Wildlife Interactions
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Avoid Wildlife Interactions

Maine is a beautiful state with an abundance of wildlife, and observing wild animals from your home or backyard is a thrilling experience. But the privilege of sharing your outdoor space with wildlife comes with certain responsibilities, all to keep you and the wildlife safe.

Discard and secure trash properly and compost responsibly to keep wildlife wild.

Avoid Wildlife Conflicts

Seeing wildlife near your home, even during daylight, is typically not a cause for alarm. The best way to encourage wildlife to move to another area is to follow the steps above.

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Black bears are most active in Maine during January - April.

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Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife's tagline is "All In For The Maine Outdoors".

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Maine has over 35,000 black bears.

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Maine's hunting and fishing licenses are the only funding source for MDIFW.

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Black bears are herbivores (eat plants only).

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