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Any-Deer Permit Lottery Applications Now Available Online!

July 04, 2011 - TRC - By Maine Dept. of Inland Fisheries & Wildlife

PERMITS: This year the Department is issuing 26,390 Any-Deer Permits for Wildlife Management Districts 13, 15-17, 20-26 and 29. It is Bucks Only in all other Wildlife Management Districts.

The permit allocation is: 18,378 for residents; 6,599 for landowners; 1,181 for non-residents; and 232 for Superpack holders.

ONLINE DEADLINE: Online applications are due by 11:59 p.m. on August 15, 2011.

SEASON DATES: 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 wildlife management districts where any-deer permits will be issued this fall.

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

For more any-deer lottery information, please select this link: http://www.maine.gov/ifw/licenses_permits/lotteries/anydeer/index.htm.

APPLY NOW! The Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife and InforME, its licensing partner, have made it easier to enter the Any-Deer permit lottery online.

Here's how it works:

To apply now, please select this link http://www5.informe.org/online/nedeer/.

If you applied for an Any-Deer permit last year, all of your information is pre-filled into this year's online application. To start, type in your first name, last name and date of birth as you printed it on last year's application. We'll look up your information. Please review your personal data and make any necessary changes. It's easy!

If you fill out an application this year - and happen to move or change your phone number before the application deadline - you can go online and edit your previously submitted Any-Deer permit application.

Once you've filled out your application, you'll be able to print out a confirmation page. Also, a confirmation will be e-mailed to you. (If you do not see it in your email, check your spam box.) This way you have a printed record of the day/time of your application as well as all of the information you provided to us.

READ ALL ABOUT DEER in the latest online edition of Maine Fish and Wildlife magazine. See it now at http://www.flipseekpubs.com/publication/?i=70629.

Thank you for your interest! GOOD LUCK! If you need further information, please visit www.mefishwildlife.com or call (207) 287-8000.

The Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife

NOTE - This article reflects the views of the author and not necessarily those of the TRC Alliance Team.