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Maine fox hunt ending for the winter on Wednesday

February 28, 2018

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine’s fox hunting season is ending for the winter.

The Pine Tree State has a small but active group of hunters who pursue foxes. The season ends on Wednesday. There is no limit on the number of foxes a hunter can harvest during the season, which begins in October.

There are a handful of clubs remaining in New England for traditional fox hunters who pursue the animals on horseback with hounds.

Wednesday is also the last day of the season to pursue gray squirrels via falconry and to hunt snowshoe hares on Vinalhaven Island. Bobcat season ended on Feb. 21.

The next major hunting season in Maine is the turkey hunt, which begins near the end of April.

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