Media Advisory: Phone Press Conference on Bat Disease, White-Nose Syndrome, Today at 11 a.m.

###MAINE DEPARTMENT OF INLAND FISHERIES & WILDLIFE 284 State St., SHS 41, Augusta, ME 04333 www.mefishwildlife.com Public: Main Number: (207) 287-8000 *Media: For more information, call IF&W Spokeswoman Deborah Turcotte at (207) 592-1164* ####M E D I A A D V I S O R Y **Bat Disease, White-Nose Syndrome, Confirmed in Maine; Not Harmful to Humans, but Deadly to Bats** AUGUSTA, Maine – The Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife has received confirmation that white-nose syndrome, a disease that has killed more than one million bats in eastern North America, now is in Maine. Wildlife biologists from the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will be available for a media phone press conference at 11 a.m.

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MDIF&W: Tips for Minimizing Nuisance Bears

####MAINE DEPARTMENT OF INLAND FISHERIES & WILDLIFE 284 State St., SHS 41, Augusta, ME 04333 www.mefishwildlife.com PUBLIC: (207) 287-8000 *Media: For more information, contact IFW Bear Biologist Jennifer Vashon at (207) 941-4238* **CORRECTED VERSION – TO REPLACE PRESS RELEASE SENT EARLIER TODAY** FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 11, 2011 **MDIF&W: Tips for Minimizing Nuisance Bears** AUGUSTA – This spring, the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife is strongly encouraging homeowners to take food source and food-odor prevention steps around their properties as ways to deter bears that could become a nuisance or danger. Bears have recently emerged from their dens throughout Maine and are in search of food that is not readily available to them at this time of year

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Maine Warden Service Suspends Search for Missing China Snowmobiler; Issues Ice Warning

MAINE DEPARTMENT OF INLAND FISHERIES AND WILDLIFE PRESS RELEASE For more information, contact IF&W spokesperson Deborah Turcotte at 592-1164 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 7, 2010 The Maine Warden Service tonight suspended its search for 18-year-old Richard “Shaw” Jackson of China after an extensive six-day search for the snowmobiler who went missing Friday night, Jan. 1…

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