Maine's Whitetail Deer Need Help
Maine's deer population has been in decline for some time and heavy snowfall could push the northern population to new lows. The Press Herald has a detailed article discussing the state of Maine's whitetail deer herds and what needs to be done in order to improve the quantity and quality of the deer in the state.
Outside of northern New England, deer populations have skyrocketed, as have the number and quality of antlered bucks. Meanwhile, the quality of Maine's bucks has diminished statewide and the overall number of deer has dropped in the south and plummeted in the north. Many areas of northern and eastern Maine now support only one deer per square mile, or less!