Mandated Moose Stations and Vital Data Collection

October 30, 2020 at 2:43 pm

While leaf peepers are out in the masses from late September to late October, so are moose hunters. 3,135 permits were allocated for the Maine moose hunt this year, each one requiring a drawn permit and specific zone to harvest from. After years of data collection, MDIFW has found the most innovative technologies and techniques to assess the health and ecological relationships for Maine’s moose population to fine-tune management decisions.

Harper Wows Us Again!

October 29, 2020 at 11:47 am

Harper, the GPS-tagged Great Blue Heron, has done it again! Last fall she impressed us with her 38-hour nonstop flight over the open ocean. This year, she has gone above and beyond, flying for 68 hours and 2,030 miles nonstop from Quebec to Georgia.

Next-Step Hunting Workshops on Swan Island Led to First-Time Deer Harvest

October 21, 2020 at 3:20 pm

By Public Relations Specialist Katie Yates and participant, Jennifer Padera

Throughout summer 2020, the Department hosted several next step hunting programs on Swan Island in Richmond, Maine. The goal of these programs was to educate new adult hunters on how to blood track, field dress, and butcher deer. For many, getting into hunting for the first time can be challenging.

Maine Warden Service & Friend and Friend Inc. ATV Partnership

October 2, 2020 at 1:47 pm

By Maine Warden Service Corporal John MacDonald

Thanks to a continued partnership with Friend & Friend Inc. in Ellsworth, the dealership is lending the Maine Warden Service a new recreational vehicle to assist game wardens in the course of their work. As part of the Kawasaki User Relations Loaner Program, a new recreational vehicle has been made available at no charge to Maine Game Wardens.