The Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife (IFW) was established to ensure that all species of wildlife and aquatic resources in the State of Maine are maintained and perpetuated for their intrinsic and ecological values, for their economic contribution, and for their recreational, scientific, and educational use by the people of the State. In addition, the Department is responsible for the establishment and enforcement of rules and regulations governing fishing, hunting, and trapping, propagation and stocking of fish, acquisition of wildlife management areas, the registration of snowmobiles, watercraft, and all-terrain vehicles, safety programs for hunters, snowmobiles, and watercraft, and the issuing of licenses (hunting, fishing, trapping, guide, etc.) and permits.

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Submissions from 2016

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Maine's Endangered Wildlife, 2016, Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife

Submissions from 2015

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Contribution of Fall-Stocked Brown Trout to a Winter Fishery: A Comparison of Trout Stocked in October and December 2015, Francis C. Brautigam and Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife

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Maine Hunting & Trapping. 2015-16 State of Maine Summary of Hunting & Trapping Laws and Rules, Maine Department of Inland Fisheries & Wildlife

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Maine's Brook Trout Stream Monitoring Project: Trends in Abundance and Size Quality of Stream-Dwelling Brook Trout, 1990-2014, Wes Ashe and Dana DeGraaf

Submissions from 2014

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Fishery Interim Summary Report Series No. 14-2 Rapid River Fishery Management, Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife, David Howatt, and David Boucher

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Frequently Asked Questions About Trapping or Hunting Bears With Bait and Hounds 2014, Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife

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Magalloway River Fishery Management 2014, David Howatt, Dave Boucher, and Maine Department of Inland Fisheries & Wildlife

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Maine Hunting & Trapping: 2014-2015 State of Maine Summary of Hunting & Trapping Laws and Rules, Maine Department of Inland Fisheries & Wildlife

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Mooselookmeguntic Lake Fishery Management 2014, David Howatt, Jason Seiders, and Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife

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Rapid River Fishery Management 2014, David Howatt, Dave Boucher, and Maine Department of Inland Fisheries & Wildlife

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Richardson Lakes Fishery Management 2014, David Howatt, Jason Seiders, and Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife

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The Response of a Native Brook Trout (Salvelinus fontinalis) Population to the Removal of Competing Species in LIttle Moxie Pond 2014, Timothy C. Obrey and Maine Department of Inland Fisheries & Wildlife

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Upper Dam Pool Fishery Management 2014, David Howatt, Jason Seiders, and Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife

Submissions from 2013

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Habitat Variables Influencing the Return of Hatchery-Reared Fall-Yearling Brook Trout in Maine Waters 2013, Wes Ashe, Jason Seiders, Scott Davis, Fisheries and Hatcheries Division, and Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife

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Sebec Lake Fishery Management. Fishery Progress Report Series No. 13-02 2013, Timothy C. Obrey and Maine Department of Inland Fisheries & Wildlife

Submissions from 2012

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Report of the Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife Before the Joint Standing Committee on Inland Fisheries and Wildlife Regarding L.D. 1569 Sec. 10 An Act To Restore the White-tailed Deer Population and Improve Maine’s Wildlife Economy and Heritage; Predator Control, Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife

Submissions from 2010

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Guidelines for Wildlife: Managing Deer Wintering Areas in Northern, Western and Eastern Maine 2010, Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife

Submissions from 2006

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Maine Brook Trout : Biology, Conservation, and Management, Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife and Forrest Bonney

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Maine Landlocked Salmon : Life History, Ecology, and Management, David Boucher and Kendall Warner

Submissions from 2002

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Minor Sportfish Management Plan 2002, James Lucas and Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife

Submissions from 2001

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Results of a Pilot Study to Evaluate Effects of Hooking and Handling on Fall-angled Salmonids, Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife and G R. Danner

Submissions from 1998

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Modeling Effects of Food and Harvests on Female Black Bear Populations 1998, Craig R. McLaughlin

Submissions from 1995

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Report to the 117th Maine legislature pursuant to LD 793 12 MRSA : A Study of Eastern Coyotes and their impact on White-tailed Deer in Maine, Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife and Gerald R. Lavigne

Submissions from 1994

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Black Bear Hunting in Maine: Do Hunter Characteristics Affect Opinions Regarding Hunting Regulations 1994, Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife

Submissions from 1990

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A Study of the Impact of Game and Nongame Species on Maine's Economy, Kevin J. Boyle, Stephen D. Reiling, Mario Teisl, and Marcia L. Phillips

Submissions from 1986

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Maine American Woodcock Management Plan, 1985, Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife and R. Bradford Allen

Submissions from 1985

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The Landlocked Salmon in Maine : Life History, Ecology and Management of Maine Landlocked Salmon, Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife, Kendall Warner, and Keith A. Havey

Submissions from 1982

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Fisheries Research Bulletin No. 11 : Moosehead Lake Fishery Management, Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife and Roger P. AuClair

Submissions from 1981

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Proposed Changes in Maine's Bear Regulations, 1981, Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife

Submissions from 1980

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Planning for Maine's Fish and Wildlife Resources, Volume V : Aquatic Furbearers, Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife

Submissions from 1972

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Maine Deer and Bear Guides, 1972, Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife

Books from 1964

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Report of Proceedings : Mt. Katahdin Tragedy Board of Review / Conducted Jointly by Baxter State Park Authority and Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Game, Baxter State Park Authority and Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Game

Submissions from 1963

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Maine Animal Tracks, Maine Fish and Game Department and Klir Beck

Submissions from 1956

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Information and Education Division Yearly Report, July 1956, Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Game

Submissions from 1954

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Fishery Research and Management Division Bulletin No. 1 : The Larger Animal Parasites of the Fresh-water Fishes of Maine, Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife and Marvin C. Meyer

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"Mr. Warden", Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Game

Submissions from 1950

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Report of the Commissioner of Inland Fisheries and Game 1950, Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Game

Submissions from 1946

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Fish Survey Report No. 7 : A Biological Survey of the Lakes and Ponds of Mount Desert Island, and the Union and Lower Penobscot River Drainage Systems, John L. Fuller and Gerald P. Cooper

Submissions from 1945

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Fish Survey Report No. 6 : A Biological Survey of Moosehead Lake and Haymock Lake, Maine, Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Game, Gerald Paul Cooper, and John L. Fuller

Submissions from 1942

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Fish Survey Report No. 5 : A Biological Survey of Lakes and Ponds of the Central Coastal Area of Maine, Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Game and Gerald Paul Cooper

Submissions from 1941

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Fish Survey Report No. 4 : A Biological Survey of Lakes and Ponds ol the Androscoggin and Kennebec River Drainage Systems in Maine, Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Game and Gerald Paul Cooper

Submissions from 1940

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Fish Survey Report No. 3 : A Biological Survey of the Rangeley Lakes, with Special Reference to Trout and Salmon, Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Game and Gerald Paul Cooper

Submissions from 1939

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Fish Survey Report No. 1 : A Biological Survey of the Waters of York County, and the Southern Part of Cumberland County, Maine, Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Game and Gerald Paul Cooper

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Fish Survey Report No. 2 : A Biological Survey of Thirty-one Lakes and Ponds of the Upper Saco River and Sebago Lake Drainage Systems in Maine, Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife and Gerald Paul Cooper

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Graphical Data Regarding State of Maine Inland Fish & Game, 1939, Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Game and Archer L. Grover

Submissions from 1932

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Report of the Commissioner of Inland Fisheries and Game for the State of Maine for the Fiscal Year Ending June 30, 1932, Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Game

Submissions from 1924

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Report of the Commissioners of Inland Fisheries and Game for the State of Maine for the year 1924, Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Game

Submissions from 1920

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Report of the Commissioner of Inland Fisheries and Game for the State of Maine for the Fiscal Year 1920, Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Game

Submissions from 1916

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Report of the Commissioners of Inland Fisheries and Game, 1915, Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Game

Submissions from 1915

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Report of the Commissioners of Inland Fisheries and Game, 1914, Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Game

Submissions from 1914

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Report of the Commissioners of Inland Fisheries and Game of the State of Maine for the Year 1913, Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Game

Submissions from 1909

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Report of the Commissioners of Inland Fisheries and Game for the State of Maine for the year 1908

Submissions from 1908

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Report of the Commissioners of Inland Fisheries and Game, 1907, Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Game

Submissions from 1892

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Report of the Commissioners of Fisheries and Game of the State of Maine for the Years 1891-92, Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Game

Submissions from 1891

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Report of the Commissioners of Fisheries and Game of the State of Maine for the Years 1889-90, Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Game

Submissions from 1888

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Report of the Commissioners of Fisheries and Game of the State of Maine for the Years 1887-1888, Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Game

Submissions from 1886

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Report of the Commissioners of Fisheries and Game of the State of Maine for the Years 1885-1886, Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Game

Submissions from 1884

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Report of the Commissioners of Fisheries and Game of the State of Maine for the Year 1884, Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Game

Submissions from 1883

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Report of the Commissioners of Fisheries and Game of the State of Maine for the Year 1883, Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Game

Submissions from 1882

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Report of the Commissioner of Fisheries and Game of the State of Maine for the Year 1881, Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Game

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Report of the Commissioner of Fisheries and Game of the State of Maine for the Year 1882, Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Game

Submissions from 1880

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Report of the Commissioners of Fisheries and Game of the State of Maine for the Year 1880, Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Game

Submissions from 1879

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Report of the Commissioner of Fisheries of the State of Maine for the Year 1879, Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Game

Submissions from 1878

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Twelfth Report of the Commissioners of Fisheries of the State of Maine for the Year 1878, Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Game

Submissions from 1877

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Eleventh Report of the Commissioners of Fisheries of the State of Maine for the Year 1877, Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Game

Submissions from 1876

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Tenth Report of the Commissioners of Fisheries of the State of Maine for the Year 1876, Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Game

Submissions from 1875

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Ninth Report of the Commissioners of Fisheries of the State of Maine for the Year 1875, Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Game

Submissions from 1874

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Eighth Report of the Commissioners of Fisheries of the State of Maine for the Year 1874, Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Game

Submissions from 1873

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Seventh Report of the Commissioners of Fisheries of the State of Maine for the Year 1873, Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Game

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Sixth Report of the Commissioners of Fisheries of the State of Maine for the Year 1872, Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Game

Submissions from 1872

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Fifth Report of the Commissioner of Fisheries of the State of Maine for the Year 1871, Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Game

Submissions from 1870

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Fourth Report of the Commissioner of Fisheries of the State of Maine for the Year 1870, Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Game

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Third Report of the Commissioner of Fisheries of the State of Maine, 1869, Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Game

Submissions from 1869

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Second Report of the Commissioners of Fisheries of the State of Maine, 1868, Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Game

Submissions from 1868

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First Report of the Commissioners of Fisheries of the State of Maine, 1867, Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Game