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MDIF&W Reminds Waterfowl Hunters They Need A State Permit

October 12, 2010

MAINE DEPARTMENT OF INLAND FISHERIES & WILDLIFE www.mefishwildlife.com INFO: (207) 287-8000

For more information, contact Spokesperson Deborah Turcotte at 287-6008 or 592-1164

For Immediate Release October 12, 2010

Waterfowl Hunters Reminded They Need State Permit

AUGUSTA – The Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife reminds waterfowl hunters that a State Migratory Waterfowl Permit ($7.50) is required for individuals 16 years of age or older.

In addition, waterfowl hunters are required to have a small game or big game hunting license and a Federal Migratory Bird Hunting Stamp.

Also, when hunters purchase their license through MOSES, the Department’s online licensing system, they are asked if they intend to be a “migratory bird program participant.” By answering “yes,” hunters only are saying that they may harvest waterfowl. It does not give them permission to do so. A license and the state and federal permit/stamp are required to hunt.

The State Migratory Waterfowl Permit is available for purchase at all license agents statewide and online at www.mefishwildlife.com.