An Act To Auction Off Moose Permits to Maine Guides
Sec. 1. 12 MRSA §11154, sub-§14 is enacted to read:
This bill directs the Commissioner of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife to issue 300 moose hunting permits each year to licensed Maine guides. The 300 moose hunting permits for licensed Maine guides are in addition to those moose hunting permits allotted under the regular lottery system. The bill limits the number of moose hunting permits a licensed Maine guide can receive in one year to 2 and allows that licensed Maine guide to sell those moose hunting permits at sportsman shows. The bill establishes a fee structure and provides that money raised from those fees must be used to support biologists conducting moose-related research in the State.