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.

Current Courses

County Location Contact Date/Time Info
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.
Register online
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.
Register online
April 28, 5:45pm-9pm
Oxford Bryant Pond - Bryant Pond 4H Camp & Learning Center Gary Proulx - (207) 523-9905 or gary.proulx@maine.edu March 17 & 24, 5pm-7pm
York Kittery - Kittery Trading Post Kittery Trading - Customer Service - 1- 888-587-6246 March 28, 9am-1pm