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Maine Hunting Seasons

We set out to create the most simplified guide to Maine hunting seasons for 2021-2022.

Want to find out season dates, learn about regulations and bag limits, understand license requirements, and get access helpful links?

Then you’ll love the info outlined in today’s guide. Let’s dive right in.

Maine Hunting Seasons

Maine Hunting Season Dates

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Arizona regulates its hunting seasons by region, and many of its hunts are by lottery permit only. For these reasons, it is important to visit the Arizona Game and Fish Department website for additional details before heading out to hunt. Season dates vary by zone, specifically for Rocky Mountain and Desert bighorn sheep.

Maine Deer Seasons

Resident Only Day: October 30, 2021

Youth Day: October 23, 2021

Firearms: November 1, 2021 - November 27, 2021

Archery: October 2, 2021 - October 29, 2021

Muzzleloader Statewide: November 29, 2021 - December 4, 2021
Selected Regions: December 6, 2021 - December 11, 2021

Expanded Archery: September 11, 2021 -December 11, 2021

Maine Wild Turkey Seasons

Fall General Season: September 20, 2021 - November 6, 2021

Fall Youth Day: September 18, 2021

Spring General Season: May 2, 2022 -June 4, 2022

Spring Youth Day: April 30, 2022

Maine Small Game Seasons

Gray Squirrel: September 25, 2021 - December 31, 2021

Snowshoe Hare: September 25, 2021 - March 31, 2021

Bobcat: December 1, 2021 - February 21, 2022

Woodchuck, Coyote, Porcupine, Red Squirrel: Open Season

Coyote Night Hunt: December 16, 2021 - August 31, 2022

Ruffed Grouse & Bobwhite Quail: September 25, 2021 - December 31, 2021

Maine Hunting Zones

See the map below for a breakdown of Alabama's hunting zones:

Maine Bag Limits

Deer bag limit: 1

Maine Hunting License

To hold a hunting license in Maine you will not only need a valid hunting license and permit for the animal they wish to pursue, but also:

Held a license in the prior Taken a hunter safety course This will apply to the Firearms & Archery licenses, in order for Crossbow permit, you have to show first 2 and successful completion of #3 license safety course.

LicenseResidentNonresident
Big Game Hunting$36.00$115.00
Small Game Hunting$15.00$75.00
Combo Hunt/ Fish$43.00$115.00
Combo Fish/ Archery$43.00$75.00

PermitFee
Bear$27.00
Crossbow Hunting$26.00
Deer, Moose, Bear Registration$5.00
Turkey$20.00

Maine Hunting Regulations

You can't bait in Maine.

No hunting with dogs.

You have to wear orange.

Helpful Resources

Official State Site: https://www.maine.gov/ifw/index.html

FAQs
Can you hunt on Sunday in Maine?

Sorry, Maine doesn't offer hunting on Sundays.

When does hunting season start in Maine?

Deer hunting season starts as early as October 2 in Maine for archery.

When does bird hunting start in Maine?

You can start bird hunting on September 25, 2021 in Maine.

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