Crossbow Hunter Safety
To be eligible to purchase a crossbow hunting permit, any person (16 years of age and older) must hold a valid license to hunt big game (either a big game hunting license or an archery license), and must submit proof of having successfully completed an archery hunting education course and a crossbow hunting course or evidence of having previously held adult archery and crossbow hunting permits issued specifically for the purpose of hunting with a crossbow or bow and arrow in this State or any other state, province or country in any year after 1979. When proof or evidence cannot be provided, the applicant may substitute a signed affidavit.
Total Course = 3 hrs. 30 min
- History & Modern Crossbows = 30 Minutes
- Responsibility & Ethics = 1 Hour
- Accessories= 20 Minutes
- Shooting & Handling = 20 Minutes
- Special Concerns = 20 Minutes
- Laws & Safety = 30 Minutes
- Testing & Review= 30 Minutes
New courses will be posted below as they become available.
Can't find a course for your area? Contact the Regional Safety Coordinator for your area or the Recreational Safety Division Office at (207) 287-5220.
When registering either by telephone or email, please be sure to include your full name, telephone number, and which course, date and location you are signing up for.
|Sagadahoc||Topsham - Merrymeeting Adult Ed||Carolee Tupper - (207)729-7323 or www.merrymeeting.org||March 31; 12pm-3:30pm|
|Somerset||North Anson - Carrabec High School||Craig Gerry - INFO ONLY (207)446-4249 or Criag.I.Gerry@maine.gov
|March 28, 5:30pm-9pm|
|York||Hollis - Buxton-Hollis Rod & Gun||Shawn Sage - INFO ONLY (207-329-7096
|April 27, 8am-12pm|
|York||Alfred - Alfred Town Hall||Paul Main - Info Only: (207) 324-8053 .
To register email email@example.com
|April 13, 4pm-8pm|
|Hancock||Sullivan - Sumner High School||Jean (207) 422-4794||April 6, 4pm-7pm|
|Hancock||Ellsworth - VFW Hall||Marilyn (207) 664-7110||April 13, 4pm-7pm|
|Kennebec||Augusta - Sportsmanâ€™s Alliance of Maine||Mike Foster Info Only:(207) 446-4122
|April 5, 5:30pm-9pm|
|Hancock||Swanâ€™s Island - Swanâ€™s Island Elementary School||Rob Morang - (207) 460-4279||March 24, 1pm-4pm|
|Cumberland||Gray - Howellâ€™s Gun Shop||Stephen Barr (207) 446-4173 for questions/information.
To register email Stephen.L.Barr@maine.gov
|April 14, 5pm-9pm|
|Kennebec||Augusta - Sportsmanâ€™s Alliance of Maine||Mike Foster Info Only: 446-4122
|May 30, 5:30pm-9pm|
|Somerset||Skowhegan - Skowhegan Sportsman Club||Russell Corson - (207) 474-5361||August 18, 8:30am-12pm|
|Somerset||Skowhegan - Skowhegan Sportsman Club||Russell Corson - (207) 474-5361||September 15, 8:30am-12pm|
|York||Kittery - Kittery Trading Post||KTP Customer Service - 1- 888-587-6246 or firstname.lastname@example.org||July 20 12pm-4pm|