Whether you hunt, or fish, watch wildlife or enjoy the other countless things there are to do in Maine’s great outdoors, we want you to know that you’re welcome here all the time. The Maine woods are full of adventure just waiting to happen, and we’re glad you’re a part of it.
While you’re enjoying the Maine outdoors, know that you’re a part of a $2.4 billion economy that helps Maine keep up its outdoor heritage. From the sporting camps in the Maine wilderness to the retailers ready to outfit you for adventure, the outdoor activities you participate in provide jobs and opportunity for thousands of people in our state and well beyond.
Recreational activities in our state depend on healthy lakes, rivers, and forests. By taking time to read through this handbook and learning the laws, you’re preserving all that our great outdoors has to offer for generations to come.
Good luck, be safe, and enjoy the great State of Maine!
Paul R. LePage
Regulations in red are new this year.
Purple text indicates an important note.