The Maine outdoors is a place for everyone!

Maine is known for its abundant wildlife and fisheries, extraordinary views, and countless recreation opportunities.  No matter your age or experience level, the Maine outdoors is a place for everyone.

Whether you are a parent or guardian looking for ways to introduce a child to the outdoors, an adult aspiring to try a new hobby or spend more time outside, or a teacher looking for a fun field trip idea or way to incorporate nature and wild lessons into your already existing curriculum, we have something for you!

You can now take a hunter safety course online!

Taking a hunter safety course is the first step to joining a wonderful community of conservationists and starting a lifelong journey of learning to hunt. Courses are now available in two different formats: online and traditional in-person classes. An in-person skills and exam session is required for students ages 10-15 who take firearms and bowhunter safety courses online. Learn more:

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Do you need to take an outdoor ethics course?

Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife offers a remedial outdoor ethics course for those who receive a mandatory revocation of a hunting, fishing, trapping, or guide license. This also applies to the revocation of privileges of registering an ATV or snowmobile.

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