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Originally published in Castine Patriot, September 27, 2018 and Island Ad-Vantages, September 27, 2018 and The Weekly Packet, September 27, 2018
Hunters, agents, MDIFW benefit from web-based registration

A new, web based game registration system is up and running at tagging stations statewide, providing hunters, stations and the department with an efficient, easy to use system that benefits all, according to a news release from the Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife.

“This new system will quickly allow tagging stations and hunters to register their animal, and also provide our biologists and game wardens with real-time harvest data,” Chandler Woodcock, MDIFW Commissioner, said in the release.

The new web-based system became operational the opening day of bear season, August 27, and has been providing instant data to department personnel about the progress of bear season. The system replaces the old game registration booklets, where agents used to fill in the data by hand.

The new web based system is simpler and faster, and provides the department with real-time data concerning the harvest of animals. This allows the department to provide customers with information about deer or moose harvest numbers more quickly, as well as provide its biologists the information they need to make decisions on seasons and permit numbers in a much more timely manner.

For a complete list of tagging stations, visit

Currently Maine is in the midst of bear season, which continues through November 24. The first week of moose season began September 24 and the archery season for deer begins September 29. To obtain a license online or to learn more about hunting in Maine, visit