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Deer Hunting Seasons

Deer Season Dates and Bag Limits

First DayLast DayAnnual Bag & Possession
Expanded ArcheryDesignated areas onlySeptember 7, 2024December 14, 2024

1 Antlered Deer Per Year*
See exceptions

Regular ArcheryAllOctober 5, 2024November 1, 2024
Youth Deer HuntAllOctober 25, 2024October 26, 2024
Maine Resident Only Day**AllNovember 2, 2024
Firearms SeasonAllNovember 4, 2024November 30, 2024
Muzzleloader StatewideAllDecember 2, 2024December 7, 2024
Muzzleloader12, 13, 15-18, 20-26, 29December 9, 2024December 14, 2024

* Only deer with antlers at least 3 inches long may be taken from November 2, 2024-December 14, 2024, except that antlerless deer may be taken in designated WMDs/subunits by hunters with Antlerless Deer Permits and expanded archery hunters with appropriate permits. Please see Antlerless Deer Permits for more information.

** A non-resident who owns 25 or more acres of land in Maine and leaves land open to hunting, holds a valid hunting license, and is not otherwise prohibitedby law, may hunt deer on the Resident only day, anywhere in the state. A verification form must be completed and can be located on the Hunting License Information page.