ATTN: Nathan Bieber, Maine Deer Spy Maine Dept. 200 pound-plus bucks with heavy beams and long tines are truely awesome animals. Movement by deer from summer to winter range can vary from less than a mile to more than 25 miles depending on availability and suitability of the winter range. For example, a trail camera photo of a lone doe may be missing another deer that passed on the other side of the camera or was lagging behind, whereas a direct observation would likely account for the other deer. Augusta, ME 04333-0041, Phone: (207) 287-8000 Chris Johnson That is not a mule deer . Carl Lenander Jr. After searching everywhere on the internet, I was unable to find a photo pf this giant! Specializing in hunts for Mule Deer in Zone X5B and Pronghorn Antelope in Zone 4 Lassen. Currently, 94% of Maine is considered deer habitat; this excludes developed parts of the state. These factors include: habitat quality, habitat quantity, predators, disease and competition. Feb 12, 2020 - Explore Charles Hendrick's board "Mule Deer" on Pinterest. To view PDF documents, you will need the free Adobe Reader. Each year, MDIFW staff and contractors examine roughly 6,000-8,000 hunter-killed white-tailed deer to collect data on population sex ratios, age structure, estimated mortality and recruitment rates, and body and antler size to provide a clearer picture of the size and health of both the population and habitat. When it comes to whitetail deer, the average population in the state is roughly around 203,000 animals in the state. Wintering habitat is more limited in availability, comprising only 2 to 25% of the land base in various parts of the state. Population estimates suggest a decline of approximately 18% from just over 130,000 deer between 1998 and 2001, to a more recent average population level closer to 110,000. It won’t be possible for people to always tell deer apart. Declines in eastern Montana mule deer numbers were associated with inclement winter/spring weather and drought. Change ), You are commenting using your Twitter account. Prior to 1975, MDIFW did not set specific goals or quantified objectives for the deer population, harvest, or hunter success rates. One thing that can be a problem, demonstrated on this map, is that populations are higher in areas where the deer can not be supported correctly. Reported mean group size measurements are three to five and typical group size (i.e. 9/28 UPDATE: Book your hunt now. You may enter each observation that you make online at the link below. These postures help to maintain the dominance hierarchy within all deer groups.

End of Maine Mule Deer Hunting Guides If you are a Maine Mule Deer Hunting Guides and would like your service listed here, use our Submission Form. 284 State Street Mule deer are particularly selective eaters. Whitetails have reddish brown fur in the summer switching to a grayish brown in winter. Maine 4333 views 2 comments. Augusta, ME 04333-0041, Phone: (207) 287-8000 Our lodge includes shared private bathrooms, satellite TV, WiFi and all the comforts of home. Two subspecies of mule deer are grouped into the black-tailed deer. Bucks establish and maintain a dominance hierarchy; typically the majority of does in an area are bred by the most dominant bucks. At these times, hungry deer are underweight, prone to starvation and disease, produce fewer fawns, grow smaller antlers, and create increased conflicts with homeowners, gardeners, farmers, forest landowners, and motorists. Does in estrus are receptive to breeding for roughly 24 hours, and if not successfully bred, they will come into heat every 28 days, until early winter. It's Free!

Mule deer habitat is being lost in many regions and dramatically fragmented in others due to human population growth, development and natural events. Deer activity may also be influenced by weather, seasonality, and human activity. Guests sleep in one of 7 bedrooms. Deer are not generally territorial (defend their home range against intrusion of other deer). Newborn fawns begin life at 4 to 10 pounds but grow to approximately 85 pounds live weight in their first six months of life. goHUNT is a registered trademark of goHUNT, LLC. No, anyone who wishes to participate can do so without registering or signing up. When I was a kid, growing up in Windsor, east of Augusta, my father would run into a friend at Hussey’s General Store or on an Augusta street, and ... Keep Reading, 183 State St., Suite 101 Augusta, ME 04330. Overpopulation and Underpopulation: Why does it matter? Rut signs are a good indication that a buck has settled in nearby. Not only will they work to find you that trophy whitetail, they enjoy educating hunters on whitetail behavior and skills and techniques necessary to hunt the big woods.

After attaining maturity at age five, our bucks can reach record live weights of nearly 400 lbs. Maine, 2009 #3.

Mule deer populations are also limited by predators such as mountain lions, coyotes, bobcats and black bears. It should also be noted that other factors such as predation and disease are intensified when habitat quality is reduced. From then, deer expanded their range and became more common in central and northern Maine. Whether you choose a fully guided option or not, we want all our guests to be succesful. Finally, Maine’s deer population grew prolifically through the 1990’s as a result of the regulatory system that limited doe harvest, plus a series of mild winters. No one can miss that fact. For more information on data collected in support of Maine deer management, please visit our Research & Management Report (PDF). We want to estimate how many fawns are being recruited into the pre-hunt population. ( Log Out / 

What Wildlife Management District (WMD) is my town in? When determining the number of ADP to issue each year, it is important to estimate recruitment rates (how many fawns each doe is able to raise up until the hunting season) so we can account for how many deer are added into the population each year and what proportion of the doe population we can lose while keeping the population healthy and stable.

The most significant factor impacting mule deer populations in Colorado is quality and quantity of habitat.