Legislative Reports

The Wildlife Division is routinely called upon to write reports for the Legislature on topics related to its statutory duties. These range from opportunities and issues associated with recreation, wildlife management issues, and development of policies to govern actions by the Division. This section provides links to reports specifically required by legislative resolve.

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Reports to the Joint Standing Committee on IF&W
February 2013   Annual report on the Maine Endangered and Nongame Wildlife Fund [PDF]
January 2012 L.D.271 Resolve, to Direct the Department of IF&W to Prepare a Deer Winter Feeding Strategy.
January 2012 L.D.445 Resolve, Directing the Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife To Study Scents Used in Hunting Deer and Renderings Used in Deer Feed
January 2012 L.D.1569 An Act To Restore the White-tailed Deer Population and Improve Maine's Wildlife Economy and Heritage - An Act To Restore the White-tailed Deer Population and Improve Maine's Wildlife Economy and Heritage;
February 2010 L.D. 225 Resolve, to Provide for the Long-Term Funding of Programs of the Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife [PDF]
January 2010 L.D. 256 Resolve, to Direct the Commissioner of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife to Explore Opportunities and Issues Surrounding Wild Turkey Hunting [PDF]
January 2009 L.D. 2288 Resolve, to Create a Deer Predation Working Group [PDF]
December 2007 L.D. 823 Resolve, to Create an Effective Deer Habitat Enhancement and Coyote Control Program [PDF]
Reports to the Joint Standing Committees on Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry, and I F& W
January 2010 L.D. 561 Resolve, to Direct State Agencies to Develop Policies to Guide Employees When Accessing Private Woodland, Farmland, or Coastal Lands [PDF]