 2 p.m.

A total of 46,710 any-deer permits will be issued in these 16 wildlife management districts: 3, 6, 7, 12, 13, 15-17, 20-26 and 29. It is bucks only in all other wildlife management districts.

Deer hunting season (firearms) begins with Youth Deer Hunting Day on Oct. 26. Youth hunters may take a buck statewide or an antlerless deer only in the wildlife management districts where any-deer permits will be issued this fall.

Maine Resident Only Day will be held on Nov. 2 this year.

Deer hunting season (firearms) runs from Nov. 4 to Nov. 30.

For more information on deer hunting in Maine, visit www.mefishwildlife.com.