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State of Maine Department of Inland Fisheries & Wildlife


Chandler E. Woodcock

Andrea L. Erskine
Deputy Commissioner

Main Office

284 State St., 41 SHS,

Augusta, ME 04333-0041

(207) 287-8000

Web site

Operation Game Thief

1-800-ALERT US (253-7887) In State
(207) 287-6057 Out of State

Regional Communication Centers

If you are in need of the services of a game warden call the Department of Public Safety Dispatch at the following toll-free numbers:

Augusta (800) 452-4664

Gray (800) 228-0857

Houlton (800) 924-2261

Orono (800) 432-7381

NOTE! The State Police numbers may be used to report a fire, ONLY if a fire warden or forest ranger cannot be reached. To report wildfire arson call 1-800-987-0257 — The Maine Forest Service, Department of Conservation

Members of the IF&W Advisory Council

Cathy A. DeMerchant

Androscoggin, Kennebec,
and Sagadahoc Counties
(207) 923-3287

Richard “Dick” Fortier

Aroostook County (207) 496-1221

Richard Thurston

Cumberland County (207) 885-5441

Sheridan Oldham

Franklin and Oxford Counties (207) 864-4323

Jeffrey C. Lewis (Chair)

Hancock County (207) 667-6859

Gunnar Gundersen

Knox, Lincoln,
and Waldo Counties
(207) 563-1959

Donald Dudley

Penobscot County (207) 538-5173

Lila S. Ware

Piscataquis and Somerset Counties(207) 474-5430

Lance S. Wheaton (Vice-Chair)

Washington County (207) 448-7726


York County

Comments and Complaints

If you wish to make a comment about any member of the Department, please come to or call the closest office (listed on this page), and talk to the appropriate staff member. Written comments should be mailed to:

Maine Department of Inland Fisheries & Wildlife
284 State Street
41 State House Station
Augusta, ME 04333-0041

Receipt of your correspondence will be formally acknowledged in writing.

Administrative Regions

Region A – Gray (207) 657-2345

Region B – Sidney (207) 547-5300

Region C – Jonesboro (207) 434-5925

Region D – Strong (207) 778-3322

Region E – Greenville (207) 695-3756

Region F – Enfield (207) 732-4131

Region G – Ashland (207) 435-3231

The Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife receives federal funds from the U.S. Department of the Interior.

Accordingly, all Department programs and activities must be operated free from discrimination in regard to race, color, national origin, age, or handicap. Any person who believes that he or she has been discriminated against should write to the Office of Equal Opportunity, U.S. Department of the Interior, Washington, D.C. 20240.


Regulations in red are new this year.

Purple text indicates an important note.

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