December 4, 2022

Maine’s “Any-Deer” Lottery Wednesday

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This Wednesday the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife (MDIFW) will, once again, do random draws for a limited number of “Any-Deer” permits. This permit allows a deer hunter to harvest any age and sex of deer. Otherwise, all harvests of deer are limited to bucks only and antler restrictions.

Because of lousy deer numbers in certain areas of the state (the blame is always bad winters), MDIFW will only issue 28,770 permits, compared to 37,185 last year – 46,710 were issued in 2013. At this rate, MDIFW will eliminate the permit within a few more years.


The permit draw results will be posted HERE on September 9, 2015.


These two “deer hunters” say they don’t need no stinkin’ permit!