Deer Hunting Seasons
Deer Seasons and Bag Limits
|First Day||Last Day||Annual Bag & Possession|
|Expanded Archery||Designated areas only||September 10, 2022||December 10, 2022|
1 Antlered Deer Per Year*
|Regular Archery and Crossbow||All||October 1, 2022||October 28, 2022|
|Youth Deer Hunting Day||All||October 22, 2022|
|Maine Resident Only Day**||All||October 29, 2022|
|Firearms Season||All||October 31, 2022||November 26, 2022|
|Muzzleloader Statewide||All||November 28, 2022||December 3, 2022|
|Muzzleloader||12, 13, 15-18, 20-26, 29||December 5, 2022||December 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.