Tomorrow, September 6th, is a day nearly 70 thousand Mainers have been waiting for, the deer hunting lottery. According to WGMEMaine monitors its deer population with lotteries to decide who can hunt these animals. These are "all deer" permits, which allow the hunt of antlerless deer and deer with antlers less than 3 inches in length as well as long antlered deer.

While the hunters without a permit can only hunt longer-antlered bucks.

The state will issue around 68,000 permits this year, which is less than previous years because hunters harvested more deer than the state's objective last year. The firearm season for hunting deer begins in November.

They will announce the lottery winners, HERE at noon.

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