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:

2019 Application

  • 2019 Bear Bait Application (PDF 57KB) This is a fillable form that can be saved and submitted via email, or, you may print, complete, and return by email, fax or post. Acknowledgement of rules compliance is required.
  • Applications must be received before 4pm on Monday, July 1, 2019
  • After July 1, 2019, any available sites will be assigned on a first come, first served basis
  • Do not include payment with application; fees are collected after sites are assigned.

2019 Bear Bait Site Maps

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
Fax: (207) 941-4416
Heidi Johnson

Northern Region Public Lands
45 Radar Rd.
Ashland, ME 04732
Phone: (207) 435-7963 ext. 210
Fax: (207) 435-7184
Theresa Spooner