Hunting & Bear Baiting

Maine Public Lands offer the opportunity to hunt in the backcountry.

Bear Hunting

Information is available from the Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife including:

  • Licenses and Permits
  • Laws and Rules
  • Season for Hunting and Trapping

Bear Baiting

Is allowed on Maine Public Lands with a permit from the Bureau of Parks and Lands.

General Information:

Available Sites

  • All bait sites were assigned in 2020.
  • If any sites are forfeited by their assignees, they will become available on a first come, first served basis.
  • Please contact your regional office to apply for available sites.

Public Lands Regional Offices:


Eastern Region Public Lands
106 Hogan Road, Suite 5
Bangor, ME 04401
Phone: (207) 941-4412
Fax: (207) 941-4416
Heidi Johnson

Western Region Public Lands
PO Box 327
129 Main Street
Farmington, ME 04938
Phone: (207) 778-8231
Crystal Wilson

Northern Region Public Lands
45 Radar Rd.
Ashland, ME 04732
Phone: (207) 768-6892
Fax: (207) 435-7184
Theresa Spooner