At its Aug. 4 meeting the Old Town City Council approved issuing land access permits to allow archery hunting on certain city owned properties.

In further discussion the council set a fee of $5 for the permit. The fee was approved to offset the cost of printing the permits and staff time to issue the permits.

The use of portable hunting stands and game trail cameras will be permitted. Those with permits are allowed to access the land starting now, and must remove all equipment from the city property withing ten days after the last day of the season.

There are no changes to the permitted areas the city will allow access to, and all hunters are asked to respect the property rights of abutting landowners.

All hunters are also reminded that the city does not regulate hunting; hunters are required to complay with all State of Maine hunting laws.

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