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MDIFW News: Crystal Lake Ice Fishing Derby POSTPONED

##**MAINE DEPARTMENT OF INLAND FISHERIES & WILDLIFE**284 State St., SHS 41, Augusta, ME 04333www.mefishwildlife.com Main Number: (207) 287-8000 *Media Contact: Emily MacCabe (207) 462-1017*January 26, 2012**Crystal Lake Ice Fishing Derby POSTPONED**GRAY, Maine – Following the recommendations of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife Commissioner Chandler Woodcock, the Crystal Lake Ice Fishing Derby Board of Directors has decided to postpone the Crystal Lake Ice Fishing Derby and Kid’s Derby on Saturday January 28, 2012 to the date of Saturday, February 25, 2012. The event is postponed due to concerns for the public’s safety regarding ice conditions.

Winter Deer Feeding: Helpful or Harmful

Winter Deer Feeding:  Helpful  or Harmful

Jerry Levigne, retired deer biologist has written an article regarding the complex issue of feeding deer in the winter. For anyone who has fed the deer or is contemplating this activity, you should read this first. Please click on this link : http://www.sportsmansallianceofmaine.org/Deer_Feeding_Article.pdf

New 2012 Birder Bands Available From MDIFW

#MAINE DEPARTMENT OF INLAND FISHERIES & WILDLIFE*284 State St., SHS 41, Augusta, ME 04333* *www.mefishwildlife.com Main Number: (207) 287-8000* AUGUSTA, Maine – For the fourth consecutive year, birders across the state will have the opportunity to support non-game and endangered species conservation with the purchase of the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife’s Maine Birder Band. The Maine Birder Band program is intended to provide the Maine birding community an opportunity to support DIF&W’s non-game bird conservation efforts

MDIFW Reminds Hunters Of Transport Law

##MAINE DEPARTMENT OF INLAND FISHERIES & WILDLIFE*284 State St., SHS 41, Augusta, ME 04333**www.mefishwildlife.com Main Number: (207) 287-8000* AUGUSTA, Maine – Are you hunting out of state? Maine hunters should know the regulations surrounding bringing harvested deer, elk, moose or caribou back into the state of Maine

RRGSA Wins Prestigious 2011 IF&W Land-User Award

MDIF&W Commissioner Chandler Woodcock presents the RRG&SA with the 2011 Organized Land User of the Year Award." Left to Right: Commissioner Woodcock, RRG&SA members Elaine Holcombe, Marsha Baker, Kirby Holcombe, Rick Baker, Doreen Sinnett, Kevin Sinnett, and "Mac" Dudley.

RRGSA & Rangeley to host State of Maine 2012 Moose Lottery Drawing

RANGELEY SELECTED TO HOST 2012 MOOSE LOTTERY DRAWING – SATURDAY, JUNE 23, 2012 @ 4PM. Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife commissioner Chandler Woodcock announced in June that Rangeley was selected to host the 2012 moose lottery drawing. Since 1999, the moose lottery drawing has been held at different locations around Maine, including Millinocket, Boothbay Harbor, Old Town, Bucksport, Scarborough, Presque Isle, Rumford, Phippsburg, Kittery, Fort Kent, and Freeport

Statement From Maine Warden Service Colonel Joel Wilkinson

##MAINE DEPARTMENT OF INLAND FISHERIES & WILDLIFE**284 State St., SHS 41, Augusta, ME 04333** ##*Statement from Colonel Joel Wilkinson of the Maine Warden Service* AUGUSTA, Maine – Colonel Joel Wilkinson released the following statement this morning to address the shooting incident that took place in Rumford yesterday, and resulted in the death of Eric Richard, age 46, of Rumford. “The Maine Warden Service and Maine State Police were called to assist the Rumford Police Department with searching for Mr. Richard who was reported as despondent.

MDIFW: Hunter Education Instructors Recognized For Service

##MAINE DEPARTMENT OF INLAND FISHERIES & WILDLIFE**284 State St., SHS 41, Augusta, ME 04333** *www.mefishwildlife.com Main Number: (207) 287-8000* GORHAM, Maine – Three of Maine’s longest-tenured hunter education instructors were recognized by the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife for their efforts recently at a safety course held at Gorham Middle School. Sam Boothby of Gorham, Phil Guimond of Gorham and Mike Richard of Old Orchard Beach each received plaques to commemorate their milestones.

Club’s deer food plots thicken | The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram

Club’s deer food plots thicken The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday TelegramThis comprehensive article about our food plots came out in Portland’s Sunday Telegram. Please click to read the article

September Guest Speaker Steve Walker – Beginning With Habitat

Beginning With Habitat (BWH) is for organized towns to use as a tool when completing their long term comprehensive plans. Each town participating in this program receive BWH maps that include, among other things a detailed depiction of surface water resources, high value plant and animal habitats and large undeveloped blocks of habitat.

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