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Aroostook County - Northern Maine
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Martins, Aroostook Maine
Martins
Phone: (207) 728-3395
93 Main Street
Madawaska, ME 04756
www.martinsmotel.org
1-866-294-9274

Do you like winter sports? Are you looking for the perfect getaway? We have a place for you to rest and relax at any time of the year. You might call Martin's Motel the cozy alternative to the larger motel chains. The facility has 12 rooms. 10 regular rooms which feature either one full size bed, 2 full size beds, 1 queen size, or a full and a twin. Our 2 larger suites, which are perfect for families or large groups, feature 3 full size beds and a sofa bed, and 2 full beds and a sofa bed. All rooms are equipped with cable, remote control television, air condition, refrigerators, and telephones.

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Cozy Pines Lodging, Madawaska Maine Lodging.Cozy Pines Lodging is located in an area called the St. John Valley in Aroostook County Maine. The St. John Valley is the furthest most part of the country neighboring the Canadian border. Known or referred to by some people as "God's Country", we have the best that Mother Nature can give for all outdoor enthusiasts. Cozy Pines Lodging is located in Grand Isle, Maine, a small northern Maine town located on U.S. Route 1, and is only minutes away from neighboring towns of Madawaska, Maine and Van Buren, Maine which are both border crossing towns which makes visiting Canada a simple drive.
Cozy Pines Lodging  95 Morneault Road  Grand Isle, Maine  04746 
207-459-7069

www.cozypineslodging.com       Email cozypineslodging@yahoo.com
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MID COAST  &  ACADIA DOWNEAST



118 nickerson rd.
Searsport, ME 04974
207-338-1883 | E-Mail
We guide hunters and fishermen on the ocean in the mid-coast Maine region.Come hunt Maine
for sea ducks, white-tailed deer, black bear or fish the beautiful coast of Maine for striped bass.



Maine Hunting, Fishing, camping Guide
Jay Farris - P.O. Box 824, Gardiner, Me. 04345 - Telephone # (207)215-3828
 www.maineexperienceguideservice.com    Email: maineexperience@yahoo.com
Jason Farris, Certified Master Maine Guide and owner of Maine Experience Guide Services offering day & overnight fishing, canoeing, camping and hunting trips in the areas of Augusta, Bath, Brunswick, Gardiner, Winthrop and Belgrade, Maine. Lodging is available. I believe as a Professional Maine Guide one of my strong points is the ability to tailor a trip no matter how long or short to the clients needs.
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Kennebec and Moose River Valley's Maine
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   Trophy whitetail deer hunting with top producing outfitter in the Northeast
    Northern Outdoors is renowned for quality resort facilities, great food and an experienced staff.
     State-of-the-art equipment and guides that are top professionals in their field.

The Forks
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800-765-7238

Adventures for all ages

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Jay Farris - P.O. Box 824, Gardiner, Me. 04345 - Telephone # (207)215-3828
 www.maineexperienceguideservice.com    Email: maineexperience@yahoo.com

Maine Hunting Guide, Maine Guide

Maine Fishing Guide, Maine, FishingJason Farris, Certified Master Maine Guide and owner of Maine Experience Guide Services offering day & overnight fishing, canoeing, camping and hunting trips in the areas of Augusta, Gardiner, Winthrop and Belgrade, Maine. Lodging is available. I believe as a Professional Maine Guide one of my strong points is the ability to tailor a trip no matter how long or short to the clients needs.






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Patten, Maine Phone: (207) 746-3938 
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Southern Maine Region 

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. Parsonsfield 207-793-2652
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Why Buy from Us
Twenty Years In The Same Location We are family owned and operated, and working on the second generation.
In Water Demo A Technician will take each customer to the lake with their new boat before you take it home.
Award Winning Dealership 1998 United States Ski Doo Dealer of the Year, 2002 Silver Sales Award from Godfrey Marine, 2003 District Ski Doo Dealer of the Year.  
Factory Trained Technicians We have six on site technicians.                              
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Extensive Parts and Accessory Departments We carry a full line of marine and snowmobile parts and accessories, as well as Minn Kota Trolling Motors, Lowrance Fish Finders and HO Waterskis.  

290 West River Rd-Waterville, Maine     207-872-5660    Email: chamlin@hamlinsmarine.com

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The same in Maine like elsewhere, before engaging in any form of outdoor recreation on property, which belongs to someone else, you must seek permission when it comes to hunting preys. The state grants permits to hunt Any-Deer, Moose and Wild Turkey, as also hunting season permits and hunter safety courses for locals and visitors.In fact, you can easily purchase a hunting license on the Internet through a system called Moses. Moses is the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife offering an efficient online hunting and fishing licensing system, available any time of the day or night, with the facility to print your license in just minutes after it is delivered by email.Licenses available are Hunting and Fishing Combo, single Fishing License or single Hunting License, and visiting any fishing guides or hunting guides you can easily plan your next trip to Maine.
You can find many other registered guides to assist you in your Maine's hunting and fishing experience. Consult Maine Professional Guides Association Directory to find them.Further information on the Maine Endangered Species Act passed by the Maine Legislature in 1975 due to concern that various species of fish and wildlife were in danger of disappearing from the State. This act is also available through the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife.

There are 33 species of fish and wildlife listed under Maine's Endangered Species Act. 3 of those species are also federally listed under the U.S. Endangered Species Act, the same as other 16 species currently or historically occurring in Maine but not under the Maine Endangered Species Act, which is reviewed every 5 year for consideration of any additions, deletions, or status changes.

Maine is a premier hunting and fishing destination due its abundance of unspoiled woods and waters. It is estimated that over 300,000 deers, 35,000 moose and 23,000 bear population all over the state.

Keeping this in mind, any hunter has excellent opportunities in getting a trophy while they enjoy the most awesome scenarios of Maine, with abundance of upland birds; there are uncountable acres of grouse, woodcock habitat, and countless inland waterfowl opportunities for duck hunters.

With nearly 32,000 miles of water streams, fishing in rivers, lakes, ponds and coasts, Maine offers the following list of species:

Alewife, Black sea bass, Blue shark, Blueback herring, Bluefin tuna, Bluefish, Brown trout, Cod, Cusk, Cunner, Dogfish, Goosefish, Haddock, Hake, Halibut, Herring, Mackerel, Mako shark, Menhaden, Ocean pout, Pollock, Porbeagle shark, Redfish, Salmon, Sculpin, Sea raven, Shad, Skate, Smelt, Striped bass, Sturgeon, Tautog, Thresher shark, Winter flounder, and Wolffish.

General Hunting Information - General Hunting Information

General Hunting Provisions - General Hunting Provisions

General Trapping Provisions - General Trapping Provisions

Hunting and Trapping License Fees - Hunting and Trapping License Fees

Hunting Seasons - Hunting Seasons

Laws Pertaining To Licenses & Permits - Laws Pertaining To Licenses & Permits

Moose Hunting in Northern Maine - Laws pertaining to Moose Hunting

Find out more about hunting Laws and other various other Legal mandates in Maine. If you are looking to work in Pine Street Sate and need learn more about Employment Law try a directory to find Local Attorneys if you have recently moved and are seeking new representation.

NOTICE TO DOG OWNERS.......It is unlawful for any dog to run at large at any time, except when used for hunting. (AT LARGE means off the premises of the owner and not under the control of any person by means of personal presence or attention). It is unlawful for any dog to chase, wound or kill a deer or moose at any time or any other wild animal in closed season.

TREE STANDS.......It is unlawful to insert any metallic or ceramic object into a tree on land of another for the purpose of erecting a ladder or tree stand. All ladders or observation stands erected on another person's land must be removed by the beginning of the 10th day following the close of the hunting season,unless written permission is obtained from the landowner.

AIDING ACCIDENT VICTIMS & REPORTING ACCIDENTS.......Any person who knows or has reason to believe that he/she has inflicted injury to another person by the use of firearms or bow and arrow is required to make themselves known to the victim and render such first aid and assistance as he/she is capable of under the circumstances. He/she is also required to report the incident, by the quickest means, to a game warden or other law enforcement officer.

HUNTER ORANGE CLOTHING.......Anyone who hunts with a firearm during the open firearm season on deer is required to wear two articles of solid-colored hunter orange clothing (fluorescent orange) that are in good and serviceable condition and visible from all sides. One article must be a hat. The other article of clothing must cover a major portion of the torso, such as a jacket, vest, coat or poncho. The presence of a decal on an article of clothing that is otherwise solid-colored hunter orange does not disqualify that article of clothing from satisfying the requirements of this subsection. HUNTER ORANGE means a daylight fluorescent orange color with a dominant wave length between 595 and 605 nanometers, excitation purity not less than 85% and luminance factor of not less than 40%. (NOTE: Waterfowl hunters who are hunting from a boat, blind or in conjunction with waterfowl decoys are exempt from this requirement). Anyone who hunts any species with a firearm in the moose hunting district must still wear one article of hunter orange clothing.

MUNICIPAL FIREARM ORDINANCES.......Several Maine cities and towns have adopted local ordinances which restrict or prohibit the discharge of firearms. These ordinances have been enacted in the interest of public satety. Prior to hunting near thickly settled communities, hunters should check with local authorities concerning the possible existence of firearm ordinances.

A CAUTION ON LIVER AND KIDNEY CONSUMPTION.......The Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife and the State Bureau of Health recommend that the liver and kidneys of moose not be eaten because of possible contamination with the heavy metal cadmium. Also, recent studies have shown smaller amounts of cadmium in liver tissues from Maine deer, and deer, elk and antelope from other States. Maine health officials recommend that deer liver consumption be limited to 0.8 pounds in one sitting and 1 to 1-1/3 pounds per week. Human symptoms of acute cadmium poisoning include severe nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, muscle cramps and salivation. There is no known health risk from eating moose meat or deer meat.

HUNTER CHECK STATIONS.......We suggest that whether you are successful or not, you stop in at one of the Department's deer hunter check stations (which are not registration stations). Our wildlife biologists collect information which is valuable in determining regional deer herd productivity and condition and figuring sex and age ratios. You will receive facts and figures from last year's season, and the information you provide will be a basis for management decisions to be made next year.

BIG BUCK SKULL AND ANTLER TROPHY CLUB.......Maine has a club for deer hunters called "The Biggest Bucks in Maine Club", which is sponsored by THE MAINE SPORTSMAN (Box 507, Yarmouth, ME 04096). To qualify, a hunter must shoot a buck weighing at least 200 pounds (field dressed). Application blanks are available from Department wardens and biologists. In addition, any hunter who takes a trophy deer, bear or moose may wish to obtain information concerning The Maine Skull and Antler Trophy Club. Contact Richard P. Arsenault, The Maine skull and Antler Trophy Club, RR 15, Box 190, Gorham, ME 04038.

A Limited Liability for Recreational or Harvesting Activities
1. Definitions:

  • A. "PREMISES" shall mean improved and unimproved lands, private ways, any buildings or structures on those lands and waters standing on, flowing through or adjacent to those lands.
  • B. "RECREATIONAL OR HARVESTING ACTIVITIES" means recreational activities conducted out-of-doors, including hunting, fishing, trapping, camping, hiking, sight-seeing, operation of snow-traveling and all-terrain vehicles, skiing, hang-gliding, boating, sailing, canoeing, rafting or swimming or activities that involved harvesting or gathering forest products. It shall include entry, use of and passage over premises in order to pursue these activities..

2. Limited Duty. An owner, lessee or occupant of premises shall owe no duty of care to keep the premises safe for entry or use by others for recreational or harvesting activities or to give warning of any hazardous condition, use, structure or activity on these premises to persons entering for those purposes.

3. Permissive use. An owner, lessee or occupant who gives permission to another to pursue recreational or harvesting activities on the premises shall not thereby:

  • A. Extend any assurance that the premises are safe for those purposes.
  • B. Make the person to whom permission is granted an invitee or licensee to whom a duty of care is owed; or
  • C. Assume responsibility for or incur liability for any injury to person or property caused by any act of persons to whom the permission is granted.

4. Limitation on section. This section shall not limit the liability which would otherwise exist:

  • A. For a willful or malicious failure to guard or to warn against a dangerous condition, use, structure or activity;
  • B. For an injury suffered in any case where permissison to pursue any recreational or harvesting activities was granted for a consideration other than the consideration, if any, paid to the landowner by the State; or
  • C. For an injury caused, by acts of persons to whom permission to pursue any recreational or harvesting activities was granted, to other persons to whom the person granting permission, or the owner, lessee or occupant of the premises, owed a duty to keep the premises safe or to warn of danger.

5. No duty created. Nothing in this section shall create a duty of care or ground of liability for injury to a person or property.

6. Costs and fees. The court shall award any direct legal costs, including reasonable attorney's fees, to an owner, lessee or occupant who is found not to be liable for injury to a person or property pursuant to this section.

Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife-If you're willing to give your time and energy to help us manage Maine's precious natural resources and protect our otudoor heritage, give us a call. We have projects that involve volunteer help. Our new volunteer coordinator is Charlie Mann and you can reach him at (207)287-8069.

MAINE LANDOWNERS-LAND USERS-PROJECT LAND SHARE

ASK FIRST.......Most outdoor recreation in Maine takes place on private property through the generosity of the landowner. Only by respecting landowners and their property can we be sure we will have land available in the future for the various forms of outdoor recreation we enjoy, including hunting and trapping. If you know you are welcome to use someone's land, don't abduse the privilege. If you don't know whether you are welcome, find out. If the land is posted or you know you are not welcome, find another location. A hunting or trapping license does not give you the right-stated or implied-to go on another person's land against their wishes. ALWAYS SEEK PERMISSION before engaging in any form of outdoor recreation on property which belongs to someone else.


INDIAN TERRITORY

As a result of the Maine Indian Claims Settlement Act of 1980, lands purchased by the Penobscot Indian Nation and the Passamaquoddy Tribe within certain designated areas of the State are classified as Indian territory and are given "special" legal status. The Penobscot Nation and the Passamaquoddy Tribe, within their respective Indian territories, have exclusive authority to regulate hunting and trapping. At the time of this publication, parcels of Indian territory had been acquired within the following areas:

PENOBSCOT NATION: Franklin County: Alder Stream Twp. Penobscot County: T2 R9 NWP (western portion), T3 R9 NWP (eastern portion), T6 R8 WELS (western portion) Argyle Twp. (northern portion and T3 R1 NBPP (north-eastern portion). Piscataquis County: T6 R8 NWP. The Penobscot Nation also has exclusive authority to regulate hunting and trapping in the Penobscot Reservation, consisting of all islands in the Penobscot River north of, and including, Indian Island, Located near Old Town, Maine. Contact the Penobscot Nation, Department of Natrual Resources for spsecific locations of Reservation islands.

PASSAMAQUODDY TRIBE: Franklin County: Lowelltown, T1 R8 WBKP. Hancock County: T3&4 ND. Washington County: T5 ND, BPP; T19 MD, Indian Twp., and Pleasant Point, Perry. Penobscot County: T3 R9 NWP, T5 R1 NBPP, TAR7 WELS. Somerset County: Holeb T6 R1 NBKP, Prentiss, T4 R4 NBKP, Hammond Twp., T3 R4 NBKP, Alder Brook Twp., T3 R3 NBKP, Pittston Academy Grant, T2 R4 NBKP, Soldiertown Twp., T2 R3 NBKP.

Most of these areas will be conspicuously posted as Indian Territory. Anyone wishing to hunt or trap on Indian territory should contact the appropriate Indian agency for further information.

PENOBSCOT INDIAN NATION , Department of Natural resources, Old Town, ME 04468; Phone: (207)827-7776, Ext. 230

PASSAMAQUODDY TRIBE, Ranger Department, Box 301, Princeton, ME 04668, Phone: (207)796-2677

GENERAL HUNTING PROVISIONS

TO HUNT means to hunt for, pursue, molest, shoot, catch, take, kill wound or destroy wild birds and wild animals.

SUNRISE and SUNSET means the time computed and established for sunrise and sunset for Augusta, Maine, by the Nautical Almanac Office of the United States Naval Observatory, converted to the legal standard of time in force in this State on that day.

WILD ANIMAL or WILD BIRD means a species of mammal or bird which is wild by nature, whether or not bred or reared in captivity and includes any physical part of that species of mammal or bird.

1. Closed season. There is a closed season for the hunting of any species of wild animal or wild bird for which an open hunting season is not specifically provided.

2. Closed season violation. It is unlawful to hunt any wild animal or wild bird during the closed season on that species or possess any wild animal or wild bird taken during the closed season on that species.

3. Unlawful conduct. It is unlawful to hunt, possess, or transport any wild animal or wild bird, or parts thereof, except as provided in the fish and wildlife laws.

4. Eagles. It is unlawful to hunt or possess any eagle or parts thereof.

5. Caribou. It is unlawful to hunt possess any caribou. (NOTE: Violation punishable by a $10,000 fine and 3 months jail sentence).

6. Night hunting and twilight hunting. It is unlawful to hunt wild birds from sunset to 1/2 hour before sunrise. It is unlawful to hunt wild animals from 1/2 hour after sunset until 1/2 hour before sunrise, except raccoons. During the open firearm season on deer, all hunting must cease at sunset, except raccoon hunting.

7. Raccoon hunting. Raccoons may be hunted at night during the open season only when the hunter meets certain requirements (see "Raccoon Hunting" under Laws Pertaining to Hunting Equipment).

8. Loaded firearm in motor vehicle. It is unlawful to have a loaded firearm in or on a motor vehicle or trailer, except as may be specifically allowed. (NOTE: A loaded clip may be carried in a motor vehicle, but it must not be inserted in, or attached to, a firearm).

a. Persons who hold a valid Maine permit to carry a concealed weapon may carry a loaded pistol or revolver.
b. For purposes of this law, a muzzle-loading firearm is considered to be loaded ONLY if charged with powder, lead and a primed ignition device or mechanism.
9. Illegal use of light. (See section on illegal use of lights under Laws Pertaining to Hunting Equipment).

10. Hunting from motor vehicle. It is unlawful to hunt from or with any motor vehicle, trailer or motorboat, except that migratory waterfowl may be hunted from a motorboat in accordance with federal regulation. (NOTE: Paraplegics and single or double amputees of the legs may hunt from motor vehicles which are not in motion).

11. Wild birds. It is unlawful to hunt, kill, possess, transport, buy or sell any wild bird, including migratory game birds, except as provided in the fish and wildlife laws. It is also unlawful to take, possess or needlessly destroy the nest or eggs of any wild bird.

12. Sunday hunting. It is unlawful to hunt on Sunday. (Possession of firearms in the fields and forests or on the waters or ice of this State or in a motor vehicle being operated on an unpaved road located in an unorganized township on Sunday shall be prima facie evidence of hunting unless the firearm is carried, securely wrapped in a complete cover, fastened in a case, or carried in at least 2 seperate pieces in such a manner that it cannot be fired unless the separate pieces are joined together again. For the purpose of this paragraph, a clip, a magazine, or cylinder of a firearm shall not be considered a piece of the firearm).

13. Hunting from paved way. It is unlawful to hunt from or across a paved way or within 10 feet of the edge of the pavement of the paved way including the right-of-way of controlled access highways, or discharge any firearm across a paved way. (PAVED WAY means any road treated with bituminous or concrete material). Possession of a loaded firearm on a paved way or within 10 feet of the edge of the pavement of a paved way or within the right-of-way of any controlled access highway is prima facie evidence of hunting.

14. Shooting of domestic animals. It is unlawful for any person, while on a hunting trip, to negligently, carelessly, or willfully shoot an wound or kill any domestic animal or domestic bird.

15. Hunting rabbits during deer season. It is unlawful to hunt rabbits with dogs during the firearm season on deer in Hancock, Knox, Lincoln, Sagadahoc, Waldo and Washington counties.

16. Hunting under the influence. It is unlawful to hunt while under the influence of intoxicating liquor or drugs.

17. Shooting within 100 yards of dwelling. It is unlawful to discharge a firearm within 100 yards of residential dwelling without permission from the owner or occupant.

18. Firearms on school property. It is violation of Title 20-A Section 6552 to possess a firearm on public school property or discharge one within 500 feet of school property, except as used in supervised educational programs or by law enforcement officials.

19. Destruction of property. It is unlawful to tear down a fence or wall, destroy any crop or leave open any bars or gate on another person's land.

20. Littering. It is unlawful to dispose of litter anywhere in this state except in areas or receptacles designed for that purpose.

21. Unlawful cutting of trees, etc. It is a violation of Title 14, subsection 2552, and Title 17, subsection 2510 if any person intentionally, knowingly recklessly or negligently cuts down or fells any tree without the consent of the owner of the property on which the tree stands.


LAWS PERTAINING TO HUNTING EQUIPMENT

1. Legal methods. Wild animals and wild birds may be hunted only by the use of firearms (not larger than 10-guage), hand-held bow and arrow, or by falconry. (Crossbows are illegal).

2. Shotgun to be plugged. It is unlawful to hunt any migratory game bird with a shotgun originally capable of holding more than 3 shells unless the magazine has been cut off, altered, or plugged with a one-piece filler (incapable of removal without disassembling the gun), so as to reducse the capacity of the gun to not more than 3 shells in the magazine & chamber combined.

3. Automatic firearm (a firearm that continues to fire as long as the trigger is held back). It is unlawful to hunt with or possess for hunting any automatic firearm.

4. Auto-loading firearm ( a firearm which reloads itself after each shot and requires a separate trigger pull for each shot). It is unlawful to hunt with or possess for hunting any auto-loading firearm which has a magazine capacity of more than 5 cartridges, unless the magazine has been permanently altered to contain not more than 5 cartridges. (NOTE: This provision does not apply to .22 caliber rimfire guns or to auto-loading pistols with barrel lengths of less than 8 inches).

5. Silencer. It is unlawful to hunt with or possess for hunting any firearm fitted or contrived with any device for deadening the sound of the explosion.

6. Illegal cartridges. It is unlawful to use, for hunting, cartridges which contain tracer bullets or explosive bullets.

7. Illegal use of lights. From September 1 to December 15, it is unlawful to use artificial lights from 1/2 hour after sunset until 1/2 hour before sunrise to illuminate, jack, locate attempt to locate or show up wild animals or wild birds, except raccoons as explained below.

8. Raccoon hunting. Raccoons may be hunted at night during the open season only when the hunter is: a) accompanied by a dog; b) uses an electric flashlight to locate raccoons that are treed, or held at bay, by a dog or dogs, and; c) uses a rifle or handgun of no greater power than one which uses .22 caliber long rifle ammunition; said rifle to be loaded only when being used to dispatch a raccoon that is treed or held at bay by dogs.

9. Illegal devices. It is unlawful to hunt with the use of a swivel, pivot, or set gun, or any poisonous or stupefying substance.

10. Sale of illegal devices. It is unlawful to sell or offer for sale any swivel, pivot or set gun, or any poisonous substance for the taking of wild animals or wild birds, except rodenticide for orchard mouse control and gas cartridges for woodchuck control.

11. Bow and arrow hunting for deer. (See special archery equipment requirements under Bow and Arrow Hunting for Deer).


LAWS PERTAINING TO DEER, BEAR, & MOOSE MOOSE: Hunting allowed by permit only. Those receiving a permit in any given year are ineligible for permits in the next two annual drawings. For further information, contact this Department after January 1. Application deadline: April 30.

DEER: Hunting of antlerless deer is prohibited except by special permit during the regular firearms season and the muzzle-loading season.

1. Limit on deer and bear. It is unlawful to take or possess more than one deer or more than one bear in any calendar year.

2. Tagging and registration requirements: Whenever a deer or bear is killed, the person who killed the animal is required by law to follow certain procedures:

a. The person must immediately attach, securely, the appropriate tag portion of his hunting license to the deer or bear in such a way that the tag is plainly visible, or if the bear is taken by trapping, the trapper must immediately attach to the bear a tag bearing his full name, address, and trapping license number.
b. Except as otherwise specified, the person who killed the deer or bear must accompany the animal whenever it is moved or transported, and until the deer or bear has been legally registered, the animal must be kept open to view at all times during transportation.
c. The person must, within 12 hours, present the deer or bear for registration at a game registration station, except as follows:
  1. A person may, if necessary, leave an unregistered deer or bear in the woods for more than 12 hours, provided he notifies a warden as to the location of the deer or bear and the circumstances necessitating his leaving the animal in the woods.
  2. A person on a hunting trip in an unorganized township and staying at a temporary place of lodging may keep an unregistered deer or bear at that temporary place of lodging for a period not to exceed 7 days or until he leaves the woods, whichever comes first. (Does not require warden notification).
d. The deer or bear must be registered at the first open game registration station on the route taken by the person.
e. The person who killed the deer or bear must register the animal in his own name.
f. Prior to presenting a deer or bear for registration, it is unlawful for any person to possess, leave in the woods, or transport a deer or bear which does not have securely attached to it and plainly visible, the appropriate tag portion of his hunting license bearing his full name and address, or if the bear is taken by trapping, a tag bearing the trapper's full name, address, and trapping license number.
3. False registration of deer or bear. It is unlawful for any person to present for registration or allow to be registered in his name a deer or bear, including a bear taken by trapping, which he did not lawfully kill.

4. Transportation of deer and bear by residents.

a. A Maine resident may transport a properly registered deer or bear WITHIN THE STATE if he accompanies the animal, or he may have it transported without accompanying it by purchasing and attaching to the animal the appropriate transportation tag obtainable from game wardens. (Fee is $5.00).
b. A Maine resident may transport a properly registered deer or bear OUT-OF-STATE, or have it transported for him, by purchasing and attaching to the animal the appropriate transportation tag obtainable from game wardens. (Fee is $55.00 , except that no fee is required of residents who are serving in the Armed Forces of the United States).
5. Transportation of deer & bear by non-residents.
a. A non-resident, by virtue of his hunting license, may transport a properly registered deer or bear out-of-state if he accompanies the animal.
b. A non-resident may also have his deer or bear transported by transportation company.
c. A non-resident who has his deer or bear transported by anyone other than a Maine licensed transportation company must first obtain the appropriate non-resident transportation permit obtainable from game wardens. (No fee)
6. Hunting deer or bear after having killed one. It is unlawful to hunt deer after having killed or registered one during the open season of that calendar year. The same provision applies to bear.

7. Illegal possession of deer or bear. Except as specified, it is unlawful to possess a deer or bear, or parts of a deer or bear which has not been registered.

8. Possession of gift deer or gift bear. It is unlawful for any person to possess any part of a deer or bear which has been given to him unless each part is plainly labeled with the name and address of: a) the person who registered the animal; b) the party to whom it was given; and c) if transported by a 3rd part, the 3rd party.

9. Buying or selling deer or bear. It is unlawful to buy, sell, offer for sale, or barter a deer or bear or parts of a deer or bear. It is also unlawful to counsel or otherwise aid in buying, selling, offering for sale or bartering either of these animals or parts thereof. (NOTE: A person may sell the head, hide, antler and feet of any deer and the head, hide, teeth, gall bladder and claws of any bear which he lawfully possesses).

10. Other provisions pertaining to deer.

a. During any open hunting season on deer, it is unlawful to place salt or any other bait or food to entice deer or hunt from an observation stand or blind overlooking salt, grain, fruit, nuts or other foods known to be attractive to deer (does not apply to hunting from an observation stand or blind overlooking: standing crops; foods that have been left as a result of normal agricultural operations or as a result of natural occurrence; or bear bait that has been placed at a bear hunting stand or blind in accordance with bear baiting laws.
b. It is unlawful to hunt deer with the use of dogs, artificial lights, snares, traps, pivot guns or set guns.
c. It is unlawful to hunt deer with any firearm using .22 caliber rimfire cartridges, except that .22 caliber rimfire magnum cartridges are permitted.
d. it is unlawful to drive deer or take part in a deer drive. (TO DRIVE DEER means an organized or planned effort to pursue, drive, chase or otherwise frighten or cause deer to move in the direction of any person or persons who are part of the organized or planned hunt and known to be waiting for deer).
e. It is unlawful to hunt antlerless deer during the open firearms season on deer (including the special muzzle-loading season) without a special "Any Deer" permit.
11. Other provisions pertaining to hunting bear
a. It is unlawful to hunt for bear with the use of dogs during the open firearm season on deer.
b. It is unlawful to use more than 4 dogs at any one time to hunt for bear.
c. It is unlawful for a non-resident to use a dog or dogs to hunt for bear unless (s)he employs and hunts with a resident Maine guide. The total number of clients with a resident Maine guide may not be more than three. This section does not apply to non-residents who hold a valid Maine guide license.
d. It is unlawful for a person to harvest bear if without the permission of the person conducting the hunt that person kills or wounds a bear that is treed or held at bay by other person's dog or dogs.
e. The Commissioner shall establish a line of demarcation at least 200 yards from sites permitted or licensed for the disposal of solid waste. It is unlawful to hunt, trap, molest or harass bear or release dogs to hunt for bear within this area.
f. It is unlawful to present a bear for registration which has been field dressed in such a maner that the sex of the animal cannot be determined. Each bear must be presented for registration in its entirety, except for the viscera and rib cage, but the animal may be dismembered for ease of transportation.
g. Bait may not be used to hunt black bear unless:
  1. The bait is placed at least 50 yards from any travel way that is accessible by a conventional 2-wheel or 4-wheel drive vehicle;
  2. The stand, blind, and bait areas are tagged by a 2"X4" tag bearing the name and address of the baiter;
  3. The bait is placed more than 500 yards from any dump or campground;
  4. The bait is placed more than 500 yards from an occupied dwelling, unless written permission is granted by the owner or leasee;
  5. The bait is placed not more than 30 days before the opening day of the season and not after October 31st;
  6. The bait areas will be cleaned up by November 10 as defined by the State litter laws; and
  7. The person hunting from any stand or blind of another person has permission of the owner of that stand or blind.
"BEAR BAIT" means any animal or plant, or derivative of an animal or plant, used to attract bear. "Bear Bait" does not include any packaging or container materials that fall within the definition of litter under Title 17.

LAWS PERTAINING SPECIFICALLY TO JUVENILES

1. Hunting Prohibited. Persons under 10 years of age are not allowed to hunt at any time.

2. Hunters to be accompanied. Persons 10 years of age or older and under 16 may hunt with firearms only in the presence of a parent or an approved adult who is at least 18 years of age. That presence must be unaided by visual or audio enhancement devices, including binoculars and citizen band radios.

3. Junior hunting license. Persons at least 10 years of age and under 16 years of age are eligible for a junior hunting license.

4. Trapping without license. Persons under 10 years of age are allowed to trap without a license.

5. Trappers to be accompanied. Persons under 10 years of age engaged in trapping activities must be accompanied at all times by a parent or an approved adult who is at least 18 years of age. Persons over 10 years of age and under 16 years of age who hold a junior trapping license shall be accompanied by an adult at all times while trapping, unless the holder of the junior trapping license submits proof of having successfully completed a trapper education course.

6. Licenses issued to 15 year olds. Trapping and hunting licenses purchased by juveniles who have passed their 15th birthday are valid throughout the year for which the license was issued.

GENERAL TRAPPING PROVISIONS
"TO TRAP" means to set, place or tend any trap within the fields, forests or waters of the State, to kill any animal that is caught in a trap or to aid or assist another person in setting or placing a trap, tending a trap or killing an animal that is caught in a trap.

"TRAP" means any device that is designed primarily to catch or hold wild animals, including, but not limited to, a foothold trap, killer-type trap, cage-type trap or a snare.

DISTURBING TRAPS.......It is a violation of law for a person to take or disturb any trap or any wild animal found caught in any trap without the consent of the trap owner. A landowner is entitled to remove traps found on his property if permission to trap has not been granted. Any person convicted of disturbing traps, in addition to any penalty which may be imposed by a court of law, will not be eligible to purchase any license issued by the Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife for a period of three years.

1. Closed season. There is a closed season for the trapping of any species of wild animal or wild bird for which an open trapping season is not specifically provided.

2. Closed season violation. It is unlawful to trap any wild animal or wild bird during the closed season on that species or possess any wild animal or wild bird taken during the closed season on that species.

3. Unlawful conduct. It is unlawful to trap, possess or transport any wild animal or wild bird, or parts thereof, except as provided in the fish and wildlife laws.

4. Traps to be labeled. It is unlawful for a person to set any trap for wild animals without having the trap plainly labeled with his full name and address.

5. Written permission to trap. It is unlawful for any person to trap, except for beaver, on land in any organized or incorporated place, without first obtaining written permission from the owner or occupant. It is also unlawful for any person to trap, except for beaver, without written permission from the owner or occupant, on the following land in unorganized places: a) Cultivated or pasture land which is used for agriculture purposes and on which is located an occupied dwelling; and b) Land within 200 yards of any occupied dwelling (organized towns also).

6. Traps to be visited in organized places. A person who traps in any organized or incorporated place isa required to visit each trap, except under-ice water sets for beaver and muskrat, at least once in every calendar day, including Sunday.

7. Traps to be visited in unorganized places. A person who traps in any unorganized or deorganized place is required to visit each trap, except killer-type traps and water sets, so-called, at least once in every calendar day, including Sunday. Each killer-type trap or water set, so called, except under-ice water sets for beaver and muskrat, must be visited at least once in every 5 calendar days, including Sunday. (WATER SET means a trap set completely under water in such a manner as to reasonable ensure the drowning of any furbearing animal caught in the trap).

8. Animals to be removed. It is unlawful for a person to fail to remove any animal found caught in his/her trap.

9. Trapping in populated areas. It is unlawful for any person to trap outside his/her own land, within 1/2 mile of the compact, built-up portion of a city or village, except by the use of cage-type live traps and water sets.

10. Trapping close to muskrat or beaver houses, etc. It is unlawful to place, set or tend any trap within: a 10 feet of a beaver house, muskrat den or house; b) 5 feet of a beaver dam, or c) 4 feet of a beaver trap which has been set by another trapper.

11. Beaver trapping by non-resident. It is unlawful for a non-resident to trap for beaver in this State.

12. Advance preparation. It is unlawful to make any advance preparation on the trapping grounds for the taking of beaver or muskrat previous to the open season on these animals.

13. Pre-season trap placement. No person shall stake, hook, fasten or position a trap at any trap site location in the fields, forests or waters of the State prior to opening day of the trapping season.

14. Molesting muskrat or beaver house, etc. It is unlawful to damage, molest or destroy a beaver house, a muskrat house or den or a beaver dam.

15. Other provisions for trapping bear.

a. It is unlawful to set a bear trap unless it is enclosed by 2 stands of wire, one 2 and one 4 feet from the ground. The wire must be held securely in position not less than 5 yards nor more than 10 yards from the enclosed trap. The enclosure must be marked with signs bearing the words "BEAR TRAP" in letters at least 3 inches in height, and the signs must be spaced around the enclosure, securely attached to the top strand of wire, at intervals of not more than 20 feet. (NOTE: These provisions do not apply if cable traps are used).
b. No person may have more than 2 traps set for bear at any one time.
c. All bear traps must be visited by the trapper at least once in each calendar day.
d. Cable traps with a closing diameter of not less than 2-1/2 inches may be used in trapping for bear.
e. It is unlawful to catch a bear in a trap and allow another person to kill or register that bear.
f. It is unlawful to present a bear for registration which has been field dressed in such a manner that the sex of the animal cannot be determined. Each bear must be presented for registration in its entirety, except for the viscera and rib cage, but the animal may be dismembered for ease of transportation.
16. Eels for bait. Licensed trappers may obtain a permit from the Commissioner to take not more than 20 pounds of eels annually for use in baiting traps.

LAWS PERTAINING TO TRAPPING EQUIPMENT

1. Traps. Wild animals may be trapped with common ordinary steel traps or killer-type traps. (NOTE: Killer-type traps include the conibear trap, so called, and all other traps of that type). Furbearing animals may be trapped with a common cage type live trap.

2. Killer trap restrictions. It is unlawful to use killer type traps with a jaw spread greater than 5 inches, except as follows:

a. Killer-type traps with a jaw spread of not over 8 inches may be used only if set completely under water or set at least 4 feet above the ground or snow.
b. Killer-type traps with a jaw spread of over 8 inches and snares may be used during the open season on beaver only if set completely under water.
3. Traps with teeth. It is unlawful, in WMU's 4,7 and 8, to use any trap with teeth on the jaws from the opening day of the trapping season to the opening day of the firearm season on deer unless the trap is completely covered by water.

4. Auxiliary teeth. It is unlawful to use auxiliary teeth on any foot-hold trap set on dry land.

5. Cable trap. Cable traps with a closing diameter of not less than 2 1/2 inches may be used in trapping for bear.

6. Pole trap. It is unlawful to use any steel trap on the top of a pole, constituting a device known as "pole trap", for the purpose of catching wild birds.

7. Snares. It is unlawful to trap with the use of snares except that snares may be used under water to trap beaver.

8. Firearms. It is lawful for a person who holds a valid trapping license to carry a firearm during the open trapping season for the sole purpose of dispatching trapped animals.


TRANSPORTATION AND TAGGING

1. Transportation of game by resident. Any resident may transport to his home any wild animal or wild bird which he has killed and which is legally in his possession.

2. Transportation of game by non-resident. Any non-resident may transport or have transported to his home by common carrier, any wild animal or wild bird which he has killed and which is legally in his possession.

3. Open to view and accompanied. Unless otherwise provided, any wild animal or wild bird transported shall be open to view and accompanied by the person who killed that animal or bird, except that a wild animal or wild bird transported for non-residents by common carrier need not be accompanied by the owner. (See special provisions under Laws Pertaining to Deer and Bear).

4. Unlawful transportation. It is unlawful to transport or offer for transportation any wild animal or wild bird except as provided in the fish and wildlife laws.

5. Transportation in closed season. It is unlawful to transport any wild animal or wild bird in closed season, except that any person who has taken any wild animal or wild bird in open season shall have a reasonable time after the beginning of the closed season to transport that animal or bird to his home.

6. Furbearers to be tagged. The raw skin of any beaver, bobcat, coyote, fisher, fox, marten, mink or otter must be presented to a warden or other agent of the Commissioner for tagging. All information requested concerning each skin must be reported truthfully and accurately. A fee of 25 cents must be paid for each skin tagged.

7. Fur to be tagged within certain time. The raw skins of the above named species must be presented for tagging within 10 days after the close of the open season on that species, except that the raw skin of bobcats taken during the hunting season must be presented for tagging within 72 hours of the time the animal was killed. (NOTE: Of the eight furbearing species which require tagging, only bobcat, coyote and fox may be taken by hunting).

8. Possession of untagged fur. It is unlawful to possess, sell, give away, buy, accept as a gift, offer for transportation or transport the raw skin of any beaver, bobcat, coyote, fisher, fox, marten, mink or otter unless each skin is tagged.

9. Imported fur. The raw skins of the above named species which are imported from any other state, country or province must bear the official stamp, tag or seal of that state, country or province. If that state, country or province requires no official stamp, tag or seal, each imported skin must be tagged in this State by the person in possession in the same manner as described in #6 above. (NOTE: Raw skins imported by taxidermists solely for taxidermy purposes need not be tagged).

FUR TAGGING STATIONS.......Fur tagging stations are located throughout the State. To determine the location of a fur tagging station in your area, call the nearest Warden Headquarters.

TAGGING OF FROZEN SKINS.......It is almost impossible to insert a fur tag into a frozen skin unless certain steps have been taken prior to freezing. If there is any possibility that your furbearer skins will be frozen at the time they are presented for tagging (whether skinned or in the round) would you please insert a popsicle stick, tongue depressor or similar object from the mouth hole through one of the eye holes prior to freezing. Removal of the stick or other object at the time of tagging allows the fur tag to be easily inserted in the skin without the need for partial thawing. Tagging agents may refuse to tag frozen skins which have not been prepared as requested above.

FEDERAL EXPORT PERMIT.......Federal law requires an export permit for any transportation of otter, bobcat, black bear and ermine, or parts thereof to points outside the United States. For further information and permit applications, write: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Office of Management Authority, Room 420C, 4401 North Fairfax Drive, Arlington, VA 22203, Telephone (703)358-2104.


CLOSED AREAS

1. Deer. There is a closed season on deer in the following areas:

a.) Mt. Desert Island, all of Swan Island in the town of Swan's Island, all of Long Island in Long Island Plantation and all of Cranberry Isles - all located in Hancock County;
b.) Cross and Scotch Island - located in Washington County;
c.) The town of Isle au Haut and islands within that town - located in Knox County; and
d.) In wildlife sanctuaries, unless otherwise provide.
2. Isleboro. In the town of Isleboro, Waldo County, it is lawful to hunt deer only with bow and arrow from October 1 through the regular firearm season on deer in Waldo County.

3. Southport. In the town of Southport, Lincoln County, and on all islands within its confines, it is lawful to hunt deer with shotguns only during the regular firearm season established for Lincoln County.

4. Prout's Neck; Richmond's Island; Cape Elizabeth Sanctuary. Approximately 1,600 acres of this sanctuary (land in Cape Elizabeth owned by Sprague Corporation) is open to deer hunting with bow and arrow only during the special archery and regular firearm seasons established for Cumberland County. (NOTE: landowner permission is required).

5. Hunting and traping on wildlife sanctuary. Unless otherwise specifically provided, it is unlawful to hunt or trap any wild animal or wild bird or possess any firearm or bow and arrow within the limits of any wildlife sanctuary, or any area properly posted by the State of Maine.

6. Wildlife Sanctuaries & Wildlife Management Areas. Unless otherwise specifically provided, it is unlawful to hunt or trap any wild animal or wild bird within the following described territories:

  • Back Bay Sanctuary, Portland
  • Baxter State Park closed to all hunting with the following exceptions: The area north of Trout Brook in T6 R9; in T6 R10 or T2 R9 where hunting under General Law is allowed.
  • Beauchamp Sanctuary
  • Carver's Pond Waterfowl Sanctuary
  • Colby College Area, Waterville
  • Drake's Island Game Sanctuary
  • Dry Pond Sanctuary (Chrystal Lake)
  • Fairfield Sanctuary*
  • Glencove Sanctuary
  • Gray Game Sanctuary
  • Hog Island Game Sanctuary
  • Jefferson & Whitefield Sanctuary
  • Kineo Point Sanctuary
  • Lake Christopher Area, Oxford County
  • Limington, Hollis and Waterboro Sanctuary
  • Long Lake Area, Arrostook County
  • Lowell E. Barnes Area, Oxford County
  • Marsh Island Area*, Old Town, Orono - Penobscot County
  • Megunticook Lake and Vicinity Sanctuary
  • Merrymeeting Bay Game Sanctuary
  • Monroe Island Game Sanctuary
  • Moosehead Lake Game Sanctuary
  • Moosehorn Game Sanctuary
  • Narragansett Game Sanctuary*
  • Oak Grove Area, Vassalboro
  • Ocean Park Game and Bird Sanctuary
  • Orrington Game Sanctuary
  • Pittston Farm Sanctuary
  • Prout's Neck; Richmond's Island; Cape Elizabeth Sanctuary* (see exception)
  • Rangeley Game Sanctuary in Franklin County
  • Rangeley Lake Sanctuary
  • Rangeley Plantation Sanctuary
  • Readfield and Winthrop Sanctuary
  • Salmon Pond Sanctuary
  • Sebago Lake Basin Area, Standish, Windham
  • Somerset Game Sanctuary
  • Standish Sanctuary
  • Stanwood Wildlife Sanctuary, Ellsworth
  • Thorncrag-Stanton Bird Sanctuary
  • Tomhegan Game Sanctuary
  • Wells Sanctuary
  • Wells & York Game Sanctuary
  • Willow Water Game Sanctuary
  • York Game Sanctuary, Franklin County
  • *Trapping allowed in accordance with the general laws of the State.
7. Gray Squirrels. It is unlawful to hunt gray squirrels on any land which is dedicated as a public or private park or on any land located within the limits of the compact or built-up portion of any city or town.

8. Haley Pond. It is unlawful to hunt waterfowl on Haley Pond in the town of Rangeley and Dallas Plantation, Franklin County.

9. Unity Utilities District. It is unlawful to hunt on the Unity Utilities District Property located on Route #139 and Prairie Road in Unity, Waldo County.


HUNTING ON LANDS UNDER JURISDICTION OF THE BUREAU OF PARKS & RECREATION

General hunting is allowed between October 1 and May 1 on lands under the jurisdiction of the Bureau of Parks and Recreation with the following exceptons:

1. Hunting is not allowed in any Memorial or Historic Site.

2. Hunting is not allowed in Aroostook, Cobscook Bay, Crescent Beach, Ferry Beach, Quoddy Head, Reid, Sebago Lake, Two Lights and Wolf Neck State Parks.

3. Hunting is not allowed in Holbook Island Sanctuary.

4. Work areas and areas developed for public use will be posted and closed to hunting from time to time in the interest of public safety.

NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGES

More restrictive regulations may apply to National Wildlife Refuges open to public hunting. For additional information on federal refuge regulations, contact:

1) Moosehorn National Wildlife Refuge (Baring and Edmunds Units), P.O. Box 1077, Calais, ME 04619; telephone (207)454-7161.
2) Petit Manan National Wildlife Refuge, P.O. Box 279, Millbridge, ME 04658; telephone (207)546-2124.
3) Sunkhaze Meadows National Wildlife Refuge, 1033 South Main Street, Old Town, ME 04468; telephone (207)827-6138.
4) Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge, RR 2, Box 751, Wells, ME 04090; telephone (207)646-9226.
5) Lake Umbagog National Wildlife Refuge, P.O. Box 280, Errol, N.H. 03579; telephone (603)482-3415.
HARASSMENT OF HUNTERS AND TRAPPERS.......It is illegal for any person to willfully interfere with the lawful hunting or trapping of any wild animal or wild bird, including the willful disturbance of wild animal or wild birds with intent to interfere with their lawful taking. (NOTE: This law does not limit the ownership use, access or control of property rights otherwise provided by law).
LAWS PERTAINING SPECIFICALLY TO JUVENILES

1. Hunting Prohibited. Persons under 10 years of age are not allowed to hunt at any time.

2. Hunters to be accompanied. Persons 10 years of age or older and under 16 may hunt with firearms only in the presence of a parent or an approved adult who is at least 18 years of age. That presence must be unaided by visual or audio enhancement devices, including binoculars and citizen band radios.

3. Junior hunting license. Persons at least 10 years of age and under 16 years of age are eligible for a junior hunting license.

4. Trapping without license. Persons under 10 years of age are allowed to trap without a license.

5. Trappers to be accompanied. Persons under 10 years of age engaged in trapping activities must be accompanied at all times by a parent or an approved adult who is at least 18 years of age. Persons over 10 years of age and under 16 years of age who hold a junior trapping license shall be accompanied by an adult at all times while trapping, unless the holder of the junior trapping license submits proof of having successfully completed a trapper education course.

6. Licenses issued to 15 year olds. Trapping and hunting licenses purchased by juveniles who have passed their 15th birthday are valid throughout the year for which the license was issued.

HUNTING & TRAPPING LICENSE FEES
FEES DO NOT INCLUDE THE $1.00 AGENT FEE

RESIDENT

  • Hunting (16 & older) - $19.00
  • Small Game Hunting (16 & older) - $12.00
  • Combination Hunting & Fishing (16 & older) - $36.00
  • Supersport - $46.00
  • Junior Hunting (10 to 15 years inclusive) - $5.00
  • Combination Hunting & Fishing (70 & older) - FREE
  • Combination Fishing/Archery (16 & older) - $36.00
  • Serviceman (resident) Combination Hunting & Fishing - $20.00
  • Disabled War Veteran (resident) - FREE
  • Archery Hunting (16 & older)* - $19.00
  • Archery Hunting (70 & older) - FREE
  • Muzzle-loading (10 & older) - $11.00
  • Muzzle-loading (70 & older) - FREE
  • Trapping (16 & older) - $33.00
  • Trapping (70 & older) - FREE
  • Junior Trapping (10 to 15 years inclusive) - $7.00
  • Resident deer or bear transport tag (in-state) - $5.00
  • Resident deer or bear transport tag (out-of-state) - $55.00

NON-RESIDENT
  • Big Game Hunting (10 years & older) - $85.00
  • Combination Hunting & Fishing (16 & older) - $123.00
  • Small Game Hunting (16 & older) - $55.00
  • Junior Small Game Hunting (10 to 15 years) - $25.00
  • Archery Hunting (16 & older) - $55.00
  • Muzzle-loading (10 & older) - $33.00
  • Trapping (any age) - $308.00
  • ALIEN
  • Big Game Hunting (10 & older) - $125.00
  • Combination Hunting & Fishing (10 & older) - $176.00
  • Small Game Hunting (16 & older) - $70.00
  • Archery Hunting (16 & older) - $70.00
  • Muzzle-loading (10 & older) - $58.00

OTHER FEES
  • Duplicate License - $2.00
  • Guide (18 & older) (3 year license) - $79.00
  • State Migratory Waterfowl Stamp (16 & older) - $2.50
  • Pheasant Stamp (Cumberland & York County) - $15.00
  • Coyote Night Hunting Permit - $2.00
  • Falconry - $24.00
  • Wildlife Propagation Permit (2 year permit) - $25.00
  • Hide Dealer (resident) - $58.00
  • Hide Dealer (non-resident) - $108.00
  • Season Hide Dealers License - $10.00
  • Taxidermist - $75.00
  • Deer or Bear Registration - $1.00
*Applicants for an adult archery hunting license, other than a junior hunting license, must submit proof of having successfully completed an archery hunter education course or satisfactory evidence of having previously held an adult archery hunting license issued specifically for the purpose of hunting with bow and arrow in this or any other State, province or country in any year after 1979.

NOTE: A SMALL GAME LICENSE permits the hunting of all species except deer, bear, turkey, moose, raccoon and bobcat.

SUPERSPORT, SUPERDEAL!

A Supersport license may be obtained for any of Maine's hunting & fishing licenses (previously only available with a resident combination). Money generated by the sale of the licenses is earmarked for landowner relations programs designed to keep the more than ninety percent of privately owned Maine land open to the public.

Continued access to Maine land is the major incentive of the program, but as in the past, there are other advantages as well. A subscription to the Maine Fish and Wildlife Magazine is included starting in 1996, plus the first 5,000 buyers will also get a watchable wildlife guide.

Supersport license holders are special, representing dedicated hunters and anglers with high ethical standards and a strong dedication to the natural resources of the State.

SUPERSPORT - YOUR SUPPORT OF THIS PROGRAM IS VITAL TO THE FUTURE OF OUTDOOR RECREATION IN MAINE, SO BECOME A SUPERSPORT-IT'S A SUPERDEAL.


RESIDENT

**1-day or 3-day fishing license may be exchanged by a Maine resident for a season fishing or combination hunting and fishing license upon payment of the difference between that fee and the fee for the annual license, plus the agent's fee.

***Nonresident 15-day fishing license may be exchanged by a Maine resident for a nonresident season fishing license upon payment of $12 plus the agent's fee....

Hunting Seasons

All dates are inclusive unless they fall on a Sunday (NO HUNTING ON SUNDAY)


DEER
Firearms season....................Nov 4 - Nov. 30
Maine residents only..........................Nov 2
Special archery season........Oct 3 - Nov 1
Muzzle-loader season............Dec 2 - Dec 7
................................................Dec 2 - Dec 14*
*Deer Mgmt. Districts 7,8,10,11,12,13,14,15 &18

RUFFED GROUSE, PHEASANT*, BOBWHITE QUAIL
W.M.U.'s 1 & 2.........................Oct. 1-Nov. 30
W.M.U.'s 3,4,5,6,7,8..................Oct. 1-Dec. 10
*A Pheasant Stamp is required to hunt/possess pheasant in York & Cumberland Counties

WOODCOCK (See Migratory Game Bird Schedule for season dates.) Duck stamp is not required to hunt/possess woodcock.

SPRUCE GROUSE.............NO OPEN SEASON

RABBIT

(Cottontail & Snowshoe Hare) Oct. 1-Mar. 31
Season on Island of Vinalhaven Oct. 1-Feb. 28
It is unlawful to hunt rabbits with dogs during the open firearms season on deer in Hancock, Knox, Lincoln, Sagadahoc, Waldo & Washington Counties

GRAY SQUIRREL....................Oct. 1-Nov. 30
RACCOON................................Oct. 1-Dec. 31
SKUNK, OPOSSUM...............Oct. 28-Dec. 31
FOX...........................................Oct. 28-Feb. 28
BOBCAT.....................................Dec. 1-Jan. 31
LYNX & CARIBOU...............NO OPEN SEASON
COYOTE, WOODCHUCK, RED SQUIRREL & PORCUPINE.....Jan. 1-Dec. 31
CROW (Split Season).............Mar. 14-Apr. 30
...................................................July 16-Sept. 29
MOOSE.................................Oct. 7 - Oct. 12,1995
TURKEY...............................Hunting by permit only

NOTE: Except for migratory game birds, there is no general hunting season on any species of bird or animal which is not listed in the above chart.
BAG LIMITS
DEER-One may be taken annually
BEAR-One may be taken annually (either by hunting or trapping)
RUFFED GROUSE-Daily Bag 4----Possession 8
BOBWHITE QUAIL-Daily Bag 4----Possession 8
PHEASANT-Daily Bag 2----Possession 4
RABBIT (Cottontail & Snowshoe Hare)-Daily Bag 4----Possession 8
GRAY SQUIRREL-Daily Bag 4----Possession 8
Other Legal Species-No limit on the number which may be taken.
NOTE:All deer and bear must be registered at the first open game registration station.

BEAR HUNTING INFORMATION

SEASON

General Hunting Season-First Day Aug. 26-Last Day Nov. 30
Hunting with Dogs Allowed-First Day Sept. 9 - Last Day Nov. 1
Hunting with Bait*-First Day Aug. 26-Last Day Sept. 21
*It is unlawful to hunt for bear with the use of bait from September 25 to November 25. Hunting with the use of bait is defined as hunting from an observation stand, blind or other location which overlooks any bait or food; except standing crops and foods that have been left as a result of normal agricultural operations or natural occurrence.

Non-residents wishing to use a dog or dogs to hunt for bear must employ & hunt with a resident Maine GUIDE (does not apply to non-residents holding a valid Maine guide license).

BEAR BAIT: May be set out July 29-October 31 and must be cleaned up by November 10.
BEAR HUNTING PERMIT: A special bear hunting permit (in addition to a hunting license) is required to hunt for bear except duriing the open firearm season on deer. During the open firearm season on deer, the special bear hunting permit is not required, and a person may legally take a bear by virtue of a regular hunting license. The fee for a bear hunting permit is $5.00 for residents and $15.00 for non-residents and aliens. The special permit is not required when trapping for bear.


ANTLERLESS DEER PROTECTED Hunting of ANTLERLESS DEER (any deer which does not have antlers or any deer which has antlers less than 3 inches in length measured from the skull) is prohibited except by special permit during both the regular firearms season and the muzzle-loading season. (Any Deer Permit holders will be selected through chance drawing in September for the 1995 deer hunting season. For information regarding Any-Deer Permits for the 1996 season, contact the Department after June 1. Application deadline is August 15).

Hunting of ANTLERED DEER is allowed throughout the State during both the regular firearms season and the muzzle-loading season. Only ONE deer may be taken annually.

Deer of either sex may be taken during the special archery season.


TURKEY HUNTING SEASON
  • The dates for the annual open season on turkeys (usually the month of May) will be established in the Fall of 1995.
  • The turkey hunting zone includes all of York County, most of Cumberland County, and small portions of southern Sagadahoc and Androscoggin Counties.
  • No more than 10% of the permits issued may be issued to non-residents. Applicants will be randomly selected.
Information regarding zones, number of permits available, application period and other pertinent information may be obtained from the:
Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife,
Turkey Permit,
284 State Street,
Station # 41,
Augusta, Maine 04333.
APPLICATION DEADLINE: February 1


MOOSE HUNTING INFORMATION

MOOSE HUNTING INFORMATION FOR 1998

MOOSE HUNTING SEASON: October 5 through October 10, 1998. Other game species on which the season is open may also be hunted during moose hunting week.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: April 30,1998 - Mailed applications must be postmarked no later than midnight April 30, 1998. Applications delivered in person must be received in the Fisheries and Wildlife Department's Augusta Office (284 State Street) no later than 5:00 P.M. Thursday, April 30, 1998. Application for the drawing must be made on the Department's standard application form.

*NUMBER OF PERMITS (NEW): 2,000 permits distributed by zone (1,800 - resident and 200 - nonresidents) Permit distribution by zone: NE (470), NW (150), C (375), SE (380), SC (185), SW (360), S (80) See Moose Hunting Zones Section for Resident/Nonresident permit distribution by zone.

*LOTTERY CHANCES AND FEES (NEW): Starting in 1998 a person can have up to six chances in the regular moose drawing. A resident can obtain one chance for $5.00, 3 chances for $10.00 and 6 chances for $20.00. For a resident to apply for more than one chance, the applicant must be in possession of a 1998 big game hunting license. A nonresident can obtain one chance for $10.00, 3 chances for $20.00 and 6 chances for $30.00. An applicant can submit only one application card. If more than one card is submitted, the first card received will be the one used for entry in the drawing. Fees are nonrefundable. All applications submitted in one envelope may be covered by a single check. Make checks payable to Treasurer, State of Maine. A fee of $20.00 will be charged for each insufficient funds check. Never send cash.

*BONUS POINTS (NEW): The legislature recently passed a law that allows the Department to award bonus points to individuals who apply for a moose permit each year, but are unsuccessful in obtaining one. Beginning with the 1998 drawing, and individual will accumulate one point per year for each consecutive, unsuccessful year of entry into the drawing. Each bonus point accumulated gives the individual an additional chance in the drawing for which they have legally applied. Points will be awarded beginning with the 1999 drawing.

For the Department to be able to track bonus points for applicants, each applicant must have a unique identification number in the system. Your unique number can be your social security number or the number that the system has assigned you which shows on your preprinted application form. On the 1998 application there is a space for you to provide your social security number. If you provide this number and always s provide us your correct social security number, you can be assured of receiving your correct bonus points. To receive your points using your department assigned number, you must always apply on the preprinted application form or provide your correct department issued number on your application. A person changing from the Department issued number to suing the applicant's social security number must provide both numbers on the application form to maintain the accumulated points.

Bonus points are forfeited if: a) the person skips a year in applying by failing to purchase a chance; b) the person obtains a permit through the drawing for moose, including any permit obtained as an alternate; c) the person is selected for a permit and later declines and/or fails to meet the criteria for legally possessing that permit; d) the person is found to have not legally applied in the current year; or e) a person fails to apply using the preprinted application or provide the correct identification number to track the applicants bonus points. Bonus points are not transferable to another person.

ZONES: Only the northern and western portion of the state is open to moose hunting. To distribute the hunting pressure, the moose hunting area is divided into seven zones. Hunters must list all seven hunting zone preferences in descending order on the application form. If you do not complete all the boxes, and you are drawn to receive a permit, you will be assigned to the zone with the most permits left. All zone selections are final. No zone swapping is permitted.

TWO YEAR WAIT PERIOD: Anyone receiving a Maine moose hunting permit must wait two years before being eligible to hold another one. If you received a permit in 1996 or 1997, you may not apply. This requirement affects permit holders only; it does not concern hunters who were subpermittees, nor does it prohibit a hunter from being a subpermittee during the two-year period.

AGE: Applicants must be at least 10 years old by April 30, 1998 to be eligible for the drawing. All applicants 10 years of age and older must comply with Maine's hunter safety law before a big game license can be issued.

SUBPERMITTEE: At the time of application, each permit holder may select one person as subpermittee to participate in the moose hunt. An alternate subpermittee may be designated at this time also. By law, no one other than these two people may be designated as the subpermittee. The limit is one moose of either sex, and it may be shot by either the permit holder or subpermittee. Other individuals may accompany the moose hunters, but only the permit holder or subpermittee may hunt or kill the moose.

RECEIPT: The applicants only proof of entry in the drawing is the receipt card attached to the application form. If you desire a receipt, you must place the correct US postage on the receipt card and fill in the same name and address as shown on the application form.

DRAWING: The public chance drawing will be held about mid-June, 1998. Selected applicants are assigned their highest choice of available districts until all permits are awarded. Alternates are selected to fill any permits not taken by the original recipients. Drawings for residents and nonresidents are held separately.

NOTIFICAITON: Each successful applicant in the permit drawing will be notified by mail shortly after the drawing. The successful applicant will then have a designated period (about three weeks) in which to acquire the permit. Applicants not selected in the drawing will not be notified.

MOOSE PERMIT AUCTION: There will be a Department auction for five moose hunting permits in 1998. All bids must be received no later than March 31,1998. All proceeds from the auction are dedicated to youth conservation education in Maine. To request a bid packet or obtain more information on the moose auction, contact the Department by phone, mail or E-Mail.

INDIAN TERRITORIES: The Penobscot Nation and the Passamaquoddy Tribe, within their respective Indian territories, have exclusive authority to regulate hunting. At the time of this publication, parcels of Indian territory are located within the following areas: PENOBSCOT NATION: Franklin County - Alder Stream Twp; Penobscot County - T2R9 NWP (western portion), T6R8 WELS (western portion), Argyle Twp. (northern portion) and T3R1 NBPP (northeastern portion); Piscataquis County - T6R8 NWP. Portions of Williamsburg. The Penobscot Nation also has exclusive authority to regulate hunting in the Penobscot Reservation, consisting of all islands in the Penobscot River north of, and including, Indian Island, located near Old Town. PASSAMAQUODDY TRIBE: Franklin County - Lowelltown, T1R8 WBKP; Hancock County - T3 & 4 ND; Washington County - T5 ND BPP, T19 MD Indian Twp.; & Pleasant Point, Perry; Penobscot County - T3R9 NWP, T5R1 NBPP, TAR7 WELS; Somerset County - Holeb, T6R1 NBKP Prentiss, T4R4 NBKP, Hammond Twp., T3R4 NBKP, Alder Brook Twp., T3R3 NBKP, Pittston Academy Grant, T2R4 NBKP, Soldier Town Twp., T2R3 NBKP. Oxford County - Parcels in Albany Twp. Most of these areas will be posted conspicuously as Indian Territory. Anyone wishing to hunt on Indian Territory or wanting more specific locations of these parcels may contact these Indian Agencies:

Penobscot
Dept. of Natural Resources
Old Town, ME 04468
Phone: (207)827-7776, ext. 230

Passamaquoddy Ranger Dept.
Box 301
Princeton, ME 04668
Phone: (207) 796-2677
Hunters For The Hungry The Maine State Hunters for the Hungry Program is a State wide program that brings together hunter, sporting organizations, meat processors, Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife, Maine Department of Agriculture and the State's Hunger Relief organizations to help feed Maine's hungry. The program works by soliciting a donation for game meat from hunters for distribution to charities by the Maine Department of Agriculture. Donations and processing are covered under the Maine Good Samaritan Act. To donate call toll free to the Maine Department of Agriculture 1-888-4Deerme (1-888-433-3763). If you get a recording due to busy lines, please leave a detailed message and return telephone number.



APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS
  1. Applications must be returned, addressed to: Inland Fisheries & Wildlife, Moose Application, 284 State Street, 41 State House Station, Augusta, ME 04333-0041, by mail postmarked no later than April 30, 1998 or delivered in person no later than 5:00 p.m. on April 30,1998.
  2. Payment can be made by check, credit card or money order. Checks or money orders should be make payable to TREASURER, STATE OF MAINE. The application fee is not refundable. A fee of $20.00 will be charged for each insufficient funds check. NEVER SEND CASH! You may send one check for more than one application if they are enclosed in one envelope. Complete lower right side of application if you are paying with Visa or Mastercard.
  3. Fill out all of the information on the application. Any application which is not filled out in a complete, accurate and legible manner, will be disqualified from the drawing.
  4. Check a box indicating the number of chances you are obtaining for the 1998 drawing. If you are a resident obtaining more than one chance in the 1998 drawing you must complete the 1998 hunting license box in the left corner of the application form. Each applicant can still submit only ONE application.
  5. Fill out all seven hunting zone choices using the zone abbreviations listed on the map. All zones must be marked in the order of your choice.
  6. Fill in your subpermittee and alternate if you want one. By law no one other than one of the two people listed may be designated as the subpermittee. Do not list yourself in the subpermittee boxes.
  7. You must be at least 10 years old by April 30, 1998 to be eligible to apply.
  8. Anyone who obtained a moose hunting permit in 1996 or 1997 is not eligible for a permit in 1998. Subpermittees in 1996 and 1997 may apply.
  9. Complete receipt card and affix correct postage if you want to have a receipt.
NOTE * If you want a receipt, leave the receipt attached to the application. Fill in your name and address on the receipt and attach United States Postage. Receipts not properly filled out or missing the correct postage will not be returned. If you do not want the receipt, remove before mailing. The receipt will be returned only if you write your name and address on the card and attach the correct U.S. postage. ***NEW***
  1. 1. Multiple Chances - Applicants can obtain 1, 3 or 6 chances in the drawing. Residents must have a big game hunting license to obtain more than one chance.
  2. 2. Bonus Points will be awarded to applicants who apply in consecutive years using the same identification number beginning in 1999.
  3. 3. Credit Card Payment - You can now pay moose application fee using Visa or Mastercard.
NOTE - No change in subpermittee requirement or hunting zones.

Be A Supersport! The extra $15 you pay supports the Maine Fish and Wildlife Department's critical landowner relations program.

Residents and nonresidents - hunters, anglers, trappers, guides - can all become Supersports. And even if you don't buy sporting licenses, you can still show your support by purchasing a Supersport certificate.

As a 1998 Maine Supersport, you have an opportunity to purchase at cost an exclusive Supersport hat with embroidered Fish and Wildlife Department logo! In addition, several business supporters of the Supersport program are offering the following as their ways of saying "thank you":

Maine residents can buy a Supersport license wherever licenses are sold. Nonresident hunters and anglers may buy a Supersport license at the above businesses or through the mail from:

Maine Department of Inland Fisheries & Wildlife
284 State St., State House Station 41
Augusta, ME 04333




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