Bonus Antlerless Deer Permits Proposed for Georgetown and Arrowic in 2019
See this message from The Tick Group regarding July 1 comment deadline:
“Please show your support for the Department of Inland Fisheries & Wildlife’s new rule that aims to restore the deer herd to a healthy size, reduce tick- borne diseases, deer-vehicle collisions, and damage to our forests, indigenous plants, and gardens. The rule establishes Georgetown and Arrowsic as a sub-district Wildlife Management District (WMD) 25a and allows bonus permits that can only be harvested in our sub-district. Please write 1-2 sentences and email it to Georgetowntickgroup@gmail.com no later than June 28. We will combine all of these messages into a single file and email that file to DIF&W, as per their request.
If we work together as a community we should be able to direct most of those bonus permits to local hunters and have a safe and productive hunting season.
The specific rule states:
Subunits and Bonus Antlerless-only Permit Allocations (1) Subunit 25a: 270 permits. The island towns of Arrowsic and Georgetown, bounded by the Kennebec, Back, Sasanoa, and Sheepscot Rivers in WMD 25. Islands surrounding Arrowsic or Georgetown that are considered part of WMD 29 are not considered part of subunit 25a
For those of you with limited time, you can write something short and sweet along these lines:
“I support DIF&W’s plan to allow bonus antlerless deer permits in Georgetown and Arrowsic. I live in Georgetown[Arrowsic] and am concerned about the overabundance of deer and its impact on our community and ecosystem.”
You can follow updates on the Tick Committee on Nextdoor Georgetown Island
Nananda Col, on behalf of the Georgetown Tick Committee”