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.
|Cumberland||Brunswick - American Legion Post 20||Scott Higgins (207) 577-5998 for questions/information.
To register email Scottdhiggins1@gmail.com
|March 22, 8:30am-12pm||
Course is FULL
|York||Alfred - Alfred Town Hall||Glenn Dochtermann (207) 324-3018 for questions/information.
To register email Alfredhuntingclass@gmail.com (Must include Full name and telephone #)
|April 29, 6pm-9pm|
|Cumberland||North Yarmouth - Lakeside Archery||Steve Dunsmore - (207) 829-6213||April 19, 8:30am-12pm||
Course is FULL
|Somerset||Skowhegan - Skowhegan High School||Vivian Champagne - (207) 474-7553||March 16 & 18, 6pm-8:30pm|
|Cumberland||Scarborough - Cabela's||Stephen Barr (207) 446-4173 for questions/information.
To register email Stephen.L.Barr@maine.gov
|February 09, 9:30am-1pm|
|Kennebec||Augusta - Sportsman Alliance of Maine||Mike Foster (207) 446-4122 for questions/information.
|March 12, 5:45pm-9pm|
|Aroostook||Fort Fairfield - Fort Fairfield Fish & Game||Stephen Wotton - (207) 446-4293||February 06, 6pm-9:30pm|
|Aroostook||Monticello - Wilderness Pines Lodge||George Hurteau - (207) 538-4500||February 12, 6pm-9:30pm|
|Hancock||Stonington - Island Community Center||Jean - (207) 367-2735||April 04 6pm-9pm|
|Hancock||Sullivan Sumner Memorial High School-||Jean @ Adult Ed - (207) 422-4794||April 11, 4pm-7pm|
|Hancock||Ellsworth - Ellsworth VFW Hall||Marilyn @ Adult Ed - (207) 664-7110||April 18, 4pm-7pm|
|Kennebec||Augusta - Sportsman Alliance of Maine||Mike Foster - (207) 446-4122 for questions/information.
|April 28, 5:45pm-9pm|
|Oxford||Bryant Pond - Bryant Pond 4H Camp & Learning Center||Gary Proulx - (207) 523-9905 or email@example.com||March 17 & 24, 5pm-7pm|
|York||Kittery - Kittery Trading Post||Kittery Trading - Customer Service - 1- 888-587-6246||March 28, 9am-1pm|