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Deer Hunt Ends 

Maine’s 2007 deer-hunting season ended Saturday

for hunters using firearms.

But hunting continues for muzzle-loaders and archers in

designated areas after the Sunday break.

The firearms season followed a 2006 season that finished with a

higher tally than biologists had predicted.

The state game department says hunters killed nearly 30,000 deer

last season, a few hundred more than the pre-season prediction and

also above the 20-year average.

No figures are available yet for the 2007 season.