AUGUSTA - 12,000 hunters were awarded turkey permits in a random chance drawing this morning at the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife (IFW) headquarters in Augusta. There were 26, 471 hunters who applied for the 12,000 permits.
A list of those who were awarded permits is available on the department's web site at www.mefishwildlife.com. You may also find out by calling the IFW Information Center at 287-8000 from 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. weekdays. Letters to all successful applicants in the permit drawing will be mailed next week and then will have until March 14 to pay for the permit. A turkey permit costs $10.00 for residents and $40.00 for nonresidents. Unsuccessful applicants will not be notified. The permit is for bearded turkeys only.
This year, 29% of the applicants applied online for their turkey permit. This past fall, 23% of all applicants for any deer permits applied online. Hunters interested in applying for a moose permit can also apply online for their moose permit at www.mefishwildlife.com.
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