Guidelines for the 2008 deer reduction program

Posted Nov. 27, 2008, at 8:52 p.m.

Prepared by the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife.

1. Dates of deer reduction will be December 1 to December 13 2008.

2. Deer reduction is prohibited on Sundays. However, if necessary, archers will be allowed to track and retrieve any wounded deer on Sunday.

3. No trash will be left in the woods or excessive cutting of brush for shooting lanes.

4. Archery equipment only on deer reduction program, no firearms or crossbows.

5. Nonfood-based scent attractants may be used.

6. Archers will be required to assist each other to track and recover arrowed deer.

7. Archers will be required to contact UMO Public Safety should they need to access their lands. The contact phone number is 581-4040. Please also refer to the position statement included in your packet of information.

8. Sign in and sign out will be in place for Safety Reasons during the deer reduction program.

9. Participating archers are permitted to harvest 3 deer. Only one may be a buck.

10. No harvesting of any pie-bald or albino deer allowed per request from some of the Marsh Island residents.

11. Should you wish to donate a deer, the Hunters For The Hungry contact is: Bill Melgey in Greenfield at 827-7554.

12. No other game may be harvested during this deer reduction effort.

13. All participating archers must have their ID number on their arrows.

14. Participating archers will provide vehicle make, model and license number of vehicle used.

15. Participating archers will keep a daily Reporting Card.

16. Please keep track of your personal expenses (gas, motel, other).

17. All deer harvested will be brought to the designated registration station to be tagged and allowed for collection of biological data. Archers will not be required to expose their deer while in transport.

18. Should you be approached by the media, please refer them to MDIFW, Jeff or Jerome. City of Old Town officials will handle their own media issues.

19. Harvested deer may be gutted on site at the Airport parcel, but must be removed whole at the Penny Road parcel.

20. Trucks, ATVs, snowsleds may be used to remove harvested deer at the Penny Road parcel. Parking will be allowed at the tower above the trailer park.

21. All shots on deer will be taken from a tree stand on the Penny Road parcel. Ground blinds may be used on the Airport parcel.

22. 20-yard shots maximum for the Penny Road parcel, 30 yards maximum for the Airport parcel.

23. BLIP archers will have access at the airport via the sliding gate and will be given the combination for the 2-week period. The gate to the city’s recycling area will be made available to these archers as well.

24. All deer will be registered and data collected at the assigned registration station.

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