AUGUSTA — Maine’s firearms deer hunting season is coming to a close.

The four-week season, which began Oct. 26, ends Saturday.

A total of 34,160 any-deer permits were issued this year, up from 26,390 permits in 2011.

Muzzleloader season begins on Monday and ends Dec. 1 statewide, with a second one-week season running from Dec. 3-8 in a limited number of hunting districts.