LD 488
First Regular Session - 125th Maine Legislature
LR 1249
Item 1
Bill Tracking, Additional Documents Chamber Status

An Act To Allow Nonresidents To Hunt on the First Day of the Firearm Season on Deer

Be it enacted by the People of the State of Maine as follows:

Sec. 1. 12 MRSA §11401, sub-§1, ¶B,  as affected by PL 2003, c. 614, §9 and amended by c. 655, Pt. B, §168 and affected by §422, is further amended to read:

B. The commissioner may shorten the open season on deer in any part of the State, as long as:

(1) The demarcation of the areas with the shortened season follows recognizable physical boundaries, such as rivers and railroad rights-of-way ; and .

(3) The Saturday preceding the first day of open season on deer is an open day for residents of the State only.

Sec. 2. Rules. The Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife shall amend its rules governing deer hunting to provide that the open season for deer hunting begins on the Saturday that had been limited to resident hunters only.


This bill allows nonresidents to hunt on the first day of the firearm season on deer.

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