Maine any-deer permits were awarded to hunters Monday through the lottery held by the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife.
A Maine hunting license allows a hunter to take one buck, but the lottery-issued any-deer permits allow the tagging of a doe or a buck with antlers less than 3 inches in length. Any-deer permits are assigned to specific wildlife management districts around the state.
A total of 46,710 any-deer permits were issued in 16 wildlife management districts. The deer hunt is bucks-only in the other hunting districts.
Firearm season for deer hunting begins with Youth Deer Day on Oct. 26. Maine Resident Only Day is Nov. 2, and the firearm season for all hunters runs Nov. 4-30.
Monday’s any-deer winners were selected by a random computerized drawing from applications submitted this summer.
To see the winners, go to www.mefishwildlife.com