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Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife - Laws and Rules August 23, 2011 Public Law, Chapter 381: An Act To Restore the White-tailed Deer Population and Improve Maine’s Wildlife Economy and Heritage

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Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife - Laws and Rules August 23, 2011 
Public Law, Chapter 381:  An Act To Restore the White-tailed Deer Population and Improve Maine’s Wildlife Economy and Heritage
• Establishes a Deer Predation Advisory Group to assist with developing and implementing a program to control predation on deer.
• Also establishes the Predator Control and Deer Habitat Fund within MDIFW as a nonlapsing fund to be used by theCommissioner to fund or assist in funding predator control and to enhance deer habitat.The Department will establish a system of checkoff options on its online licensing system that allow a person to donate money to be deposited in the fund and used for purposes indicated by the checkoffs.
• Requires that for acquisitions funded by the Land for Maine’s Future Fund, the board shall give priority to conserve and protect deer wintering areas in addition to projects that conserve lands with multiple outstanding resource or recreational value or a single
exceptional value.
• Directs MDIFW to expand Maine’s Game Plan for Deer to the entire state and submit the plan to the Joint Standing Committee on Inland Fisheries and Wildlife no later than February 1, 2012.
• Directs the Department to report annually to the Joint Standing Committee on Inland Fisheries and Wildlife on a number of deerrelated issues...


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