Legal Hunting Hours

(Based on Sunrise and Sunset at Bangor, Maine Eastern Standard Time.)

The chart below contains the legal hunting hours for most of the open hunting seasons. See exceptions below. Daylight savings time has been calculated into the times listed on the chart as well as the 1/2 hour before sunrise and the 1/2 hour after sunset.

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Exceptions:

Coyote - Daytime hunting hours, use chart above. Hunting coyote during the coyote night hunting season (December 16 to August 31) is legal from 1/2 hour after sunset to 1/2 hour before sunrise, and shall cease at midnight each Saturday and resume at 12:01 AM on Monday.

Migratory Game Birds - Hunting hours are from 1/2 before sunrise to sunset (see Migratory Game Bird Schedule).

Raccoon - Daytime hunting hours, use chart below. Hunting raccoon at night is legal from 1/2 hour after sunset to 1/2 hour before sunrise, and shall cease at midnight each Saturday and resume at 12:01 AM on Monday).