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 2017

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Be Sure of Your Target.. Before You FIre! Watch That Muzzle (Poster), Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and WIldlife and Sporting Arms and Ammunition Manufacturers' Institute

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 2011

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Maine's Game Plan for Deer : A Plan to Increase Maine's Northern, Eastern and Western Deer Herd, 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 2009

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Fishery Interim Summary Report Series No. 09-01: Sandy River Restoration Project, Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife and Forrest R. Bonney

Submissions from 2008

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Fishery Final Report Series No. 08-01: Seasonal Movements and Habitat Use of Brook Trout in the Magalloway River, Maine, Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife, David P. Boucher, and Diane Timmins

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Fishery Interim Summary Report Series No. 08-01: McIntire Pond Fishery Management, Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife and Forrest R. Bonney

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Fishery Interim Summary Report Series No. 08-02: South Bog Stream Brook Trout Habitat Restoration, Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife and Forrest R. Bonney

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Fishery Interim Summary Report Series No. 08-04: Rapid River Fishery Management, Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife and David P. Boucher

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Fishery Interim Summary Report Series No. 08-05: Upper Dam Pool Fishery Management, Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife and David P. Boucher

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Fishery Interim Summary Report Series No. 08-06: Magalloway River Fishery Management, Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife and David P. Boucher

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Fishery Interim Summary Report Series No. 08-07: Status of Western Maine Stream Restoration Projects, Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife and Forrest R. Bonney

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Fishery Interim Summary Report Series No. 08-08: South Bog Stream Brook Trout Habitat Restoration, Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife and Forrest R. Bonney

Submissions from 2007

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Fishery Final Report Series No. 07-02: Rainbow Trout Experimental Stocking Program: Rainbow Trout and Brook Trout Field Comparisons, Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife and James C. Pellerin

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Fishery Interim Summary Report Series No. 07-04: Biological Survey of Allagash Stream, Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife and Forrest R. Bonney

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Fishery Interim Summary Report Series No. 07-05: Sandy River Restoration Project, Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife and Forrest R. Bonney

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Fishery Interim Summary Report Series No. 07-06: C Pond Smallmouth Bass Investigations, Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife and David P. Boucher

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Fishery Interim Summary Report Series No. 07-1: Rangeley Lake Fishery Management, Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife and Forrest R. Bonney

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Fishery Interim Summary Report Series No. 07-2: Cupsuptic River Restoration Project, Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife and Forrest R. Bonney

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Fishery Interim Summary Report Series No. 07-3: Cold Stream Pond Fishery Management, Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife and Nels Kramer

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Hatchery Final Report Series No. 08-01: Experimental Rainbow Trout Stocking Program: Rainbow Trout, Brown Trout and Brook Trout Hatchery Comparisons, Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife and Jamie J. Bray

Submissions from 2006

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Fishery Interim Summary Report Series No. 06-01: Biological Survey of South Bog Stream, Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife and Forrest R. Bonney

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Fishery Interim Summary Report Series No. 06-02: Biological Survey of the Cupsuptic River, Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife and Forrest R. Bonney

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Fishery Interim Summary Report Series No. 06-03: Rangely Lake Fishery Management, Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife, Forrest R. Bonney, and David Howatt

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Fishery Interim Summary Report Series No. 06-04: Richardson Lakes Fishery Management, Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife and Forrest R. Bonney

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Fishery Interim Summary Report Series No. 06-05: Penobscot River Smallmouth Bass Management, Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife and Gordon Kramer

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Fishery Interim Summary Report Series No. 06-06: C Pond Smallmouth Bass Investigations, Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife and David P. Boucher

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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 2005

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A Baseline Atlas and Conservation Assessment of the Butterflies of Maine, Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife, Reginald P. Webster Ph.D, and Phillip G. deMaynadier Ph.D

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Fishery Final Report Series No. 05-01: Factors Affecting the Overwinter Survival of Bass Fry, Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife and Richard M. Jordan

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Fishery Interim Summary Report Series No. 05-01: Biological Survey of Cold Stream, Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife and Forrest R. Bonney

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Fishery Interim Summary Report Series No. 05-02: Magalloway River Fishery Management, Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife and David P. Boucher

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Fishery Interim Summary Report Series No. 05-03 (Revised): Upper Dam Pool Fishery Management, Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife and David P. Boucher

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Fishery Interim Summary Report Series No. 05-03: Upper Dam Pool Fishery Management, Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife and David P. Boucher

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Fishery Interim Summary Series No. 05-02 (Revised): Magalloway River Fishery Management, Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife and David P. Boucher

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Maine Bass Waters, Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and WIldlife

Submissions from 2004

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Fishery Interim Summary Report Series No. 04-1: Rangely Lake Fishery Management, Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife and Forrest R. Bonney

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Fishery Interim Summary Series No. 04-2: Biological Survey of the South Branch of the Dead River, Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife and Forrest R. Bonney

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Fishery Progress Report Series No. 04-2: Mooselookmeguntic Lake Salmonid Management, Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife and Forrest R. Bonney

Submissions from 2003

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Fishery Interim Summary Report Series No. 03-02: Magalloway River Fishery Management, Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife and David P. Boucher

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Fishery Progress Report Series No. 03-1: Aziscohos Lake Salmonid Fishery, Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife and Forrest R. Bonney

Submissions from 2002

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Analysis of Impacts Related to the Introduction of Anadromous Alewives into a Small Freshwater Lake in Central Maine, USA, Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and WIldlife, Maine Department of Environmental Protection, Maine Department of Marine Resources, Frederick W. Kircheis, Joan G. Trial, David P. Boucher, Barry Mower, Tom Squires, Nate Gray, and James Stahlnecker

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Final Report No. 02-02: Comparative Performance of Two Genetic Groups of Stocked Brook Trout in Maine Lakes, Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife and Forrest R. Bonney

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Final Report No. 02-1: An Assessment of Trout Fry and Fingerlings Stocked in Small Southern Maine Streams, Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife, John Boland, Francis Brautigam, and Jim Pellerin

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Fishery Interim Summary Report Series No. 02-1: Rangeley Lake Fishery Management, Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife and Forrest R. Bonney

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Fishery Interim Summary Report Series No. 02-2: The Distribution of Fishless Habitat and Chaoborus in Northwestern Maine, Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife and Tim Obrey

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Fishery Interim Summary Report Series No. 02-3: Biological Survey of South Bog Stream, Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife and Forrest R. Bonney

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Fishery Interim Summary Report Series No. 02-6: Biological Survey of the Magalloway River, Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife and Forrest R. Bonney

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Fishery Interim Summary Report Series No. 02-7: Annual Update of Winter Fishing Activities in Central Maine, Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife and James S. Lucas

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Fishery Interim Summary Report Series No. 02-9: Volume and Occurrence of Food Items in Salmonid Stomachs, Moosehead Lake, Maine, Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife and Scott A. Roy

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Fishery Progress Report Series No. 002-2: Meduxnekeag River Salmonid Fisheries Management, Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife and Frank O. Frost

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Fishery Progress Report Series No. 02-1: Evaluation of a Liberalized Harvest Regulation on a Lake Trout in Four Western Maine Lakes, Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife, David P. Boucher, and David Howatt

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Interagency Report Series No. 02-1: Analysis of Impacts Related to the Introduction of Anadromous Alewives into a Small Freshwater Lake in Central Maine, USA, Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife

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Maine Sport Fishing : Good, and Getting Better!, Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife and Peter Bourque

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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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Final Report No. 01-1: 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. Russell Danner

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Fishery Interim Summary Report Series No. 01-1: Rangely Lake Fishery Management, Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife and Forrest R. Bonney

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Fishery Interim Summary Report Series No. 01-4: Annual Update of Winter Fishing Activity in Central Maine, Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife and James S. Lucas

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Fishery Progress Report Series No. 01-1: Comparative Performance of Two Genetic Groups of Stocked Brook Trout in Maine Lakes, Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife and Forrest R. Bonney

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Fishery Progress Report Series No. 01-2: Evaluating Regulations Imposed on Wild Brook Trout Lakes to Restore Age and Size Quality, Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife and Forrest R. Bonney

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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 2000

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Fishery Interim Summary Report Series No. 00-1: An Assessment of Recreational Fisheries in the Lower Little Androscoggin River (Mechanic Falls to Auburn), Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife and Francis Brautigam

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Fishery Interim Summary Report Series No. 00-3: Rangeley Lake Fishery Management, Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife and Forrest R. Bonney

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Fishery Interim Summary Report Series No. 00-4: Biological Survey of the Cupsuptic River, Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife and Forrest R. Bonney

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Fishery Interim Summary Report Series No. 00-5: Annual Update of Winter Fishing Activity in Central Maine, Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife and James S. Lucas

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Fishery Interim Summary Report Series No. 00-6: Richardson Lakes Fishery Management, Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife and Forrest R. Bonney

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Fishery Interim Summary Report Series No. 00-7: Alligator Lake Salmon Management, Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife

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Fishery Progress Report Series No. 00-1: Rapid River Fishery Management, Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife and David P. Boucher

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Fishery Progress Report Series No. 00-2: Mooselookmeguntic Lake Salmonid Management, Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife and Forrest R. Bonney

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Fishery Progress Report Series No. 00-3: Aziscohos Lake Salmonid Fishery, Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife and Forrest R. Bonney

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Fishery Progress Report Series No. 00-4.c2: Comparative Performance of Two Genetic Groups of Stocked Brook Trout in Maine Lakes, Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife and Forrest R. Bonney

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Fishery Progress Report Series No. 00-4: Comparative Performance of Two Genetic Groups of Stocked Brook Trout in Maine Lakes, Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife and Forrest R. Bonney

The Freshwater Mussels of Maine, Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife, Ethan J. Nedeau, Mark A. McCollough, and Beth I. Swartz

Submissions from 1999

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Fishery Progress Report Series No. 99-3 : Evaluating Regulations Imposed on Wild Brook Trout Lakes to Restore Age and Size Quality, Forrest Bonney

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Fishery Progress Report Series No. 99-3: Evaluating Regulations Imposed on Wild Brook Trout Lakes to Restore Age and Size Quality, Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife and Forrest R. Bonney

Submissions from 1998

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Fishery Interim Summary Report Series No. 98-6: Tunk Lake Lake Trout Management, Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife and Ronald K. Brokaw

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Fishery Interim Summary Report Series No. 98-7 : A Comparison of Two Bass Sampling Techniques of Hancock Pond, Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife and Francis Brautigam

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Fishery Interim Summary Report Series No. 98-8: Annual Update of Winter Fishing Activity in Central Maine, Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife and James S. Lucas

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Fishery Progress Report Series No. 98-2: Abundance and Distribution of Mysis relicta in Moosehead Lake, Maine, Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife and Ryan H. Brown

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Fishery Progress Report Series No. 98-4: Evaluating Regulatory Restrictions Imposed on Wild Brook Trout Populations in Maine Lakes to Restore Age and Size Quality, Forrest R. Bonney and Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife

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

Submissions from 1997

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Final Report No. 97-1 : Comparative Performance of Three Ages of Hatchery-reared Brown Trout, Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife and Frederick W. Kircheis

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