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Maine

Seasons, Licenses, Regulations

Everything you need to plan your hunting trips, from maps to regulations and beyond.

Known ForExceptional sea duck hunting

TerrainContains mountains in the northwest, uplands, and coastal lowlands

Government Lands1,921,445 acres

Government Lands %8%

Private Lands20,721,794 acres

Private Lands %92%

Maine

Hunting Seasons

Deer

Seasons

Licenses & Permits

Big Game Hunting License

16 and older.

Resident: $26 | Nonresident: $115

Archery Hunting License

16 and older.

Resident: $26 | Nonresident: $75

6-Day Archery Hunting License

16 and older.

Nonresident: $26

Crossbow Permit

Resident: $26 | Nonresident: $56

Registration Fee

Resident: $5 | Nonresident: $5

Muzzleloader Permit

Resident: $13 | Nonresident: $69

Expanded Archery Antlerless Permit

Resident: $12 | Nonresident: $12

Expanded Archery Either Sex Permit

Resident: $32 | Nonresident: $32

Junior Hunting License

0 - 15 years.

Resident: $8 | Nonresident: $35

Bear

Seasons

Licenses & Permits

Big Game Hunting License

16 and older.

Resident: $26 | Nonresident: $115

Archery Hunting License

16 and older.

Resident: $26 | Nonresident: $75

6-Day Archery Hunting License

16 and older.

Nonresident: $26

Crossbow Permit

Resident: $26 | Nonresident: $56

Bear Permit

Resident: $27 | Nonresident: $74

Registration Fee

Resident: $5 | Nonresident: $5

Muzzleloader Permit

Resident: $13 | Nonresident: $69

Junior Hunting License

0 - 15 years.

Resident: $8 | Nonresident: $35

Moose

Seasons

Licenses & Permits

Big Game Hunting License

16 and older.

Resident: $26 | Nonresident: $115

Archery Hunting License

16 and older.

Resident: $26 | Nonresident: $75

6-Day Archery Hunting License

16 and older.

Nonresident: $26

Crossbow Permit

Resident: $26 | Nonresident: $56

Registration Fee

Resident: $5 | Nonresident: $5

Moose Permit

Resident: $1,500 | Nonresident: $1,500

Muzzleloader Permit

Resident: $13 | Nonresident: $69

Junior Hunting License

0 - 15 years.

Resident: $8 | Nonresident: $35

Turkey

Seasons

Licenses & Permits

Big Game Hunting License

16 and older.

Resident: $26 | Nonresident: $115

Archery Hunting License

16 and older.

Resident: $26 | Nonresident: $75

6-Day Archery Hunting License

16 and older.

Nonresident: $26

Crossbow Permit

Resident: $26 | Nonresident: $56

Small Game License

16 and older.

Resident: $15 | Nonresident: $75

3-Day Small Game Hunting License

Nonresident: $50

Wild Turkey Permit

Resident: $20 | Nonresident: $20

Junior Hunting License

0 - 15 years.

Resident: $8 | Nonresident: $35

Coyote

Season bag limit: no limit

Seasons

Licenses & Permits

Small Game License

16 and older.

Resident: $15 | Nonresident: $75

3-Day Small Game Hunting License

Nonresident: $50

Coyote Night Hunting Permit

Resident: $4 | Nonresident: $4

Junior Hunting License

0 - 15 years.

Resident: $8 | Nonresident: $35

Bobcat

Season bag limit: no limit

Seasons

Licenses & Permits

Small Game License

16 and older.

Resident: $15 | Nonresident: $75

3-Day Small Game Hunting License

Nonresident: $50

Junior Hunting License

0 - 15 years.

Resident: $8 | Nonresident: $35

Fox

Season bag limit: no limit

Seasons

Licenses & Permits

Small Game License

16 and older.

Resident: $15 | Nonresident: $75

3-Day Small Game Hunting License

Nonresident: $50

Junior Hunting License

0 - 15 years.

Resident: $8 | Nonresident: $35

Pheasant

Daily bag limit: 2

Seasons

Licenses & Permits

Small Game License

16 and older.

Resident: $15 | Nonresident: $75

3-Day Small Game Hunting License

Nonresident: $50

Pheasant Permit

Resident: $17 | Nonresident: $17

Junior Hunting License

0 - 15 years.

Resident: $8 | Nonresident: $35

Grouse

Ruffed grouse daily bag limit: 4

Spruce grouse daily bag limit: no limit

Seasons

Licenses & Permits

Small Game License

16 and older.

Resident: $15 | Nonresident: $75

3-Day Small Game Hunting License

Nonresident: $50

Junior Hunting License

0 - 15 years.

Resident: $8 | Nonresident: $35

Quail

Bobwhite daily bag limit: 4

Seasons

Licenses & Permits

Small Game License

16 and older.

Resident: $15 | Nonresident: $75

3-Day Small Game Hunting License

Nonresident: $50

Junior Hunting License

0 - 15 years.

Resident: $8 | Nonresident: $35

Duck

Duck daily bag limit: 5

Sea duck daily bag limit: 6

Seasons

Licenses & Permits

Small Game License

16 and older.

Resident: $15 | Nonresident: $75

3-Day Small Game Hunting License

Nonresident: $50

State Migratory Bird Permit

Resident: $7.50 | Nonresident: $7.50

Federal Migratory Bird Permit

Resident: $25 | Nonresident: $25

Junior Hunting License

0 - 15 years.

Resident: $8 | Nonresident: $35

Goose

Canada goose daily bag limit: 2

Snow goose daily bag limit: 25

Brant daily bag limit: 2

Seasons

Licenses & Permits

Small Game License

16 and older.

Resident: $15 | Nonresident: $75

3-Day Small Game Hunting License

Nonresident: $50

State Migratory Bird Permit

Resident: $7.50 | Nonresident: $7.50

Federal Migratory Bird Permit

Resident: $25 | Nonresident: $25

Junior Hunting License

0 - 15 years.

Resident: $8 | Nonresident: $35

Rabbit

Snowshoe hare daily bag limit: 4

Cottontail daily bag limit: no limit

Seasons

Licenses & Permits

Small Game License

16 and older.

Resident: $15 | Nonresident: $75

3-Day Small Game Hunting License

Nonresident: $50

Junior Hunting License

0 - 15 years.

Resident: $8 | Nonresident: $35