Deer Management Subunits
As part of an effort to mitigate some of the impacts associated with locally overabundant deer, the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife has proposed issuing a limited number of antlerless permits in select areas of the state referred to as deer management subunits.
If you are interested in receiving an antlerless deer permit in one of the deer management subunits defined below, you may select the subunit as a preferred permit area while completing your antlerless deer permit lottery application.
Please see the descriptions and maps of these areas below.
The island towns of Arrowsic and Georgetown, bounded by the Kennebec, Back, Sasanoa, and Sheepscot Rivers in WMD 25. Islands surrounding Arrowsic or Georgetown that are considered part of WMD 29 are not considered part of subunit 25a.
Beginning on the eastern shore of the Penobscot River at the I-395 bridge in Brewer; east on I-395 to US-1A; east on US-1A to the intersection of US-1A and ME-46 in Holden; south on ME-46 to ME-15(US-1) in Orland; east and then southeast on ME-15 to the intersection of ME-15 and ME-199 in Penobscot; south on ME-199 to the intersection of ME-199 and ME-166 in Castine; north on ME-166 to the crossing of Clements Brook in Penobscot; along Clements Brook west to the eastern shore of the Penobscot River in Penobscot; following the eastern shore of the Penobscot River north to the first upstream bridge (ME-175) across the Orland River in Orland; crossing the Orland River and following the western shore of the Orland River south around Gross Point in Orland; following the eastern shore of the Eastern Channel north to the US-1 bridge (Verona Bridge) in Bucksport; following the eastern shore of the Penobscot River north to the I-395 bridge in Brewer.
Verona Island is considered part of subunit 26a. However, islands surrounding Verona Island that are considered part of WMD 29 are not considered part of subunit 26a.