Hunting and Trapping in Maine

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Season Dates and Bag Limits

NOTICE for all JR. HUNTERS: 

A junior hunter may ONLY take an antlerless deer if they have been given a permit during the antlerless deer lottery, except on youth deer day when they are hunting in a WMD where antlerless deer permits were issued they may take an antlerless deer without a permit. All other WMDs are bucks only. Limit is one deer per year unless they receive a bonus antlerless deer permit or participate in the expanded archery season with appropriate licenses or permits.
There was a recent law change directed at Jr. hunters but the title was extremely misleading.  The title is Public Law 2013 Chapter 213An Act to Allow a Junior Hunter to Take One Antlerless Deer Without an Antlerless Deer Permit. The law directs the Commissioner of IFW to grant 25% of the available antlerless deer permits in WMD’s where antlerless permits are allocated to junior hunters when they apply for a permit in that district. This won’t occur until the fall of 2014.


BIRD HUNTERS TAKE NOTICE:
A new law is in effect requiring grouse hunters to label their birds with the name of the person who has taken it and the date it was taken, before the next calendar day begins, if the person is in or travelling through unorganized territory. Please see 2013 Summary of New Laws within the Laws and Rules section for more information.

General Information

Deer, Moose and Bear

Bird Hunting