New Maine Deer Management Plan Features Deer Feeding
As we have mentioned in the past, Maine's deer population is well under objective and its been the subject of discussion for some time. Sen. David Trahan, R-Waldoboro is nearing the unveiling of a new deer management plan that will involve systematic winter feeding of deer. Deer feeding can be controversial, and the Maine Sunday Telegraph has a good write up on the pros and cons to any wide spread feeding program.
Next week in Augusta, Sen. David Trahan, R-Waldoboro, is going to unveil a massive whitetail deer plan to help bolster the failing deer herd in western, northern and eastern Maine. Trahan promises more will be done in the Legislature this session concerning deer yards, supplemental feeding and the overall protection of whitetails. Part of that plan involves teaching and helping sporting clubs across the state to feed deer, Trahan said. This legislative nod to the deer feeding practice will delight the [some] in Athens, but may challenge biologists.