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MDIF&W: 2011 Any-Deer Permit Applications Now Available Online

June 23, 2011

MAINE DEPARTMENT OF INLAND FISHERIES & WILDLIFE

284 State St., SHS 41, Augusta, ME 04333
www.mefishwildlife.com
PUBLIC: Main Number: (207) 287-8000

Media: Contact Director of Information and Education Edie Smith at (207) 592-4348

FOR IMMEDIDATE RELEASE June 23, 2011

2011 Any-Deer Permit Applications Now Available

AUGUSTA, Maine – Applications for 2011 any-deer (antlerless) permit lottery are now available online from the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife.

A total of 26,390 any-deer permits will be issued in 11 of the state’s 29 wildlife management districts for this year’s whitetail deer hunting season, which begins in late October. It is bucks only in all other wildlife management districts.

Online applications are due by midnight on August 15. Paper applications may be submitted in person or by mail no later than July 29. To apply online, visit www.mefishwildlife.com. The Department no longer mails paper applications.

It is free to apply for the any-deer permit lottery. The drawing will be held in September.

The permit allocation is: 18,378 for residents; 6,599 for landowners; 1,181 for non-residents; and 232 for Superpack holders. (Superpack and landowners must meet certain requirements. See the Department’s website for more information.)

The 11 wildlife management districts where any-deer (antlerless) deer may be hunted this year, with a permit, are 13, 15, 16, 17, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26 and 29.

Deer hunting season (firearms) begins with Youth Deer Hunting Day on Oct. 22. Youth may take a buck statewide or an antlerless deer only in the wildlife management districts where any-deer permits will be issued this fall.

This year, Maine Residents Only Day is on Saturday, Oct. 29, and deer season runs Oct. 31 through Nov. 26.