Maine Deer Season With Record Permits To Start Soon

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — A deer hunting season that will include a record number of permits will begin soon in Maine.

The state gave out more than 150,000 any-deer permits this year and is hoping for more participation in the hunt to help manage the growing deer herd. The firearms season for deer begins with Youth Deer Day, a special day for young hunters, on Oct. 23.

Maine's “resident only day” is Oct. 30 and then the full season runs from Nov. 1 to Nov. 27.

The state uses the fall hunting season to try to manage the number of the animals, which can cause traffic crashes and help spread diseases such as Lyme disease. The season for deer hunters who use archery is going on now and ends on Oct. 29.