As the air cools down and the leaves start to turn colors, some look at this as the end of Summer. We
look at it optimistically as the Beginning of Hunting Season! Of course many of you are like we are and
experience "Hunting Season" year round. Continued success is more skill than luck, and knowing the
woods, what is there, and when they travel can enhance your outdoor experience several-fold. We
are already many months into clearing trails, planting and tending food plots, building or maintaining
stands and blinds and watching trail cameras. Filling the freezer is just the last step in this enormous
The herd looks pretty well in Central Maine. The permit numbers are up and if you are here we assume
you were drawn for your Any Deer permit too. Congratulations. If it was in a district less desirable than
another you would prefer to hunt, maybe we can help facilitate a transfer to help you enjoy your hunt
If you can, please Introduce a new hunter (or 10) to the outdoor experience we are so passionate about.
The young new hunters are the future of wildlife management in Maine and passing down our outdoor
heritage and time honored traditions is indeed an important task.
Please consider joining the Sportsman's Alliance of Maine. You can find them at: