Crossbow Hunter Education Courses

To be eligible to purchase a crossbow hunting license, any person (16 years of age and older) must hold a valid license to hunt big game (either a big game hunting license or an archery license), and must submit proof of having successfully completed an archery hunting education course and a crossbow hunting course or evidence of having previously held adult archery and crossbow hunting licenses issued specifically for the purpose of hunting with a crossbow or bow and arrow in this State or any other state, province or country in any year after 1979. When proof or evidence cannot be provided, the applicant may substitute a signed affidavit.

A resident or nonresident 10 years of age or older and under 16 years of age may hunt with a crossbow if that person holds a valid junior hunting license (no crossbow license required). Please see the Crossbow Hunting License Fact Sheet.

With a valid crossbow hunting license, a person may hunt bear with a crossbow during the open season on bear, and may hunt deer with a crossbow during the open firearm season on deer. The crosshow hunting license may not be used to hunt deer during the archery season, muzzleloading season, or expanded archery season.

Total Course = 3 hrs. 30 min

  • History & Modern Crossbows = 30 Minutes
  • Responsibility & Ethics = 1 Hour
  • Accessories= 20 Minutes
  • Shooting & Handling = 20 Minutes
  • Special Concerns = 20 Minutes
  • Laws & Safety = 30 Minutes
  • Testing & Review= 30 Minutes

New courses will be posted below as they become available.

Can't find a course for your area? Contact the Regional Safety Coordinator for your area or the Recreational Safety Division Office at (207) 287-5220.

Androscoggin County
Location
Contact
Date/Time
Lisbon Falls - Marion T. Morse Rec Center
Harry Grinder
(207) 353-8328 or 212-8267

Pre-registration is required.
September 26, 2014
5:45 - 9:30 p.m.
Aroostook County
Location
Contact
Date/Time
Houlton - Rifle & Pistol Club
Richard Tidd
(207) 538-6638
September 27, 2014
2 - 5 p.m.
Cumberland County
Location
Contact
Date/Time
No classes available at this time.
Cannot find a course for your area?
Contact the Regional Safety Coordinator for your area
or the Recreational Safety Division Office at (207) 287-5220.
Franklin County
Location
Contact
Date/Time
No classes available at this time.
Cannot find a course for your area?
Contact the Regional Safety Coordinator for your area
or the Recreational Safety Division Office at (207) 287-5220.
Hancock County
Location
Contact
Date/Time
No classes available at this time.
Cannot find a course for your area?
Contact the Regional Safety Coordinator for your area
or the Recreational Safety Division Office at (207) 287-5220.
Kennebec County
Location
Contact
Date/Time
Fayette - 259 Bamford Hill Road
John Hallett
(207) 897-5977
September 24, 2014
6 - 9:30 p.m.
West Gardiner - Rod & Gun Club Nancy Weeks
(207) 557-3302
September 28, 2014
4 - 8 p.m.
Knox County
Location
Contact
Date/Time
Hope - Beaver Lodge 5 Towns Adult Ed
(207) 236-7800, ext. 274
or register online.

Registration does not begin until August 19, 2014.
October 8, 2014
5:30 - 9 p.m.
Rockland - City Hall Rockland Police Dept
(207) 594-0316
October 19, 2014
8 - 11:30 a.m.
Lincoln County
Location
Contact
Date/Time
Waldoboro - Medomak High School
MSAD 40 Adult Ed
(20&0 832-5205
or register online.
October 21, 2014
5:30 - 9 p.m.
Oxford County
Location
Contact
Date/Time
No classes available at this time.
Cannot find a course for your area?
Contact the Regional Safety Coordinator for your area
or the Recreational Safety Division Office at (207) 287-5220.
Penobscot County
Location
Contact
Date/Time
Howland - Penobscot Valley High School SAD 31 Adult Ed
(207) 732-8361
October 2, 2014
6 - 9:30 p.m.
Piscataquis County
Location
Contact
Date/Time
Guilford - PCHS
Harold Currier
(207) 277-3115
September 25, 2014
6 - 9 p.m
Sagadahoc County
Location
Contact
Date/Time
Richmond - High School Richmond Adult Ed
(207) 737-4348
October 1, 2014
5:30 - 9 p.m.
Somerset County
Location
Contact
Date/Time
Fairfield - Adult Education Annex Russ Corson
(207) 474-5361
September 22 and 23, 2014
6 - 9 p.m.
Waldo County
Location
Contact
Date/Time
Northport - Outdoor Sportsman
Outdoor Sportsman
(207) 338-4141
October 12, 2014
9 - 12 p.m.
Palermo - Sheepscot Lake Fish & Game RSU#3 Adult Ed
(207) 568-3426
or register online.
October 27, 2014
5:30 - 9 p.m.
Washington County
Location
Contact
Date/Time
Perry - Wabanaki Wilderness
Robert Dore
(207) 853-0949
October 5, 2014
4 - 8 p.m.
York County
Location
Contact
Date/Time
Lyman - York County Fish and Game Club, Route 35 Butch Ridlon
(207) 499-2537
October 19, 2014
9 - 1 p.m.