The Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife has added a third waterfowl hunting zone south of Route 1 from Kittery to Calais, Maine.

The waterfowl hunting season dates for this new Coastal Zone begin October 1 to October 20, 2012, followed by a four week hiatus before the second part of the waterfowl hunting season from November 19, 2012 to January 5, 2013.

Definition for South/Coastal Zone Line: Maine-New Brunswick border in Calais at the Route 1 bridge, south along Route 1 to the Maine-New Hampshire border in Kittery.

This modification to the Maine waterfowl hunting zones is part of an effort to provide waterfowl hunters with an opportunity to harvest waterfowl that migrate to the coast of Maine from November to early January. Prior to this addition, coastal waterfowl hunters were subject to the same season dates as the Southern Zone.

There will be two youth waterfowl hunting days in the Coastal Zone. They are Sept. 22 and November 17, 2012.

For more information on the current Maine waterfowl hunt, visit www.maine.gov/ifw/laws_rules/hunting_trapping/mig_birdlaws.htm#schedule.

Logo courtesy Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife

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