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Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife
Any Deer Permit Lottery
Landowner Information

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. What are the fees to apply to the lottery or to get a permit if my name is drawn?
  2. What is a cookie and how do I enable it?
  3. Can I submit multple applications to the lottery?
  4. How do I apply to the lottery for someone else?
  5. What is a WMD?

1. What are the fees to apply to the lottery or to get a permit if my name is drawn?

Applicants are only allowed to submit one application to the Any Deer hunting permit lottery each year. There are no fees to apply to the lottery.


2. What is a cookie and how do I enable it?

Cookies are small text files that a web server may ask your web browser to store, and to send back to the web server when needed. Cookies allow us to distinguish between different users, and to use information provided at one stage of an application at a later time (for instance, items placed in a 'shopping cart' might need to be displayed on a later 'check-out' screen). When we use cookies in this way, the cookie is stored on your web browser only temporarily; the cookie is destroyed at the end of the transaction or at the end of the browser session.

To set your web browser to accept cookies, please follow the instructions below:

For Internet Explorer:

Tools > Internet Options > Privacy > move slider to bottom to "Accept All Cookies" > Apply > OK

For Firefox:

Tools > Options > Privacy (button) > Cookies (tab) > check box for "Allow sites to set cookies"

For Netscape:

Edit > Preferences > Privacy and Security > Cookies > select Enable all cookies


3. Can I submit multple applications to the lottery?

No, multiple applications will result in the disqualification of all of your applications. If you need to edit information including your name, date of birth, subpermitee information, or WMD and season selections, you will have the opportunity to make those revisions by using this application site.


4. How do I apply to the lottery for someone else?

To apply to the lottery for someone else, enter the applicant's name, date of birth, residency, and answer if they applied to the lottery in the previous year for the person.


5. What is a WMD?

stands for Wildlife Management District. In 2000, the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife undertook an effort to reduce the confusion of having different hunting zones for deer, moose, turkey, and waterfowl by designing a zoning system that met the management requirements for all species, while unifying boundary lines. As a result of that effort, Maine was divided into 30 parcels, and the term Wildlife Management Districts (WMDs) was born.

Wildlife Management Districts are delineated, geographical sections of the State that have similarities in biological and geophysical characteristics. Factors such as geographical location (western mountains vs. downeast coastal plain), soils, predominant forest types (northern hardwoods vs. spruce-fir), seasonal temperature variations, precipitation including annual snowfall, land use (northern forest vs. agricultural), and human population and development, etc., are variables that ultimately influence habitat and the abundance and diversity of wildlife.


 

Questions about this Service? Contact IF&W at: (207) 287-8000 or Email: ifw.online@maine.gov