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Moose Hunting

Moose Hunting Permit

Maine’s moose hunt is a “permit only” hunt. Information on this hunt is contained in a separate publication. 3,725 permits were issued for the 2012 moose hunt. Each permittee may select a subpermittee to hunt with them. Applications are available by January 31. A person selected to received a moose permit may not then purchase an apprentice license to satisfy the licensing requirement. Contact the Department at (207) 287-8000 for more information or visit our web site at


2012 Moose Permit Hunt Seasons
& Bag Limits





Wildlife Management District


Daily Bag Limit

Possession Limit

1–6, 11, 19

Sept 24 – Sept 29

One moose per year, by either permittee
or subpermittee

1–14, 17–19, 27, 28

Oct 8 – Oct 13

1–8, 11

Nov 5 – Nov 10

15, 16, 22, 23, 25, 26

Oct 29 – Nov 24

15, 16, 22, 23, 25, 26

Maine Resident Permit Holders Only

Oct 27





All dates are inclusive except that hunting is prohibited on Sunday.

See Archery & Crossbow Laws for information on the use of crossbows.


Regulations in red are new this year.

Purple text indicates an important note.

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