2017-2018 Beaver Trapping Closures

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By Wildlife Management Districts (WMDs)

WMD 1: October 15 – April 30

No closures

WMD 2: October 15 – April 30

No closures

WMD 3: October 15 – April 30

No closures

WMD 4: October 15 – April 30

No closures

WMD 5: October 29 – April 30

The following town shall be closed but w h the excepted part of the town open:

Trout Brook Twp., except north of Trout Brook.

The following towns shall be open but with the excepted part of the town closed:

Ashland, except unnamed brook on land owned by Artemus and Rosemary Coffin located nort

WMD 6: October 29 – April 30

The following towns shall be open but with the excepted part of the town closed:

Ashland, except section of Nowland Brook on land owned by Ronald Rushinal adjacent to the Nowland Road.

Castle Hill, except unnamed tributary to North Branch Presque Isle Stream on land owned by Melvin Johnson. Land located on east side of Haystack Mountain and south of Route 163.

WMD 7: October 29 – March 31

The following towns shall be open but with the excepted part of the town closed:

Twp. 6 North of Weld, except Mud Pond and outlet.

Upton, except section of B Brook from the confluence with B Pond, downstream to the first road crossing.

WMD 8: October 29 – April 30

The following towns shall be open but with the excepted part of the town closed:

Blake Gore, except Capehorn Pond.

Carrying Place Town Twp. (T2 R3 BKP WKR), except Black Brook Pond, flowage, and outlet downstream to the first gravel road.

Forsythe Twp., except Turner Pond.

Holeb Twp., except Fish Pond and tributaries.

Johnson Mountain Twp., except Markham and outlet to Route 201.

Pierce Pond Twp., except Black Brook Pond, flowage, and outlet downstream to the first gravel road.

Prentiss Twp., except Capehorn Pond.

Tomhegan Game Sanctuary, the Pittston Farm Game Sanctuary, the Moosehead Lake Game Sanctuary and Somerset Game Sanctuary shall all be open.

WMD 9: October 29 – April 30

The following towns shall be open but with the excepted part of the town closed:

T2 R12 WELS, except for the property of Ben Bailey located from the intersection of the Sias Hill/Greenville Road and the western boundary of the T2 R12 WELS township line south to the T1 R12 WELS township line east along the southern boundary of T2 R12 WELS to the intersection the T2 R12 WELS southern boundary and Gulliver Brook. From this intersection the property line follows Gulliver Brook northwest to Big Fisher Pond where the property line runs west to east across the middle of the pond where it then continues along the road at the outlet of Big Fisher Pond in a south then northwest direction to the Sias Hill/ Greenville Road where the property line follows the Sias Hill/Greenville road in a southwesterly line to the western T2 R12 WELS township line boundary.

WMD 10: October 29 – April 30

No closures

WMD 11: October 29 – April 30

No closures

WMD 12: October 29 – March 31

The following towns shall be open but with the excepted part of the town closed:

Gilead, except Carlton Brook.

Hartford, except part of the west tributary to Little Bear Pond that runs through the property owned by Sylvia Mahoney. The closed beaver flowage is located on the northeast side of the Mahoney Road.

Twp. 6 North of Weld, except Mud Pond and outlet.

WMD 13: October 29 – March 31

The following towns shall be open but with the excepted part of the town closed:

Concord Twp., except Owen's Marsh and outlet to Route 16.

WMD 14: October 29 – March 31

No closures

WMD 15: October 29 – March 31

The following towns shall be open but with the excepted part of the town closed:

Brownfield, except Shuther Brook from Peary Mt. Road downstream to Shepards River.

Cornish, except that portion of "the heath", and eastern tributary of Brown Brook, one-half mile eastward from Watson Hill Road.

Porter, except Thurston Brook from Kennard Hill Road to Bickford Pond and Mill Brook from Maine/New Hampshire border to Bickford Pond.

Waterford, except portion of Kedar Brook upstream of Route 37.

Otisfield, except Coon Swamp and tributaries.

WMD 16: October 29 – March 31

The following towns shall be open but with the excepted part of the town closed:

Mercer, except the land of David P. Van Burgel and Kathy J. Scott, which is located between the Hampshire Hill Road and the Rome Road and includes a portion of Hilton Brook.

Mercer, except that part of Bog Stream, which encompasses the Mercer Bog Wildlife Management Area as depicted on The Maine Atlas and Gazetteer.

WMD 17: October 29 – March 31

The following towns shall be open but with the excepted part of the town closed:

Atkinson, except the flowage located on the east side of the Dorr Road and within the Bud Leavitt Wildlife Management Area.

Charleston, except the land of R. Christopher Almy, which includes a portion of South Gate Brook and a tributary to Hudson Brook.

Charleston, except the wetland located down the hill from the Charleston Correctional Facility and bordered by Route 15 and the Whiting Road, and completely within the Bud Leavitt Wildlife Management Area.

Hartland, except tributaries to Thompson Brook west and north of Route 23 that are on the property owned by John Studt.

Hermon, except the land of Herbert Bates bordered on the north by the Fuller Road, on the east by the New Boston Road, on the south by Route 2/100, and to the west by the Billings Road.

Skowhegan, except an unnamed bog located on the land of Sally Knight, east of the East Ridge Road and south of the Notch Road. It is south of Loomis Hill, west of Whittemore Hill, and north of Foster Hill.

WMD 18: October 29 – April 15

No closures

WMD 19: October 29 – April 15

The following towns shall be open but with the excepted part of the town closed:

T3 ND, except Duck Lake Brook.

T4 ND, except Duck Lake Brook.

WMD 20: October 29 – March 31

No closures

WMD 21: October 29 – March 31

The following towns shall be open but with the excepted part of the town closed:

Pownal, except tributary to Chandler River between Allen Road and Chadsey Road, and Chandler River between Poland Range Road and Lawrence Road.

WMD 22: October 29 – March 31

The following towns shall be completely closed with no part of the town open:

Perkins Twp. (Swan Island)

The following towns shall be open but with the excepted part of the town closed:

Pittston, except the property owned by Judith Schuppien and Philip Brzozowski located on the west side of the Eastern River and south of the Caston Road.

Woolwich, except area encompassed by Walker Road to the south, the Mountain Road to the east, and the Old Stage Road to the north and west.

WMD 23: October 29 – March 31

The following towns shall be open but with the excepted part of the town closed:

Etna, except wetland located east of Route 143, south of Interstate 95, west of the Etna/Carmel town line, and north of the South Etna Road.

Etna, except for the property of Cindy McKay and the wetlands located east of the Plymouth/Etna town line, north of Route 69, west of the West Etna Road, and south of Interstate 95.

Freedom, except wetlands located east of the North Palermo Road, south of the Sibley Road, west of Bennett Lane, and north of Hutchins Corner.

Montville, except the parcel of land owned by the Sheepscot Wellspring Land Alliance located north of the Burnham Hill Road, west of the Howard Road, south of the Penny Road, and east of the Halldale Road.

Montville, except land owned by the Sheepscot Wellspring Land Alliance located north of the Burnham Hill Road between Herb Jackson Road and the Mountain Road.

WMD 24: October 29 – March 31

No closures

WMD 25: October 29 – March 31

The following towns shall be open but with the excepted part of the town closed:

Alna, except north of Route 194 to the Alna Town Line, east of Hollywood Boulevard, and west of the Egypt Road.

Boothbay, except Meadow Pond located southeast of the Back Narrows Road and north of Route 96.

Bristol, except unnamed tributary to the Pemaquid River that passes through the land owned by James Deucher, north of the Rock Schoolhouse Road (Fire Road B 31-1).

Bristol, except Johnson's Meadow on Trout Brook, so called, to the Chamberlain Post Office.

Edgecomb, except area south of Lawrence Road (formerly Mill Road.), east of Parson's Creek, and west of Parson's Point Road and Route 27.

Edgecomb, except the wetland known as Hourglass Pond located east of Route 26, north of the Middle Road, south of the Town Hall Road, and west of the CMP powerline right-of-way, property of Betty Twarog.

Edgecomb, except Charles and Constance Schmid Land Preserve, a private land preserve that encompasses 766 acres located off of the Middle Road, Old County Road and Mount Hunger Road East, and Mount Hunger Road North.

Jefferson, except south of the Atkins Road, west of Route 215 to the town line, and west of the Egypt road to the Jefferson /Whitefield town line.

Northport, except the land of Ovid Santoro located east of State Route 52, north of the Northport/Lincolnville town line, north of Pitcher Pond, west of the thread of Sucker Brook, and south of Pitcher Road.

Rockport, except for the waterbodies known as "reflection ponds" located north of Park Street, on both the east and west side of Whitetail Drive, and on both the north and south side of Reflection Pond Road. All waterbodies within this subdivision shall be closed.

South Thomaston, except the land of C. M. Waterman, so called Towers Brook, west and north of Route 73, and south of the Grierson Road.

Warren, except from the beginning of the outlet stream at the north end of North Pond, northeasterly until the outlet stream crosses the Western Road. All flowages along the outlet stream, east of the North Pond and west of the Western Road, and north of the start of the outlet stream.

Whitefield, except the land owned by Paul and Mary Fournier located north of the Jewett Road in the Jefferson-Whitefield Sanctuary.

Whitefield, except the land owned by Lisa Tuttle, including the beaver flowage located along the west side of Weary Pond Road, just inside the boundary of the Jefferson-Whitefield Sanctuary.

Whitefield, except east of the Weary Pond Road to the Jefferson/Whitefield Town line, east of Hollywood Boulevard to the Jefferson/Whitefield Town Line, and south of the Hilton Road. Note: Land in the Jefferson-Whitefield Sanctuary that is in the town of Whitefield will be open to beaver trapping except for the areas described above.

WMD 26: October 29 – March 31

The following towns shall be open but with the excepted part of the town closed:

Searsport, except flowage on the property of Richard and Joyce Stevens located south and east of the junction of the Mt. Ephraim road and the Nickels Road.

Stonington, except the land of Richards Marital Trust and Richards Community Property Trust, including Ames Pond and a portion of its inlet.

Swanville, except flowage located on the northwest corner of Swan Lake on the property owned by Alfred Miliano.

WMD 27: October 29 – March 31

No closures

WMD 28: October 29 – April 15

No closures

WMD 29: October 29 – March 31

The following towns shall be open but with the excepted part of the town closed:

Frenchboro, except Long Island.

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