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AUGUSTA, Maine - Maine's window for deer hunters to apply for a permit is closing this week.

AUGUSTA, Maine - Maine's deer hunters would be able to harvest the animals with crossbows if a proposal from a state legislator is approved.

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This year's deer harvest in Maine may be the largest in more than 15 years.

AUGUSTA, Maine - Maine wildlife officials say they expect the state's deer hunters to have a productive year because of weather conditions and the size of the herd.
The firearms season for deer began on Oct. 27 with "resident only'' day and lasts until Nov. 24. Maine deer biologist Nathan Bieber says a growing deer population in central and southern Maine is good news for the state's hunters.
Last year's hunt was the most successful in a decade. Bieber says this year has "the potential to be even better.''

BANGOR, Maine - Maine's young hunters might have hit a five-year high for deer harvesting during the state's annual day for youth deer hunting.

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AUGUSTA, Maine - Maine's annual deer permit lottery is ready to begin, and there are thousands more permits available this year than in years previous.

AUGUSTA, Maine  — Maine hunters are taking to the woods to participate in the state's expanded deer hunt.

Resident Deer Day Saturday

Oct 31, 2015

 PORTLAND, Maine (AP) _ The busiest part of Maine's annual fall deer hunt is getting underway with ``resident only'' day.

 PORTLAND, Maine (AP) _ Maine's residents-only day for deer and moose hunting is underway.

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BAR HARBOR, Maine - On Nov. 4, residents of Bar Harbor will go to the polls to decide whether to overturn an 80-year-old ban on deer hunting. A task force put together to address a recent rise in complaints over nuisance deer is recommending a pair of firearms seasons, followed by a regular bow hunting season.  But the issue is proving to be a controversial one.  And in this community known for its well-heeled folks "from away," people on both sides of the issue say a persistent rural-urban divide may be adding a layer of complexity.