For the second session in a row, the legislature has killed a proposal to create a single comprehensive hunting license. For the price of 13 gallons of gas, you would have been able to hunt in Maine for an entire year, all game animals, all seasons, all bag limits. Representative Mike Shaw sponsored the bill, at my request.
I understand that even the best of ideas can take years to get through the legislature, so while I am disappointed, I will not give up.
Five members of the legislature’s Inland Fisheries and Wildlife supported an amended version of the bill that would have created a package of permits covering the most popular hunts, but that was quickly killed in the House of Representatives.