From the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife
-- The deadline for online only applicants is 11:59 p.m. Aug. 17 for the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife Any-Deer Permit Lottery.
The Department no longer is accepting paper applications for this year’s lottery.
The Department will issue 45,385 permits this year to residents, non-residents, landowners, Superpack holders in these Wildlife Management District only: 15-17; 20-26, 29. It is Bucks Only in any Wildlife Management District not listed.
The drawing will be held in September.
In an effort to reduce costs, the Department is no longer mailing paper applications. Those interested are strongly encouraged to apply online. Applicants must possess a valid Maine big game license to apply, or a valid Superpack license to apply for a Superpack Deer Permit. This applies to Maine residents only.
Applications may also be made by visiting one of the 840 licensing agents in Maine who can assist with the online application process. There is an additional $2 processing fee for applying through an agent.
For more information about the Any-Deer Permit Lottery, visit www.mefishwildlife.com and click on “2009 Any-Deer Permit Lottery Apply Now” in the center area of the screen.