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MDIFW Reduces Number Of Moose Permits Available

| May 9, 2014

  AUGUSTA, Maine — Due to a peak year for winter ticks and their impact on the moose population this winter, the Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife is reducing the number of moose permits available to hunters this fall. Earlier today, The IFW’s advisory council accepted the department’s recommendation to reduce the number of […]

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Harsh Winter Trims Maine Deer Herd

| April 4, 2014

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) – State officials say this year’s harsh winter has culled Maine’s deer herd, and that will reduce the number of doe hunting permits the state gives out for the fall hunting season. Kyle Ravana, the state’s deer biologist, says the winter mortality rate among Maine’s approximately 200,000 deer was 12 percent, compared […]

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Senate OKs Concealed Gun Permit Overhaul

| March 28, 2014

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) – The Maine Senate has given its first nod to a bill overhauling the state’s concealed handgun permit system by limiting the municipalities that can give out permits. The Democratic-led Senate endorsed the bill in a 20-13 vote Friday. Under the bill, only municipalities with a full-time police chief could handle permits. […]

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Backlog of Concealed Weapons Permits Cleared

| January 17, 2014

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) – Maine state police have cleared a backlog of concealed weapons permits, issuing a total of 11,000 of them. Gov. Paul LePage said Friday that there was a backlog of 5,000 requests that were cleared by the Maine State Police Special Investigations Unit within the Maine Department of Public Safety. Last year, […]

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