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Maine Whitetail Deer Hunting Habitat Guide


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Maine Whitetail Deer Harvest Data

Maine's white-tailed deer harvest data is shown in the table below. The records show Maine's white-tailed deer harvest for 2015 is 20315 deer with 14899 bucks and 5416 antlerless deer harvested.

The table includes the deer harvest density for Maine's deer habitat as described below. The 2015 white-tailed deer harvest density for Maine's deer habitat is 1.13 deer per square mile with 0.75 bucks per square mile and 0.37 antlerless deer per square mile.

DeerMaine HarvestDeer Per Sq. Mile
Bucks148990.75
Anterless 54160.37
Total203151.13

Maine Whitetail Deer Habitat

Maine's total land area is 32244 square miles. This includes 1135 square miles of urbanized areas, 1430 square miles of water, and other areas that are not considered as deer habitat. The potential deer habitat within Maine is comprised of 29530 square miles of land distributed in the land types shown below.

Habitat Land TypeSquare Miles
Forest21689
Grassland900
Crops648
Wetland3906
Shrubland2387
Total Habitat29530

Maine Deer Hunting Areas

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