Tag Archives: doe 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 […]

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 […]

Any-deer permit lottery set for Friday

On Friday, Mark Ostermann of the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife will push a magic button on his computer keyboard. A couple hours later, the list of this year’s any-deer permit winners will be complete. And after a couple more hours of tinkering with the data to make it searchable for readers, we’ll […]