Â, estimated deer population of about 275,000 in the late 1950's and during 1998 to 2000.  Â. With daily feedings at 9 a.m... “Nursing as late as November suggests that additionally the fawns were probably born later than normal. Since the recovery, climate change has begun to influence the success and proliferation of winter tick, leading to poor reproduction and low calf survival past one year of age. Physical Address: 284 State Street Augusta, ME 04333-0041. Maine is fortunate to have a very healthy population of some the area's premier game. The goals of the research were "to demonstrate how knowledge of wildlife-habitat relationships may be coupled with remote sensing to monitor the effectiveness of laws and regulations to conserve wildlife habitat on privately owned ...  Deer hunters in Maine harvested 27,233 deer in 2017, the highest total in the last ten years and an increase of 15% from 2016. Â. “An increasing deer herd in southern and central Maine, and favorable hunting conditions contributed to the best deer hunting season in ten years,” .., EM Simons-Legaard, DJ Harrison, KR Legaard - Forest Ecology and Management, 2018, Dudley says he thinks the kill will be about the same as it was in 2016 ...Â. Maine has the highest black bear population and density in the East with over 35,000 bears. The first graph plots Maine’s estimated, post-hunt deer population beginning in 1998 and ending in 2008. Although there are fewer deer in northern Maine ... ... Permits would increase dramatically in seven of 30 hunting districts, mostly in York County and in central Maine up along the coast to Belfast, where the white-tailed deer herd has rebounded dramatically after two mild winters ... The statewide deer herd was decimated during the harsh winters of 2008 and 2009 ... ... planning to offer more than 65,000 permits this year, an increase from last year’s total of more than 45,000, which itself was a 60 percent climb from the previous year... a few successively mild winters and haven’t had severe conditions for at least two years ... ... The Eastern coyote has long been recognized by state biologists as a coyote-wolf hybrid, first documented in Maine in the early 1900s [not native] ...   about 8 percent wolf DNA becoming more “wolfy” ... hunters offer anecdotal evidence that coyotes can take down even large, healthy deer. Both were rescued... ... an unofficial total of 33,157 deer were tagged by the state’s hunters ... we had a record number of any-deer permits this year, which helped facilitate that [high] number ... ... In other parts of the country harvesting a deer with an enormous antler spread is the apex of hunting success. ...The deer kill in Maine stands at 30,299 through the Traditional Firearm Season on Deer. According to our research of Maine and other state lists, there were 3 registered sex offenders living in Deer Isle, Maine as of January 04, 2021. Areas up north with less people such as Eustis and Fort Kent can handle a higher deer population than areas highly populated with humans, such as Portland and Augusta. http://forum.gon.com/showthread.php?t=294575, https://www.maine.gov/ifw/wildlife/land/wmd/map.htm, Maine’s Department of Inland and Fisheries Harvest page. Maine’s coyotes are destined to become a bigger, bolder, more aggressive wolf-like animal, and in time will pose an even greater threat to the state’s white-tailed deer population. Maine Deer Hunters has 43,975 members. The number of hunters and anglers visiting Maine is significantly reduced, especially in the North Woods, where our deer herd has disappeared...  Claybrook Mountain Lodge east of Kingfield as an example. Deer Déjà Vu all over again — Maine Opinion — Bangor Daily News Deer decline based on forestry practices, not enough edge March 25, 2011 Maine Population Habitat Deer hunting permits nearly cut in half in Maine as dwindling population declines May 21, 2011 Since 2009, the deer harvest has averaged around 21,000 ... Reports have been thrown around about mild winters and more deer, but to those who get around, it is clear that such conditions only exist in certain areas.., ... McMahon’s operation about 45 miles north of Bangor in Piscataquis County – feeding as many as 200 deer a day – has become a bit of a social-media sensation... the 71-year-old McMahon created the Facebook page called the “. “[Just] coming up with a list of non-lethal deterrents for people to try.” ... coyotes arrived in New York in the 1920s, and in Maine in the 60s and 70s...Â. Northern Maine is the whitetail’s northernmost range, where early November snowfall and rut offer hunters plentiful deer activity and premier tracking conditions throughout the month. Maine’s moose population is estimated to have fallen from 76,000 five years ago to between 60,000 and 70,000 today. Family members said that Wrentzel was on her own property digging for rocks and gems when the incident occurred... August 1, 2017   Maine Outdoors, Turner Publishing ALL papers, “This last winter, 2016-17, was [the latest in a string of mild winters],” Kantar said. Penobscot County, Maine is the 4th largest county in Maine. Why? ... A Maine Game Warden releases a deer on the shore of Long Lake In Princeton. The average deer population in Maine is anywhere from 200,000 to 330,000 deer, according to the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife. ... In the deer management plan, a “new, high-priority” goal involves developing a chronic wasting disease response plan. In recent years, 450 to 500 deer have been tested, along with about 15 moose, Bieber [Maine’s deer biologist, Nathan Bieber] said... The state has issued 84,745 any-deer permits ... the highest total since Maine launched its permit system in 1986..,       With Chronic Wasting Disease discovered in bordering Quebec, the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife implemented emergency rules designed to protect Maine's deer and moose herds, and keep Maine CWD free...Â. “I would estimate by the end of the season the winter severity index will be higher than the last two years, but it has still been a pretty mild to moderate year.” ... ... Maine’s moose population was estimated at 76,000 in 2011 and is now estimated at between 50,000 and 70,000, according to IFW... a test to see whether culling the moose population in areas with a higher incidence of winter ticks can lead to a healthier herd.., ... "This was a house cat," [Dr. Mark McCollough, an endangered species biologist]  said. In all, 3,135 permits were issued to hunt moose in Maine this year. (They are staying closer to town near the feed and away from coyotes) ... ... not only has the number of Big Bucks killed over the past 16 or so years decreased but ... the % of Big Bucks to the total harvest has not remained steady...  the number of Big Bucks and the percentage of total harvest dropped and essentially has remained low since at least 2008  [interesting graphs and data to support this analysis]. A growing number of Mainers hunt with muzzleloaders for as much as the next two weeks. To help sustain a deer herd through winter, Brownville created a deer pantry where hoofed friends can stop by for a snack. This picturesque town is nestled in the Carrabassett River Valley, surrounded by the beautiful mountains of Western Maine. For hunters who wonder whether their local deer density is too high, or whether local habitats can support more deer, the poster outlines the population factors and habitat indicators that should be considered. A cluster of small communities with almost 3,000 residents comprise the year round population. Installing deer fencing at least 7.5' feet high is recommended to protect organic gardens, farms and pastures from the threat of deer browsing and damage.  Some recent estimates put the deer population at 150,000 to 200,000. This is the largest concentration of moose in the country besides Alaska. The 2010 Population was 153,861 and has seen a growth of -0.90% since this time. By looking at the results from the 2012 Fall hunting season for whitetail deer, found at Maine’s Department of Inland and Fisheries Harvest page , most of the successful hunts were performed in the Central Maine … Partly because of Day’s influence, two white-tailed deer — orphaned fawns named Bambi and Faline — were sent by the Maine Development Commission to Hollywood by train for Disney animators to study ... LD 1041 would have extended the no-shooting zone from paved ways to 100 feet ...Â, LD 62 would have removed the ban on deer baiting ...Â. LD 341 ... would have limited hunters to bucks with 3 or more tines of one inch or longer along the main beam ...  special shotgun hunt for three years did little to thin the whitetail herd... “It’s not going to help shooting all the deer. The QDMA spatial map depicting deer density (deer per square mile) was digitized across the eastern United States. In 2017, 78.5 percent ... Kelso said he’s not seeing as many moose as he used to ... ... that data is available instantly. ... because of the high number of does taken last season ... proposed issuing 68,145 any-deer permits for the fall hunt, a 20 percent reduction from last year’s record number of 84,745... Severe winter conditions in northern and western Maine this year ... [population] estimated at 230,000 to 250,000 white-tailed deer ... ... "We had the spruce bud worm outbreak, in the '70s and '80s, and there was a lot of salvage logging that went on. Since 2009, the deer harvest has averaged around 21,000 – nothing to get too excited about. “This should all put us on track to be fairly close to last year’s total harvest.” Â. This includes the temporary importation of cervid carcasses and parts that are in-transit through Maine to another jurisdiction... ... netted 5 miles off the coast of Maine -- a disoriented swimming deer... "Couldn't let the poor guy suffer and drown,"  ... ...  560 of 850 permit-holders — 65.9 percent — filled their tags during the season that ran from Sept. 23-28... A year ago, 79.6 percent of the September moose hunters were successful. The population has been supported by mild winters in 2015-16 and 2016-17. Housekeeping cabins available. That’s up from an estimated 199,000 in 2008... we’ve had a series of mild winters ...  in 2000 when the department limited coastal areas to about 15 deer per square mile ... ...  former Maine deer biologist Gerry Lavigne reported ...  Depending upon which study you read, Eastern coyotes have always contained 8% to 30 % wolf DNA going back to the 1940s. : "when they started cutting deer yards, they pretty much wiped out the deer herd in northern Maine. Just as abundant in the state are over 200,000 whitetail deer and 75,000 Moose - the highest aside from Alaska. Overpopulation and Underpopulation: Why does it matter? According to the DIFW, permit numbers are increasing in nine southern and central wildlife management districts, decreasing in 11 WMDs and staying the same in nine WMDs... ... for this coming deer season, a total 84,745 any-deer permits are proposed for 22 of the state’s 29 wildlife management districts, an increase of 28 percent. And even better news: Northern Outdoors is in prime moose sighting territory. Nimble deer dodges death, floats down Maine river on ice sheet, Conservation group aims to save one deer at a time, Aroostook County Conservation Association, Maine lawmakers uphold reduced penalty for deer baiting, First Maine reindeer in 20 years born in Winslow on Easter morning, Recent blizzard shouldn’t pose a major problem for Maine’s deer, Maine hunters are still killing lots of moose, Maine wildlife biologists propose 20 percent increase in moose hunting permits, Even after reported sightings, wildlife officials declare cougar extinct in Maine, Sen. Davis seeks to amend penalties for hunting deer over bait, Maine Big Bucks and Estimated 2017 Deer Harvest, Watch the Maine deer dinner that’s causing an online feeding frenzy, Perhaps Maine DIFW Should Take a More Proactive Approach to Feeding Deer, Balancing the deer herd is often a thankless task, For a strong deer herd, factor in the winter habitat, Applegate Deer Farm harvesting antlers for health capsules, Wandering herd of deer caught on video in Eastport, Biologist says mountain lions aren't the only cats who prey on deer, These Maine men rescue a deer after it falls through thin ice. ...The DIF&W biologist who investigates many of these cases isn’t saying that the big cats aren’t here. Mailing Address: 41 State House Station Augusta, ME 04333-0041 He believes that coyote predation pressure and more and more voluntary winter feeding programs by citizens is having an impact on deer wintering habits. ( Log Out /  Maine coyotes are becoming wolves. Maine is lucky enough to be one of the few states to have an abundant moose population. Islesboro is a town in Waldo County, Maine, United States.The population was 566 at the 2010 census.It has a summer colony accessible by ferry from Lincolnville Beach three miles to the west, by private boat, or by air taxi service. This project, Maine Deer Spy, allows deer and wildlife enthusiasts as well as Department staff around the state to record and report their deer sightings in a way that feeds right back into Maine’s deer management... ...  an all-time high of 109,890 ...the under-harvested does last year did not meet our harvest goal, so we have to issue far more permits. At least that I am aware of at this time. Maine Deer: The state estimated about 300,000 deer in spring 2020, up from about 275,000 deer in 2019, and up from an estimated 240,000 deer in mid-2017 and 2018. Deer Farm Campground is a family-oriented seasonal campground located on 50 acres in Kingfield, Maine, gateway to the Sugarloaf Mountain Resort and home of the Stanley Steamer. This map show the population being higher in Southern Maine, which is more heavily populated with humans than Northern Maine. Therefore, it is estimated that the Albino deer population in Maine is approximately 6 to 11 Albino deer. The deer went through the ice and a local man tried to save it before falling through the ice, too. Only about 1 in every 30,000 deer are Albino. More than 33,000 ticks were submitted to the lab from 1989 through 2013. In 2010, the total was 20,063, with a significant increase in the number of yearling bucks sporting multi-pointed antlers and a decrease in the percentage of antlerless deer taken.Â, A recent study suggests changes in forest management may be "indicative of declines in extent of deer wintering habitat throughout the Northern Forest Region" [. During this time, Maine’s deer population grew to an estimated all time high of 331,000, however, much of … Area: 35,385 sq mi (91,646 sq km). It’s not going to get rid of it,” ...Â, “Then you have all the birds and small animals who carry the ticks.” [, would prohibit taking deer that do not have at least 3 tines of one inch or more along the main beam of one antler ...Â. Sign in|Report Abuse|Print Page|Powered By Google Sites. Change ), You are commenting using your Twitter account. By looking at the results from the 2012 Fall hunting season for whitetail deer, found at Maine’s Department of Inland and Fisheries Harvest page, most of the successful hunts were performed in the Central Maine area. Is Maine’s Big Game Management Plan Really Shifting Toward Focus on Animal Health Not Numbers? In 2014, a proposal from a Bar Harbor deer herd control task force was rejected by voters, 54 percent to 46 percent, a margin of about 200 votes.Â. The map to the right is a map of Maine broken up into the 29 different wildlife districts of Maine. Deer Isle is a town in Hancock County, Maine, United States. The deer was left to suffer during the night until Mole returned the following morning ... ... this was the 34th time a bill was proposed that would permit some form of Sunday hunting... If Sunday hunting should become a day of deer hunting added to the week, not only would the season length have to be shortened to prevent overkill, it would have to be shortened to compensate for the extra hunters that would hunt on that Sunday ...      A population of up to 240,000 estimated for mid-,      The average population estimate from 1955 to 2003 was around 215,000. The 2009 estimated, post-hunt deer population figure has not been made available to the public as of yet. New Hampshire’s numbers have reduced nearly 50 percent, to about 5,000 moose. Bad News! The deer population in the Southern region rebounded to near pre-2008 levels. The FY 20 AFG Application Walkthrough presentation is designed to teach attendees about the Assistance to Firefighters Grant program, its mission, which organizations and … According to the United States Census Bureau the human population estimate in 2013 was roughly 1,328,302 people in the entire state. The current ban only covers the deer hunting seasons... amended bill ... will require a one year suspension of the hunting license for the first deer baiting offense ... ...  the coyote was the wolf's prey. That means a human died in 0.37 percent of moose collisions, compared with 0.02 percent of deer collisions... ... The legislature is trying to pass a bill (LD#27) to allow hunters to use high powered crossbows to kill deer along most of coastal Maine (referred to as the Expanded zone.) The state recorded 32,451 deer taken last season .., in some years, more than 50 percent of moose calves in the research study have succumbed after serving as hosts to thousands of ticks... [Minnesota]: Â. The disease hasn’t been detected in Maine, but managers are taking a possible outbreak seriously... “Moose densities themselves may be the biggest reason why winter tick has exerted such an influence on moose abundance ... ... This month the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries & Wildlife will launch a beta test during the spring turkey hunt in which tagging stations will record harvests on computer software. Maine has a pretty stable whitetail deer population which can be seen by viewing the map, but certain areas are worst than others. The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Deer Isle is 658 to 1. Maine sits at the northern edge of the whitetail’s range and has a long history of producing big-bodied deer, many with a dressed weight over 200 pounds. 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