PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The Trump administration has announced plans to increase access to hunting and fishing on national wildlife refuges, including three in Maine.
The Portland Press Herald reports the proposal announced Monday by U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke would open about 250,000 acres to hunting and fishing.
The three Maine refuges that would be affected are the Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge in York, the Moosehorn National Wildlife Refuge in Washington County and the Lake Umbagog National Wildlife Refuge along the New Hampshire-Maine border.
It is unclear how much hunting and fishing would be expanded in those areas. Department officials have not responded to questions for comment.
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The executive director of the Sportsman’s Alliance of Maine says it is too early for the group to take a position on the proposal.