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MDIFW: Paper Applications for Any-Deer Permit Lottery Due Friday, July 30; Online Entries Due Aug. 16

July 27, 2010

MAINE DEPARTMENT OF INLAND FISHERIES & WILDLIFE 284 State St., SHS 41, Augusta, ME 04333 www.mefishwildlife.com Main Number: 287-8000

AUGUSTA – The deadline for paper applications for the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife’s Any-Deer Permit Lottery is 5 p.m. Friday, July 30.

That is not the last deadline for the lottery, however. The Department will be accepting applications online through 11:59 p.m. on August 16.

To apply online, go to www.mefishwildlife.com and select “Any Deer Permit” from the top or right side of the screen.

The Department no longer mails paper applications to hunters who have entered in past lotteries. By moving the application process online, hunters are finding it faster and easier to enter and receive instant confirmation that their entry has been accepted.

The Department is issuing 48,825 Any-Deer (Antlerless) Permits this year for Wildlife Management Districts 12, 13, 15-17, 20-26, 29. It is Bucks Only in all other Wildlife Management Districts.

The permit allocation is: 32,907 for residents; 12,208 for landowners; 2,649 for non-residents; and 1,061 for Superpack holders. (Superpack and landowners must meet certain requirements. See the Department’s website for more information.)

The drawing will be held on September 10, 2010.

If an applicant does not have access to a computer or the Internet at home, we offer the following suggestions: - Use a computer at work during break or lunch;

• Use a computer at your local library or Internet café;

• Ask a friend or relative with a computer for help. If those options are not available, please visit one of our 840 licensing agents and they will assist you in applying online. There is an additional $2 processing fee if you apply online through an agent.

If for any reason an applicant cannot apply online, we offer these options:

• Send a stamped, self-addressed envelope to the address below and we’ll mail you a paper application;

• Print out a paper application from our website, fill it out and mail it to us;

• Come to our main office in Augusta, where you can fill out a paper application.

The address is: Any-Deer Permit Application Request Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife 41 State House Station 284 State St. Augusta, ME 04333-0041

The deadline for paper applications to be postmarked or hand-delivered to the Department’s Augusta office is 5 p.m. on Friday, July 30.

Applicants must possess a valid Maine license to hunt big game in order to apply or a valid Superpack license to apply for a Superpack Deer Permit. (The Superpack license is available to Maine residents only.)

For more information about the Any-Deer Permit Lottery, visit our website at www.mefishwildlife.com and select “Any-Deer Permit” at the top or right side of the screen.

Media: For more information, call IF&W Spokeswoman Deborah Turcotte at (207) 287-6008 or (207) 592-1164