Maine wildlife biologists propose 20 percent increase in moose hunting permits March 7, 2018

Maine Population Deer Population and Management News Archive

... 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..,

Trying to get a handle on state's moose population July 7, 2018 Maine, Lewiston Sun Journal
... When the moose aerial studies were commenced in 2010, getting a handle on the ever-elusive question of how many moose there actually are was an avowed purpose of the surveys ... Eight years later, it seems that, although we have gained useful data on moose sex ratios and causes of mortality, and other indices, we have fallen short in counting heads...

Maine Deer Population, Fears over chronic wasting disease give deer hunters pause October 15, 2018 Lewiston Sun Journal
... DIF&W estimates there are 230,000 to 250,000 deer and 50,000 to 70,000 moose statewide. Maine has been testing hunter-killed deer for CWD since 1999. 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..,

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