Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife

Maine oversees record year for piping plover hatchlings

(U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service)OGUNQUIT, Maine — Maine officials say the effort to protect a rare bird species has met success with a record number of piping plover hatchlings. Maine Audubon says beaches across the state saw 128 piping plover fledglings, a record number since monitoring began in 1981. The Portland Press Herald reports Ogunquit Beach ended up seeing the…

Maine holding auction for right to hunt moose

AUGUSTA, Maine — Maine is auctioning off 10 of its coveted moose permits for next fall’s hunting season. The Maine Department of Inland Fisheries And Wildlife says it will give the permits to applicants who submit the highest bids. The moose hunt happens in the fall every year and is limited to hunters who win a special lottery. The auction…