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Below is content from the 2013 guide.

Other Species Hunting

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2012–13 Other Species Seasons & Bag Limits

 

 

 

 

Seasons

Dates

Daily Bag Limit

Possession Limit

Pheasant*

Oct 1 – Dec 31

2

4

Ruffed Grouse (Partridge)

Oct 1 – Dec 31

4

8

Bobwhite Quail

Oct 1 – Dec 31

4

8

Crow

WMDs 1-6: Feb 6, 2013 – Apr. 15, 2013

No limit

WMDs 7-29: Jan 21, 2013 – March 31, 2013, Aug 1, 2013 – Sept. 22, 2013

Gray Squirrel

Oct 1 – Dec 31

4

8

Gray Squirrel (Falconry)

Oct 1 – Feb 28

Snowshoe Hare

Oct 1 – Mar 31

4

8

Season on Island of Vinalhaven

Oct 1 – Feb 28

Bobcat

Dec 1 – Feb 14

No limit

Fox

Oct 15 – Feb 28

No limit

Raccoon

Oct 1 – Dec 31

No limit

Skunk & Opossum

Oct 15 – Dec 31

No limit

Coyote

During daylight hunting hours

Jan 1 – Dec 31

No limit

Night hunting (see info at left)

Dec 16 – Aug 31

Woodchuck, Red Squirrel, & Porcupine

No closed season for hunting

No limit

Spruce Grouse, Lynx, Cottontail Rabbit

No Open Season

 

 

 

 

* In York and Cumberland counties, a permit is required to hunt or possess pheasant.

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

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

Other Species Permits & Licenses

Pheasant Permit

Required for hunters 16 years of age or older to hunt or possess pheasant in Cumberland & York counties. Revenue derived from this permit is dedicated to the acquisition of pheasants which are raised and released by private fish and game clubs.

Coyote Night Hunting Permit

Required to hunt coyote at night from December 16 to August 31. Hunting under this permit is limited to ½ hour after sunset until ½ hour before sunrise and shall cease at midnight each Saturday and resume at 12:01a.m. on Monday. Hunters must be in possession of an electronic, hand-held or mouth-operated predator calling device. Also see Hunting with Dogs on page 30. The fee for this permit is $4 (plus agent fee). Artificial lights may be used. In addition, the commissioner may appoint agents to hunt for coyotes at night using artificial illumination from September 1st to December 15th. The Commissioner shall develop policies to make the affected public and affected law enforcement officers aware of any night hunting operation.

Falconry License

A falconry license, in addition to a regular hunting license, is required of persons who engage in falconry. Copies of the regulations pertaining to this type of hunting are available upon request.

 

Regulations in red are new this year.

Purple text indicates an important note.

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