Tag Archives: any-deer permits

State to issue 23 percent fewer any-deer permits this year

A one-antlered deer takes center stage among several others near Stratton recently. A landowner regularly feeds the deer and people often stop by to take photos of the hungry herd. (Photo courtesy of Alyssa Urquhart)

From year to year, the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife tinkers with the number of “any-deer” permits it hands out in an effort to meet department management goals. Harsh winter hard on the deer? Fewer of those coveted permits — often called “doe permits,” or “doe tags” — are issued. Deer population thriving […]

2013 deer kills was up 15 percent, to 24,795

After three straight mild winters, state wildlife biologists were confident that Maine’s deer population was bouncing back from two consecutive harsh winters in 2008 and 2009 that had decimated the herd in some regions. That belief was supported on Friday with hard data, as the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife announced the final […]

Any-deer permit lottery open

So, you didn’t earn a moose permit this year … again. Join the club. But since you’re all warmed up after entering the moose permit lottery, you might as well head to your computer and enter another Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife drawing: It’s any-deer permit time! I know. You don’t call it the […]