September 30, 2020

Maine Looking at Deer Hunting Changes

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Below are two issues that are being considered at the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries. Both issues deal with deer hunting and archery. There is contact information to make comment on these issues if you wish. No public hearings have been scheduled at this time.

AGENCY: Department of Inland Fisheries & Wildlife

RULE TITLE OR SUBJECT: Deer Hunting – Open and Closed Season

PROPOSED RULE NUMBER:

CONCISE SUMMARY : The Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife is proposing to establish the framework for the hunting season for antlerless deer (with hand-held bow and arrow only) within the Drakes Island and Wells Sanctuaries, in the town of Wells. This is a permit-only hunt with permits being issued to licensed archery hunters authorized by a landowner. This special permit hunt will be open for a specified period between November 1 and December 31.

THIS RULE WILL__ WILL NOT_ X HAVE A FISCAL IMPACT ON MUNICIPALITIES.

STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 12 MRSA Section 11402

PUBLIC HEARING ) : None scheduled – one may be requested.

DEADLINE FOR COMMENTS: April 14, 2006

AGENCY CONTACT PERSON: Andrea L. Erskine

AGENCY NAME: Department of Inland Fisheries & Wildlife

ADDRESS: #41 SHS, Augusta, ME 04333-0041

e-mail: andrea.erskine@maine.gov

TELEPHONE: 287-5201

AGENCY:  Inland Fisheries and Wildlife

RULE TITLE OR SUBJECT: Deer Hunting – Expanded Archery Season

PROPOSED RULE NUMBER:

CONCISE SUMMARY: The Commissioner of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife proposes to make changes to the existing expanded archery deer hunting areas; specifically, re-designating the portions of Wildlife Management District 24 by designating areas that will be open during the expanded archery season. A detailed copy of the rule may be obtained from the Agency Contact Person below.

STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 12 M.R.S.A Section 11402

PUBLIC HEARING: None scheduled – one may be requested.

DEADLINE FOR COMMENTS: April 14, 2006

AGENCY CONTACT PERSON: Andrea Erskine, Inland Fisheries and Wildlife, 41 State House Station, Augusta, ME 04333-0041; telephone: 287-5201; e-mail: andrea.erskine@state.me.us.

Tom Remington

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