Superpack License

Superpack antlerless deer permit FAQ's

  1. The customer must be a Maine resident to be eligible for this license.

  2. The Superpack license permits a person to hunt and fish for all legal game and fish species subject to all the laws covering these activities. The Superpack license includes fishing, hunting, archery, as well as muzzleload, migratory waterfowl, pheasant, spring/fall turkey, bear, crossbow, coyote night hunt, three expanded archery antlerless deer permits (does not include the expanded archery antlered (buck) deer permit), one free chance in the moose lottery, and entry into a special category in the annual any-deer permit lottery.

    Please note that the Superpack license also does not include the Outdoor Partners Program. Funds from the Outdoor Partners Program go directly to the department's landowner relations program.

  3. A person may be issued a Superpack license without meeting the specific requirements of an individual license or permit contained in the Superpack license, but that license or permit is not valid until the license holder meets the eligibility requirements for that particular license or permit. For example, a person may purchase a Superpack license without meeting the archery requirements, but they may not archery hunt with a Superpack license until they have met the archery eligibility requirements. The following are the eligibility requirements for archery, firearms hunting, and crossbow licenses:

    Archery: A person who applies for an archery hunting license, other than a junior hunting license, must submit proof of:

    - having successfully completed an archery hunter education course in any year after 1979; 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 State or any other state, province, or country in any year after 1979.

    When proof or evidence cannot otherwise be provided, the applicant may substitute a signed affidavit that the applicant has previously held the required adult archery hunting license or has successfully completed the required archery hunter education course.

    Firearms Hunting: A person who applies for a license to hunt with firearms, other than a junior hunting license, must submit proof of:

    - having successfully completed an hunter safety course in any year beginning with 1976; or

    - satisfactory evidence of having previously held an adult license to hunt with firearms in this State or any other state, province, or country in any year beginning with 1976.

    When proof or evidence cannot otherwise be provided, the applicant may substitute a signed affidavit that the applicant has previously held the required adult hunting license or has successfully completed the required hunter course.

    Crossbow: A person who applies for a crossbow hunting license, other than a junior hunting license, must submit proof of:

    - having successfully completed an archery hunter education course and a crossbow hunting course or equivalent crossbow and archery hunting education courses in any year after 1979;

    - satisfactory evidence of having previously held adult archery and crossbow hunting licenses issued specifically for the purpose of hunting with 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 otherwise be provided, the applicant may substitute a signed affidavit that the applicant has previously held the required adult crossbow and archery hunting license or has successfully completed the required crossbow and archery hunter education course.
  4. A customer 10 years of age or older and under 16 years of age may purchase the Superpack license without meeting the archery, firearms, or crossbow safety course requirements. However, they must follow all laws related to these activities. In addition, the Superpack license is probably not a good deal from a price perspective for a customer in this age bracket since they get many of the licenses and permits at reduced rates already.
  5. The state fee for the Superpack license is $200 and the agent fee is $2.
  6. In regard to convicted felons, the same law applies to the Superpack license as applies to the firearms hunting license. A convicted felon is not allowed to buy a hunting license unless they have a permit to carry a firearm, which may be obtained from the Department of Public Safety (207) 624-7210.
  7. A customer who purchases the Superpack license is entitled to one free chance in the moose lottery for that year. The customer will still have to apply for a moose permit and will need to indicate on the application that they are a Superpack license holder. There will be specific instructions on the moose permit application for Superpack license holders.
  8. A customer who purchases the Superpack license is also eligible for entry into a special category in the annual any-deer permit lottery. In order to qualify for the special category the customer must apply in a Wildlife Management District (WMD) that has at least 3,500 permits allocated in it. In addition, the law states that no more that 2.5% of the any-deer permits in those districts will be allocated to Superpack license holders. The customer will still have to submit an any-deer permit application and will need to indicate on the application that they are a Superpack license holder in order to be entered into the special lottery category. There will be specific instructions on the any-deer permit application for Superpack license holders.
  9. The law also provides for a reduced rate ($175) Superpack license for a person who holds two or more of the lifetime licenses (hunt, fish, or archery). Please refer any customer interested in this directly to IF&W and we will email/mail them their license after verifying eligibility.