"News & Issues" piece on Maine's tourism industry, which is opposing the Departm
"News & Issues" piece on Maine's tourism industry, which is opposing the Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife's (IF&W) plans for an expanded moose hunting season in 2001 because of potential conflicts with other recreational uses of the North Woods, particularly foliage viewing and fishing. Vaugh Stinson, executive director of the Maine Tourism Association, says the state's own data shows hunting is on the decline while tourism and wildlife watching are increasing rapidly. Stinson said tourism generates over $300 million annually. IF & W's Big Game Working Group has proposed increasing moose permits from 3,000 to up to 3,800 and to move from a one-week season to a two-week split season that would jump from the last week of September to the second week of October.
Hunting, Moose, Tourist trade
Austin, Phyllis, ""News & Issues" piece on Maine's tourism industry, which is opposing the Departm" (2000). Maine News Index – Maine Times. 4448.