Due to extremely widespread power outages, some hunters are having difficulty registering their harvested deer. Hunters are encouraged to call ahead to registration stations to see if they are open. A complete list of registration stations and phone numbers can be found here http://maine.gov/ifw/docs/registrationstations.pdf.
We remind hunters to continue to hunt safely, and If you harvest a deer and are unable to find an open deer registration station, you can contact a Maine Game Warden through Maine State Police dispatch centers.
The department would like to remind hunters that a recently revised law, PUBLIC LAW 2017 CHAPTER 226, allows a person to keep an unregistered animal harvested by that person if they notify a game warden within 18 hours and provide the location of the animal and the circumstances preventing the person from registering the animal.
To reach a Game Warden 24-hours a day, please contact the Maine State Police dispatch center nearest you: