From the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife
-- The deadline for paper applications for the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife's Any-Deer Permit Lottery is 5 p.m. July 30.
That is not the last deadline for the lottery, however. Online applications will be accepted through 11:59 p.m., Aug. 16. To apply online, go to www.mefishwildlife.com and select Any Deer Permit.
Paper applications are no longer mailed to hunters who have entered in 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.
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. See the Department's website for more information.
The drawing will be held on Sept. 10.
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. The Superpack license is available to Maine residents only. For more information about the Any-Deer Permit Lottery, visit our website at www.mefishwildlife.com and select Any-Deer Permit.