George's Outdoor News Blog Archive June, 2012
You are breaking the law. I am sure of it. Somewhere in your house is a feather from a wild bird, maybe even a nest with eggs in it. You’ve got a skull from a wild animal, perhaps, that you found in the woods. Whatever it is, you most assuredly don’t have the required possession permit.
I’d also bet that you are entirely unaware that it is illegal to possess wild birds or animals, or any part of a wild animal, including feathers and bones, without a $25 permit issued by Maine’s Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife.
The Maine Outdoor Heritage Fund Board awarded $325,000 in grants to 36 projects on May 3, a substantially diminished pot of money than was available in the past. This fund gets its money from an instant lottery game and the board awards the profits from the game to wildlife conservation and outdoor recreation projects twice a year.