The Irish have the wearing of the green; Maine has the wearing of the orange. When venturing into the woods some orange clothing is always a good idea, but it becomes a requirement during hunting season. In fact, for a few dollars you pick up a vest, can clip a compass to it and maybe carry a small survival kit in one of the pockets. You carry a spare tire, right? Do you think more of your car than you do yourself?
Fall means shorter days, colder weather and a number of hunting seasons. With thanks to Representative Pete Johnson’s and his email newsletter, here are some of the 2008 hunting seasons… but you don’t have to keep track (unless you want to hunt!); just always wear your orange!
Firearms season: Nov. 3-29 (statewide); Any-deer Wildlife Management Districts (WMD) are 15-17, 20-29.
Residents Only: Nov. 1
Youth Deer Day: Oct. 25
Archery: Oct. 2-31
Muzzleloader statewide (all WMDs): Dec. 1-6
Muzzleloader WMDs 12, 13, 15, 16, 17, 18, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 29: Dec. 8-13
Expanded archery season (designated areas only): Sept. 6-Dec. 13