An Act To Allow Junior, Senior and Veteran Hunters To Shoot Antlerless Deer on the Opening Day of Hunting Season
Sec. 1. 12 MRSA §11401-A is enacted to read:
§ 11401-A. Opening day antlerless deer; youth, seniors and veterans
A person who possesses a valid junior hunting license, a person who is 65 years of age or older who possesses a valid hunting license or a veteran who possesses a valid hunting license may take an antlerless deer with a firearm on the first day of the regular deer hunting season established in section 11401. A person who takes an antlerless deer pursuant to this section must pay a registration fee of $10 at the time that person registers the antlerless deer. A person who is 65 years of age or older and a veteran may not take more than one antlerless deer pursuant to this section.
For purposes of this section, "veteran" means a person who served in the United States Armed Forces and was not dishonorably discharged.
This bill allows a licensed junior hunter, veteran or person who is 65 years of age or older to take an antlerless deer with a firearm on the first day of the regular deer hunting season and imposes a $10 deer registration fee.