Public Hearings for Rulemaking Proposals

ADVERTISE:  March 21, 2018

AGENCY:  09-137  Inland Fisheries and Wildlife

CHAPTER NUMBER AND TITLE:  Chapter 4.05 – Moose Hunting Season

BRIEF SUMMARY:  The Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife has scheduled a public hearing to discuss its proposal allocating the number of moose hunting permits to be issued for the 2018 moose hunting season.  Permits will be issued for bulls, antlerless and any-moose. The Department is proposing a minor change to open WMDs 10, 18, 27 and 28 to the September season.  Bull only permits allocated would be split evenly between the September and October season in those WMDs.  The Department is also proposing to allow those selected in WMDs 27 or 28 to hunt in either WMD during the designated open season. Proposed permit allocations according to Wildlife Management District are as follows:

WMD 1 – 300 bulls / 100 antlerless

WMD 13 – 35 bulls

WMD 2 – 250 bulls /100 antlerless

WMD 14 – 35 bulls

WMD 3150 bulls / 75 antlerless

WMD 15 – 25 any-moose

WMD 4 – 250 bulls / 100 antlerless

WMD 16 – 20 any-moose

WMD 5 – 150 bulls / 50 antlerless

WMD 17 – 20 bulls

WMD 6150 bulls / 25 antlerless

WMD 18 – 40 bulls

WMD 7125 bulls

WMD 19 – 75 bulls

WMD 8 – 175 bulls

WMD 27 & 28 (combined) – 30 bulls

WMD 9 -   75 bulls

WMD 10 – 60 bulls

 

WMD 11 – 50 bulls

 

WMD 12 – 35 bulls

 

 

 

TOTAL:  2,005 bulls /450 antlerless / 45 any-moose

PUBLIC HEARING:  Wednesday, April 11, 2018 @ 6:00pm – Augusta Armory, Room 209A, 179 Western Avenue,  Augusta

COMMENT DEADLINE:  April 23, 2018

CONTACT PERSON FOR THIS FILING:  Becky Orff, Inland Fisheries and Wildlife, 284 State Street 41 SHS, Augusta, ME 04333; phone: 207-287-5202; fax: 207-287-6395; e-mail: Becky.Orff@maine.gov

FINANCIAL IMPACT ON MUNICIPALITIES OR COUNTIES (if any): No fiscal impact anticipated.

STATUTORY AUTHORITY FOR THIS RULE: 12 MRS 11551, 11552