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Maine's Any-Deer permit lottery applications available

From the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife

-- Maine is now accepting online applications for the annual Any-Deer (Antlerless) Permit Lottery at
The Department is issuing 48,825 Any-Deer (Antlerless) permits this year for Wildlife Management Districts 12, 13, 15-17, 20-26, 29.  It is Bucks Only in all other Wildlife Management Districts.

The permit allocation is 32,907 for residents, 12,208 for landowners, 2,649 for non-residents, and 1,061 for Superpack holders. Superpack and landowners must meet certain requirements. Click Here for more information.

The deadline for online applications is 11:59 p.m. Aug. 16.  The drawing will be held Sept. 10.

The Department no longer mails paper applications to hunters who have entered past lotteries. By moving the application process online, hunters are finding it faster and easier to enter and receive instant confirmation that their entry has been accepted.

For hunters without access to a computer or the internet at home, IF&W  suggests using a computer at work during break or lunch, using a computer at a local  library or Internet café, asking a friend or relative with a computer for help.

If those options are not available, please visit one of the 840 licensing agents who can assist hunters with online applications. There is an additional $2 processing fee to apply online through an agent.

For those hunters unable to apply online, there is also the option to send a stamped, self-addressed and request a  paper application, or to print out a paper application from the website, fill it out and mail it to us or visit the office in Augusta, where you can fill out a paper application.

Mail forms to:
Any-Deer Permit Application Request, Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife, 41 State House Station, 284 State St., Augusta, ME  04333-0041.  

Deadline for paper applications to be postmarked or hand-delivered to the  Augusta office is 5 p.m. on Friday, July 30.

Applicants must possess a valid Maine license to hunt big game in order to apply or a valid Superpack license to apply for a Superpack Deer Permit, which is available to Maine residents only.

Hunters who previously submitted Any-Deer permit applications  will be able to make changes and print a confirmation page after completing the current year form.  This allows hunters to have a printed record of the day/time of your application as well as all of the information the hunter provided.

For more information about the Any-Deer Permit Lottery, visit at and select Any-Deer Permit at the top or right side of the screen.

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