Advisory Council Meeting Minutes

December 22, 2009 @ 10:00 a.m.
Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife
284 State Street, Augusta


Andrea Erskine, Assistant to the Commissioner
Ken Elowe, Director, Bureau of Resource Management
Deb Turcotte, Public Relations Representative
Becky Orff, Secretary and Recorder

Council Members:

Mike Witte, Chair
Stephen Philbrick
Cathy DeMerchant

Participating by Phone:

Roland D. Martin, Commissioner
Dick Thurston
Al Goodwin
Joe Clark
John Simko                            
Mr. Witte, Council Chair, called the meeting to order and introductions were made.

The Commissioner requested that the Council reconsider its position on the 3rd week of October for moose hunting in WMDs 2, 3, 6 and 11 and set the season to occur the first week of the regular season on deer.

Mrs. Erskine read the rule as it would read if adopted.  “The Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife has adopted a rule establishing an additional week of moose hunting in WMDs 2, 3, 6 and 11 to begin on the 1st Monday of November and remain open for 6 days.”

A motion was made by Mr. Philbrick and that was seconded by mr. Thurston to reconsider the 3rd week of moose hunting and adopt the rule as presented.

Vote: 6 in favor, 1 opposed (Mr. Clark) - motion passed.

There were no further questions or comments and the meeting was adjourned at 10:15 a.m.