Maine’s annual hunting seasons for bears and moose are coming to an end for the year.

Saturday marks the end of the hunting season for both animals. It is legal to hunt moose in six of the state’s 29 wildlife management districts. The end of the bear season does not allow the use of bait, dogs, or traps to hunt the animals. Those methods will again be available for limited use in 2015 because voters rejected a ballot initiative that sought to ban them in November.

Saturday is also the last day of the year to hunt deer with firearms. The firearms season for deer is followed by a muzzleloader season that begins on Monday. An expanded archery season for deer also extends into December.


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