OUTDOORS: Answers from Woodcock

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OUTDOORS: Answers from Woodcock

Postby Tom Nolette » Sat Mar 30, 2013 7:18 am

OUTDOORS: Answers from Woodcock
By Gary Hawkins

Woodcock touted three initiatives undertaken by his department which are scheduled to take effect this year. First, there is a dramatic proposed increase in any-deer permits from 34,000 last year to 46,000 this year. Just two years ago the numbers of permits had dipped to 26,000, the product of bad winters from 2008-21010.

Woodcock admitted mild winters are the best antidote for a declining deer herd, but said his department has also tried to help, particularly in northern Maine, by trying to eliminate coyotes from 35 targeted deer yards. The department paid an average of $100 for approximately 500 coyotes that were trapped and killed last year by hunters who were paid mileage for their efforts if they desired.

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