Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife

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Gov. Janet Mills is making a new push to prevent a potential drawdown of East Grand Lake that could leave thousands of camps and residences high and dry.

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The Maine Inland Fisheries and Wildlife department is encouraging Mainers to try fishing - one of the outdoor activities under Gov. Janet Mills' order aimed at curbing the spread of COVID-19.

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Maine is launching an urgent effort to assess the state's insect populations.  The Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife is undertaking the initiative after new studies showed a steep decline in populations of insects across the globe.

Courtesy Gov.-elect Janet Mills' office

Maine Gov.-elect Janet Mills announced Wednesday that she's nominating the Director of Wildlife at Maine's Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife to lead the department. If confirmed, Judy Camuso would be the first woman to lead the department.

AUGUSTA, Maine - Maine wildlife managers are making it easier for hunters to register their big game animals with a new web-based system.

Mainers participating in a newly released big game management plan say that they are largely happy with the state's current hunting regulations as long as animal populations remain healthy and robust.

Judy Camuso, wildlife director for the Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife, said opinions from hunters and non-hunters were surveyed over the past three years to produce the report intended to guide department policy to manage the state's bear, moose, deer and turkeys.

BANGOR, Maine - Members of the Maine Inland Fisheries and Wildlife Department are out today searching for "oiled animals" in a field training exercise.

"There will be no actual oil involved - we're not going to put any oil into the environment," says spill response coordinator Don Katnik.