2011 Maine Moose Lottery One for the Record Books; Next Year’s Event in Rangeley

####MAINE DEPARTMENT OF INLAND FISHERIES & WILDLIFE 284 State St., SHS 41, Augusta, ME 04333 [www.mefishwildlife.com]( http://www.mefishwildlife.com ) PUBLIC: Main Number: (207) 287-8000 *MEDIA: Contact DIF&W Director of Information & Education Edie Smith at (207) 592-4348* FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 23, 2011 **2011 Maine Moose Lottery One for Record Books; Next Year’s Event in Rangeley** SCARBOROUGH, Maine – Prospective Maine moose hunters this week are finding out whether their name was pulled in this year’s Maine Moose Permit Lottery, held last Saturday, June 18 at Cabela’s. More than 1,500 people came to the national retailer’s Maine site to partake in a day of activities that included a barbeque contest, moose call techniques, moose hunt seminars – and the reading of 3,862 permit winners’ names, the most in the 31-year history of the lottery

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2011 Maine Moose Lottery One for the Record Books; Next Year’s Event in Rangeley

2011 Maine Moose Permit Lottery is June 18 at Cabela’s in Scarborough

####MAINE DEPARTMENT OF INLAND FISHERIES & WILDLIFE 284 State St., SHS 41, Augusta, ME 04333 [www.mefishwildlife.com]( http://www.mefishwildlife.com ) Main Number: (207) 287-8000 *MEDIA: For more information, call MDIF&W Spokeswoman Deborah Turcotte at (207) 592-1164* FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 8, 2011 **2011 Maine Moose Permit Lottery Set For June 18 at Cabela’s** AUGUSTA – The 2011 Maine Moose Permit Lottery Will take place Saturday, June 18, at Cabela’s in Scarborough. The public and media are encouraged to attend. Cabela’s is planning a full day of activities starting at 10 a.m., including moose hunting tips, a pre-season scouting report and a barbeque contest

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MDIF&W: Birders Excited About Launch of Maine’s New eBird Server

####MAINE DEPARTMENT OF INLAND FISHERIES & WILDLIFE 284 State St., SHS 41, Augusta, ME 04333 [www.mefishwildlife.com]( http://www.mefishwildlife.com ) Public: Main Number: (207) 287-8000 *MEDIA: For more information, call Wildlife Biologist Steve Walker at (207) 287-5254* FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 8, 2011 Birders Excited about Launch of Maine’s New eBird Server AUGUSTA, Maine – Maine’s vast birding community now has a means for turning the hobby into significant scientific help. The Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife, the Maine Birding Trail and Cornell University have launched a state-specific version of eBird – a popular birding site where birdwatchers share information about sightings, trips and trends. Birders are encouraged to visit the new Maine eBird site at [ebird.org]( http://ebird.org/content/me )or it can be accessed from MDIF&W’s website at [www.mefishwildlife.com]( http://www.mefishwildlife.com ).

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MDIF&W WIldlife Biologist Sandra Ritchie Honored by Legislature, Wildlife Society

####MAINE DEPARTMENT OF INLAND FISHERIES & WILDLIFE 284 State St., SHS 41, Augusta, ME 04333 [www.mefishwildlife.com]( http://www.mefishwildlife.com ) Main Number: (207) 287-8000 *MEDIA: For more information, call Spokeswoman Deborah Turcotte at (207) 592-1164* FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 8, 2011 **MDIF&W Wildlife Biologist Sandra Ritchie Honored** AUGUSTA, Maine – The Maine Legislature and the Maine chapter of The Wildlife Society are honoring Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife senior policy analyst Sandra Ritchie for her outstanding career in wildlife habitat and conservation planning. Ms. Ritchie, of Smithfield, on Tuesday was welcomed in the House of Representatives and the Senate as a Legislative Sentiment was read to show appreciation for her for nearly 30 years of wildlife management efforts, including playing a major role in the development of Maine’s Comprehensive Wildlife Conservation Strategy

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