DIFW opens Marsh Island to bow hunting

Posted Aug. 31, 2011, at 7:28 a.m.
Last modified Aug. 31, 2011, at 3:54 p.m.

AUGUSTA, Maine — Maine’s Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife is opening the Marsh Island area in Old Town and Orono to archery hunting for white-tailed deer during this year’s season.

The plan approved by the department’s Advisory Council opens the area during any hunting season that allows the use of a bow and arrow, including the expanded archery season. University of Maine lands will remain closed to any hunting.

The expanded archery season begins Sept. 10 and runs through Dec. 10.

A controlled archery hunt first took place on Marsh Island in 2008.