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National Wildlife Refuges (NWR)

NOTE: On National Wildlife Refuges which permit hunting of upland game, persons hunting upland species other than deer and turkey with a shotgun shall possess and use only nontoxic shot while in the field.

More restrictive regulations may apply to National Wildlife Refuges open to public hunting. For additional information on federal refuge regulations, contact:

  • Rachel Carson NWR
    321 Port Road
    Wells, ME 04090
    (207) 646-9226
  • Maine Coastal Islands NWR
    PO Box 279
    Milbridge, ME 04658
    (207) 594-0600
  • Sunkhaze Meadows NWR
    1168 Main Street
    Old Town, ME 04468
    (207) 827-6138
  • Moosehorn NWR
    (Baring and Edmunds Units)
    RR #1, Box 202
    Baring, ME 04694
    (207) 454-7161
  • Lake Umbagog NWR
    PO Box 240
    Errol, NH 03579
    (603) 482-3415

White Mountain National Forest

Oxford County, Maine

The public land within National Forests is open to hunting. Portable observation stands that do not damage live trees may be used. Please contact the Androscoggin Ranger District for more information on bear baiting on National Forest lands at (603) 466-2713.

National Park Service

Acadia National Park & the Appalachian Nation Scenic Trail — hunting, trapping, and/or possessing a weapon is prohibited on land administered by the National Park Service. For further information on these lands contact:

  • Acadia National Park
    PO Box 177
    Bar Harbor, ME 04609
    (207) 288-3338
  • Appalachian Trail Park Office
    Harpers Ferry Center
    Harpers Ferry, WV 25425
    (304) 535-6270
  • Appalachian Trail Conference
    New England Regional Office
    PO Box 264
    South Egremont, MA 01258
    (413) 528-8002

Mount Desert Island (MDI) is located within the geographic boundary of WMD 26.

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