Monthly Review from the Maine Dept of Inland Fisheries & Wildlife - July 2016

monthly review

July 2016

Maine Game Wardens Participate in Operation Dry Water


During the weekend of June 24-26, Maine Game Wardens along with other marine law enforcement participated in Operation Dry Water, a national outreach and enforcement campaign with the goal of raising awareness of the dangers of boating under the influence and removing impaired operations from our nation’s waterways. READ MORE

Echo Lake Togue and Salmon Continue To Thrive


The bios in Region B have been busy on central Maine lakes recently, keeping an eye on salmon and lake trout growth in Echo Lake. The central Maine lake occupies parts of Fayette, Mount Vernon and Readfield. READ MORE

Photo Blog: Banding Canada Geese in Western Maine


Each summer, biologists and volunteers capture and band approximately 500 Canada geese in Maine as part of a region-wide effort to monitor and manage populations throughout the eastern United States. READ MORE

Allagash Fishery Part of 50th Anniversary Celebration


While the Allagash may be synonymous with canoeing, the waterway also boasts a wild brook trout fishery that attracts anglers from throughout the country and beyond.  A fishway in Churchill dam allows IFW biologists the opportunity to monitor the brook trout population. READ MORE

Monitoring Maine’s Waterfowl Production and Populations


Waterfowl brood surveys have long been a traditional part of the work program for regional wildlife biologists and serve as a method to monitor annual nesting success and survival of hens and their young. READ MORE

Any-Deer Permit Lottery


The deadline to apply for the 2016 Any-Deer permit lottery is August 15! Apply online now!

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2016-2017 Hunting Laws


The 2016-2017 hunting laws are now available online! The newly designed printed copies will be available at licensing agents across the state within the next week or so. The new books, featuring a simplified design, now include migratory game bird hunting laws, which in the past have been published separately. A separate trapping law book will be published early this fall.