Suspend the Cow Hunt for Moose in Maine's Wildlife Management Districts 4, 8 and 9 for 2014.
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On March 28, 2014 in just a few short days, decisions will be made on the # of moose permits to be distributed by way of lottery across the State of Maine. There is something we can do to save our Moosehead Lake Moose Population.
Starting in September, WMD Zones 4, 8 and 9 host 18 days of moose hunting here in Northern Maine. In 2014, the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife has suggested that up to 500 cow or "antlerless" tags will distributed by the lottery in the Moosehead Lake Region alone.
Each bullet that takes one mother moose, potentially takes 3-6. By the time the cow hunt arrives, a female moose may be impregnated with up to 3 babies. Also she potentially has one or two calves that are only 6 months old. These young moose already have so many predators, why take the mother moose at such a vulnerable stage in life?
It is obvious to all who live here that our moose herd is on the decline. We have witnessed the winter tick epedemic and how it is reducing moose survival rates. Our concern is that our local herd is being over hunted and on the verge of eradication. Not only is an entire species at risk, but so is the livelihood of those who depend on living moose in our eco-tourism driven local economy at Moosehead Lake.
Please stop the cow hunt!!! Give our moose a chance.
Please contact Becky Orff to express your concerns, Inland Fisheries & Wildlife, 284 State Street, 41 State House Station, Augusta, ME 04333-0041, Email: Becky.Orff@maine.gov Telephone: (207) 287-5202
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