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Deer Hunting Seasons

Deer Seasons and Bag Limits

First DayLast DayAnnual Bag & Possession
Expanded ArcheryDesignated areas onlySeptember 10, 2022December 10, 2022

1 Antlered Deer Per Year*
See exceptions

Regular Archery and CrossbowAllOctober 1, 2022October 28, 2022
Youth Deer Hunting DayAllOctober 22, 2022
Maine Resident Only Day**AllOctober 29, 2022
Firearms SeasonAllOctober 31, 2022November 26, 2022
Muzzleloader StatewideAllNovember 28, 2022December 3, 2022
Muzzleloader12, 13, 15-18, 20-26, 29December 5, 2022December 10, 2022

* Only deer with antlers at least 3 inches long may be taken from October 29, 2022-December 10, 2022, except that antlerless deer may be taken in designated WMDs/subunits by hunters with Antlerless Deer 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.