• Maine Big Game Species

    - BIG GAME SPECIES:
    Deer
    Moose
    Black Bear

    - SMALL GAME SPECIES:

    - BIRDS:
    Turkey
    Waterfowl
    Migratory Game Birds

  • Maine Big Game Draw Application Deadlines

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  • Important Links

    https://www.fws.gov/visit-us

  • Maine State Wildlife Office

    Maine Department of Inland Fisheries & Wildlife
    https://www.maine.gov/ifw/hunting-trapping/hunting/index.html
    41 State House Station
    Augusta, ME 04333-0041
    207-287-8000
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  • Maine Hunting Information

    Residents are required to apply for and obtain a hunting license to legally hunt in the state of Maine.
    Residents and their immediate family members may hunt on land they own without a hunting license if the land exceeds 10 acres and is used exclusively for agricultural purposes.
    Non-residents are required to apply for and obtain a hunting license to legally hunt in the state of Maine.
    Residency requires an individual to have resided in Maine for at least 1 year and has either is registered to vote in Maine, has a Maine driver's license, has registered a vehicle in Maine, has complied with state income tax filings in Maine, or is a full-time student at a college or university within the state of Maine.
    A resident must pay an annual small game hunting license fee of $15.
    A resident must pay an annual big game hunting license fee of $26
    A junior (under the age of 15) resident must pay an annual hunting license fee of $8.
    A resident must pay an annual trapping license fee of $36
    A junior (ages 10–15) resident must pay an annual trapping license fee of $10.
    A non-resident must pay an annual small game hunting license fee of $75 or3-day small game hunting license fee of $50.

    A non-resident must pay an annual big game hunting license fee of $115.
    A non-resident must pay an annual junior (under the age of 15) hunting license fee of $35.
    A non-resident must pay an annual trapping license fee of $318.
    Residents and non-residents must obtain additional permits for hunting bear, coyote, deer, moor, falcon, pheasant, migratory waterfowl, and wild turkey.

    "Hunting Laws by State" FindLaw, https://www.findlaw.com/state/state-fish-and-game-laws/hunting-laws-by-state-findlaw.html. Accessed July 15, 2022.

Military, Veterans, Seniors, Disabled, and Children receive significant discounts from liscenses and other fees. Check out Maine State Wildlife website for a full breakdown.

2022 Fees

Yearly and Seasonal Base License:

Ownership of a Maine hunting lisence may or may not be required to apply, purchase, or earn points for game tags.

Youth Hunting License - $35.00
Hunting License - $115.00

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BIG GAME Tag Application Fees

Application fees are non-refundable. The State of Maine uses these funds to support wildlife conservation.

Moose Application 6 Chances - $35.00
Moose Application 3 Chances - $25.00
Moose Application 10 Chances* - $55.00
Moose Application 1 Chance or Point Only - $15.00

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BIG GAME Tags

TAG FEES paid at the time of issuance (if selected):

Moose Tag - $585.00

*Prices may vary. Please check the Maine State Wildlife website for the most up to date information.

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