MDIF&W Offers Tips on Living Among Wildlife

###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 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 27, 2011 *Media: For more information, contact MDIF&W Spokeswoman Deborah Turcotte at (207) 592-1164* ####MDIF&W Offers Tips on Living Among Wildlife With nature in full bloom, many people are headed outdoors – into their backyards, the woods and the beaches. Wildlife is active, too, and the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife reminds people to follow these simple steps to be safe among the wildlife and to keep young animals with their mothers.

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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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Drivers Urged to Heed New Roadside Warning Signs and Watch Out for Deer

**MAINE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION** **MAINE DEPARTMENT OF INLAND FISHERIES & WILDLIFE** [www.maine.gov/mdot]( http://www.maine.gov/mdot/ ) www.maine.gov/mdot [www.mefishwildlife.com]( http://www.mefishwildlife.com ) *MEDIA: For more information, call MDOT Spokesman Mark Latti at (207) 624-3030 or MDIF&W Spokeswoman Deborah Turcotte at (207) 592-1164* AUGUSTA, Maine – The arrival of spring means deer are on the move along roadways. MaineDOT and the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife are urging drivers to heed posted warning signs and slow down, particularly in areas where historically a high number of deer-vehicle collisions have occurred. As snow slowly disappears this spring, areas along the sides of roads are generally one of the first areas to green up with vegetation.

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MDIF&W Commissioner Woodcock Appoints Three to Leadership Posts

####MAINE DEPARTMENT OF INLAND FISHERIES & WILDLIFE 284 State St., SHS 41, Augusta, ME 04333 www.mefishwildlife.com Main Number: (207) 287-8000 *Media: For more information, call IF&W Spokeswoman Deborah Turcotte at (207) 287-6008 or (207) 592-1164* **Commissioner Woodcock Appoints Three to Leadership Posts** AUGUSTA, Maine – Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife Commissioner Chandler Woodcock on Monday appointed three people to leadership roles within the state agency – Deputy Commissioner, Colonel of the Maine Warden Service, and Director of Public Information and Education.. “The leadership team of the Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife is fortunate to have these dedicated and competent individuals on board,” according to Commissioner Woodcock. “I’m confident that these three individuals will have a positive impact on our continued efforts to accomplish the mission of preserving, protecting and enhancing Maine’s fish and wildlife resources.

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