Deer Hunting Seasons
Deer Season Dates and Bag Limits
|First Day||Last Day||Annual Bag & Possession|
|Expanded Archery||Designated areas only||September 9, 2023||December 9, 2023|
1 Antlered Deer Per Year*
|Regular Archery and Crossbow||All||September 30, 2023||October 27, 2023|
|Youth Deer Hunt||All||October 20, 2023||October 21, 2023|
|Maine Resident Only Day**||All||October 28, 2023|
|Firearms Season||All||October 30, 2023||November 25, 2023|
|Muzzleloader Statewide||All||November 27, 2023||December 2, 2023|
|Muzzleloader||12, 13, 15-18, 20-26, 29||December 4, 2023||December 9, 2023|
* Only deer with antlers at least 3 inches long may be taken from October 28, 2023-December 9, 2023, except that antlerless deer may be taken in designated WMDs/subunits by hunters with Antlerless DeerPermits 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.