Monday marks the beginning of muzzleloader deer season in Maine. The firearm season ended this past Saturday in Maine with hunters seeing more deer than the past few seasons.The Maine Department of Fish and Wildlife Services said that the firearms deer season was likely the best in recent years, largely due to a healthier deer population.

Muzzleloader season will end on December 7 in some Wildlife Management Districts and will extend for another week for others.

All hunters must have a muzzleloader license to hunt as well as a big-game hunting license.