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The Maine outdoors is a place for everyone. Whether you are looking to learn to shoot a firearm for the first time, improve your outdoor survival skills, or try your hand at fishing, hunting, or trapping, we have a workshop that might interest you. Programs are designed for first timers as well as those eager to bring their skills to the next level.
No matter where you are in your outdoor journey, there is always something new to learn or try. Browse our upcoming workshops and programs below.
Upcoming Workshops & Programs
Advanced Turkey Hunting - Lee
Date/Time: June 10, 9am-5pm
Location: Lee - House in the Woods
Contact: Mike Kalinowski - (207) 897-8034 or email@example.com to register
Must call or email Mike Kalinowski (above) to register
Introduction to Firearms: Cleaning and Maintaining your Firearm
Date/Time: June 03, 9am-12pm
Location: Wilton - Wilton Fish & Game
Youth Field Day/ Family Day
Date/Time: June 04, 9am-2:30pm
Location: Augusta - Sportsman Alliance of Maine (Outdoor Area - 2273 Belfast Rd/Rt 9)
Contact: Jaime Berard - (207) 287-5220 or firstname.lastname@example.org for questions/information
Please register Adults and Youths that will be attending
Map and Compass
Date/Time: July 27, 5:30pm-8pm
Location: Windham - Windham/Raymond Adult Ed
Contact: Adult Ed - (207) 892-1819 or email@example.com for questions/information
Not finding what you are looking for? Be sure to check back as programs are added each month. You can also learn more about program types and when they are typically offered below.
Camp North Woods
Camp North Woods provides opportunities for youth and their families to learn lifelong outdoor skills as well as the importance of sustaining Maine's natural resources.
Become more self-reliant and create a more sustainable way of living by learning to gather and forage, start a small backyard farm, or fish and hunt. Designed with the beginner in mind, this hands-on workshop will help you gain the confidence and knowledge you need to get started.
Next Step Hunting Workshops
Learning to hunt is a lifelong journey. Join us to learn how to get started, learn how to safely use firearms, target a new species, share and learn tips from fellow hunters, or refresh your knowledge.
Becoming an Outdoors Woman
Becoming an Outdoors-Woman means becoming more competent, more confident and more aware. Through this program we hope to not only provide the opportunity to learn about the outdoors but to also provide a venue for women to learn more about themselves.
Whether you are looking to sight in your firearm for an upcoming hunting season, target practice, or shoot a firearm for the very first time, you are invited to MDIFW’s two state-owned shooting ranges in Fryeburg and Augusta.
Can't find a course for your area? Contact the Recreational Safety Division Office at (207) 287-5220.
Are you looking for an ATV, boating, snowmobile, hunting, or trapping safety and education course? Click here to view our safety courses.