Maine Bow hunting Season,Regulations and license fees

Maine Bow hunting Season,Regulations and license fees

If you ever desire to bow hunt on the east coast, Maine is the place you should be looking for. There are plenty of diverse hunting games in Maine such as moose, bear, deer and other small game seasons during the fall and spring.

Residents, as well as non-residents, are eligible for the hunt in the license. You can purchase the hunting license online and print it right away. Special permits are required for some of the games which include moose and deer.

You can apply for permit lotteries online every year. The Outdoor Partners Program in Maine allows bow hunters to explore private hunting lands and farms. While the private land is allowed to be visited by anyone, hunting in the area would require permission from the landowners. Maine also has a “hunters for the hungry” program in which hunters donate some or all of their harvest to the needy in the region

Maine Bowhunting Season

Category Months
Deer Oct.2-29
Bear Aug.30-Nov.27
Moose Sept.27-Nov.28
Turkey Sept.20-Nov.6


Bobcat Dec.1-Feb.21
Snowshoe Hare Sept.25-March.31
Bobwhite Quail Sept.25-Dec.31

License Fee in Maine

Category License Type Fee
Archery Resident  $26
Archery Non-resident $115
Archery Junior  $8
Archery Senior $8

Total Area and Regulations by State

Maine has a total of 19739,000 acres of hunting land that has kept thousands of Bowhunters busy for years. There is a set of rules set by Maine’s authorities called archery provisions which state that bowhunting can only be carried out by a hand-held now that has a minimum draw weight of 35 pounds and an arrow with a broadhead that should be at least 7 inches long.

Fun Facts About Bow Hunting in Maine

There are separate seasons for bowhunting in Maine that keeps the hunter safe from firearms plus makes the play fair as competition is between bow hunters only. You can also take safety classes for Bowhunting in Maine.

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