Maine’s deer-hunting season kicks off

Posted Oct. 31, 2009, at 1:11 p.m.

PORTLAND, Maine — Maine sportsmen are out in blaze orange as deer-hunting season kicks off.

Maine residents are allowed to hunt for the first day of firearms season, with residents and nonresidents alike allowed starting Monday. The season ends Nov. 28.

The Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife is predicting this fall’s deer kill to be the smallest in at least 25 years because the deer herd has thinned after two straight winters with deep snow packs and cold temperatures.

The harvest is projected to come in at fewer than 20,000 deer.

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