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License Fees

Fishing Regulations Maine Freshwater Fishing

2016 Fishing License Fees

Prices do not include the $2 agent fee.

Resident

License

Fee

Fishing (16 and older)

$25

Combination Fishing and Hunting

$43

Combination Fishing and Archery

$43

1-Day Fishing*

$11

Serviceman (Resident**) Combination

$3

Serviceman Dependent (Resident):

Combination

$20

Fishing or Hunting

$10

Duplicate

$2

(obtained from agent who issued original)

Superpack

$201

Become an Outdoor Partner

Join the Outdoor Partners Program and Receive Great Benefits!

The Outdoor Partners landowner relations program works to ensure access for outdoor recreation. Members agree to act respectfully and responsibly while enjoying the outdoors, and in return, receive discounts and deals throughout the state. The $15.00 cost supports the Outdoor Partners landowner relations program. For more info, please visit www.mefishwildlife.com.

* 1-day fishing license may be exchanged by a Maine resident for a season fishing or combination hunting and fishing license upon payment of the difference between that fee and the fee for the annual license, plus the agent’s fee.

** Maine resident permanently stationed outside the state of Maine.

*** Nonresident 15-day fishing license may be exchanged for a nonresident season fishing license upon payment of $17 plus the agent’s fee.

Lifetime Licenses

Your investment in a lifetime license for yourself or as a gift, will allow the bearer to fish, trap, and/or hunt for their lifetime, regardless of where they will live in the future. The revenues generated by the sale of these licenses will be deposited in a special trust fund that will provide long-term financial support for Maine’s fish and wildlife.

Cost of the Lifetime License for Residents

Age Group

Fishing

Hunting

Archery

Trapping

Combination of…

any two****

any three****

5 years & under

$150

$150

$150

$150

$250

$400

6 – 15 years

$300

$300

$300

$300

$500

$800

65 years of age

$50

$50

$50

$50

$80

$110

66 years of age

$40

$40

$40

$40

$64

$94

67 years of age

$30

$30

$30

$30

$48

$78

68 years of age

$20

$20

$20

$20

$32

$52

69 years of age

$10

$10

$10

$10

$16

$26

70 years of age

A one time fee of $8.00 covers all authorities (fishing, hunting, archery, and trapping) that you are qualified to receive.

NOTICE to all lifetime license holders – Anytime during the calendar year that you reach 70 years of age, the following authorities that you are qualified to receive are included as part of your lifetime license at no additional cost: bear hunt, bear trap, crossbow, muzzleload, migratory waterfowl, pheasant, turkey, coyote night hunt, one expanded archery antlerless deer permit, and one expanded archery either-sex deer permit. (Does not include any-deer or moose permits).

Cost of the Lifetime License for Nonresidents: (only for youth)

Age Group

Fishing

Hunting

Archery

Trapping

Combination of…

any two****

any three****

5 years & under*****

$450

$450

$450

$450

$750

$1,200

6 – 15 years

$900

$900

$900

$900

$1,500

$2,400

**** Hunting, fishing, archery

***** These fees are subject to change, please check with the department for current fees.

For more information about the Lifetime License Program, please call (207) 287-8000. Lifetime Licenses must be obtained at the Main Office in Augusta.

All residents and nonresidents who operate any motorized watercraft or aircraft equipped with pontoons on inland waters must display a Lake & River Protection Sticker in addition to a current boat registration sticker.

NonResident & Aliens

License

Fee

Season Fishing (16 and older)

$64

Combination Fishing and Hunting

$150

15-Day Fishing***

$47

7-Day Fishing

$43

3-Day Fishing

$23

1-Day Fishing

$11

Alien Season Fishing (16 and older)

$84

Alien Combination Fishing & Hunting

$191

Duplicate
(obtained from agent who issued original)

$2

A non-resident between 18–24 enrolled full-time in a college in Maine may be eligible for a resident rate license for fishing, hunting, & trapping. This license must be obtained at the Main Office in Augusta.