Updates Related to the COVID-19 State of Emergency

The Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife has established this page to provide information about agency program changes due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Cancellations and Closures

MDIFW Offices and Facilities

Beginning March 23, 2020, all MDIFW offices and facilities will be closed to the public.

Our services will remain available through our website at mefishwildlife.com

You can contact us directly for assistance through email, our Facebook page or by calling us at 207-287-8000 during regular business hours (Monday-Friday 8am-5pm).

Recreational Safety Courses

Most upcoming recreational safety courses have been cancelled or postponed.

Because many of the courses were scheduled at public facilities, the sponsors may have already notified students of cancellations or postponements. For current course status, please review the online schedule. Please continue to check the website for updates regarding course availability.

If you have any questions regarding course status, please contact the Regional Coordinator for your area or Recreational Safety Office at 207-287-5520

Students encouraged to complete the online firearms or bow hunter safety programs in preparation for completing the in-person field day at a later date. Learn more.

Registered Maine Guide Exams

As of March 25, 2020, all Registered Maine Guide examinations are postponed. We will notify all participants that are currently scheduled for an exam and we will work to accommodate everyone as soon as it is possible to do so safely.

Summerhaven Shooting Range

Due to staffing challenges during the current state of civil emergency, the Summerhaven Shooting Range is currently closed to public use until further notice.

Public use at the Summerhaven Shooting Range is restricted to time periods when an approved Range Safety Officer is present. Range Safety Officers at the range are trained and certified volunteers who donate their time to ensure safe shooting practices at the range.

The Range will still be available for use by Law Enforcement Agencies to meet their training needs. Agencies wishing to reserve range time, please contact Craig Gerry, MDIFW Shooting Range Coordinator at (207) 446-4249.