Maine Hunting News

Maine Moose Hunt Applications Now Available

A moose hunt in Maine is a hunt of a lifetime and Maine provides some of the best moose hunting in the Lower 48. Moose permit lottery applicants, however, should be aware that not all moose hunting districts are created equal. Success rates, permit allotments, private property ownership, moose densities, and the habitat moose live in are quite variable across the state.

Maine to Begin Aerial Deer Surveys

The Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife in collaboration with the Maine Forest Service will be conducting aerial helicopter surveys to count deer in central and southern Wildlife Management Districts in December and January.

The surveys will provide MDIF&W with estimates of deer abundance in central and southern Maine and be used for managing Maine's deer herd.

Maine Deer Season Now Open

The 25-day regular deer hunting season (firearms) opened for Maine residents on Saturday, Oct. 30, and for non-residents the following Monday, Nov. 1.

Hunters must have a valid hunting license and, if selected in the lottery, an any-deer permit.

This fall, the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife is issuing 48,825 Any-Deer (Antlerless) permits -- a 7.5 percent increase over last year's number, or 3,340 more permits. They range from 490 permits in WMD 13 to 7,800 in WMD 23. No permits will be allocated in WMDs 1-11, 14, 18, 19, 27 and 28.

Maine Deer Lottery Complete, Result Online
The Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife conducted its annual Any-Deer Permit Lottery (Sept. 10, 2010) and has posted the results on its website.
Maine Deer Permit Lottery Applications Now Online

The Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife is accepting applications for the annual Any-Deer (Antlerless) Permit Lottery, and hunters will find it easy to enter online.

Maine Moose Reduction Hunt in Aroostook County
The Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife will be conducting a controlled moose hunt in Aroostook County again in 2010 in response to farmers' concerns about crop depredation and to address the increasing incidence of moose/vehicle collisions along Routes 1 and 161.
Maine Moose Applications Due May 14th
Online applications for the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife's 2010 Moose Permit Lottery are due by 11:59 p.m. this Friday, May 14.
Maine Moose Lottery Paper Apps Due April 1
Paper applications for the 2010 Moose Permit Lottery are due by 5 p.m. on Thursday, April 1, at the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife in Augusta.
Maine DIFW Releases Customers Email Addresses
On Jan. 20-21, the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife notified its MOSES online customers that their e-mail address was being given to an outside organization – the Sportsman's Alliance of Maine -- under a Freedom of Access Act (FOAA) request made by this group.
Maine Trappers Win in Court
Trappers in Maine won a major victory as the state's Federal District Court upheld the state's trapping practices and blocked the establishment of a precedent that could be used by anti-hunting and anti-trapping groups nationwide.