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Hunting

Licenses & Fees

Apprentice Hunter License Fees

An apprentice hunter license is available to a resident or nonresident 16 years or older who has never held a valid adult hunting license. A person may not obtain an apprentice hunter license more than five times. A person holding this license may not hunt other than in the presence of an apprentice supervisor at least 18 years of age who has held a valid hunting license for the prior three consecutive years. The supervisor is responsible for ensuring that the holder of an apprentice hunter license follows safe hunting protocol as well as all hunting laws.

Apprentice Licenses Fee
Resident Hunting (includes bear & turkey permits) $26.00
Resident Crossbow Permit $26.00
Resident Archery $26.00
Resident Muzzleloader Permit $13.00
Non-resident Hunting (includes bear & turkey permits) $115.00
Non-resident Small Game (includes turkey permit) $75.00
Non-resident Crossbow Permit $56.00
Non-resident Archery $75.00
Non-resident Muzzleloader $69.00

Fees listed do not include agent fee.

License Fees

License Fee
Maine Residents Big Game Hunting (16 and older) $26.00
Junior Hunting (0 to 15 years) $8.00
Small Game* Hunting (16 and older) $15.00
Combination Hunting & Fishing (16 and older) $43.00
Combination Fishing & Archery (16 and older) $43.00
Serviceman (resident) Combination Hunting & Fishing $3.00
Serviceman (dependent) Combination Hunting & Fishing $20.00
Serviceman (dependent) Hunting $10.00
Disabled War Veteran FREE
Archery Hunting (16 and older) $26.00
Apprentice Hunter License (16 and older) See Apprentice Hunter Licenses
Superpack $201.00
Non-residents Big Game Hunting (16 and older) $115.00
Combination Hunting & Fishing (16 and older) $150.00
Small Game* Hunting (16 and older) $75.00
3-Day Small Game* Hunting (valid for 3 consecutive days) $50.00
Junior Hunting (0 to 15 years) $35.00
Archery Hunting (16 and older) $75.00
6-Day Archery Hunting $26.00
Apprentice Hunter License (16 and older) See Apprentice Hunter Licenses
Permit & Other Fees Bear Permits See Bear Hunting Permit
Coyote Night Hunting Permit $4.00
Crossbow Hunting Permit
(16 and older)**
Maine Resident $26.00
Nonresident $56.00
Deer, Moose, and Bear Registration $5.00
Duplicate License $2.00

Expanded Archery Permits
(See Expanded Archery Permit)

Antlerless Deer $12.00
Either-Sex Deer $32.00
Falconry Permit $26.00
Moose Permit See Moose Hunting
Muzzleloader Permit
(16 and older)**
Maine Resident $13.00
Nonresident $69.00
Pheasant Permit (Cumberland and York Counties) $17.00
State Migratory Waterfowl Permit (16 and older)**** $7.50
Outdoor Partners Program $15.00
Taxidermist, Hide Dealer, and Guide Licenses See Other Licenses
Wild Turkey Permit $20.00 See Wild Turkey Hunting Permit

Fees listed do not include the agent fee.

The commissioner may revoke all licenses and permits to any person who fails to pay the fees due and may recover fees associated with insufficient funds.

* Small game license permits hunting of all legal species except deer, bear, moose, raccoon, and bobcat.

** A resident or nonresident under 16 years of age may hunt with a crossbow or muzzleloader if that person holds a valid junior hunting license.

*** In addition to the State Migratory Waterfowl Permit, a Federal Migratory Waterfowl Permit is required. Federal Migratory Waterfowl Permits can be purchase at your local post office.

Maine Lifetime License

A Maine Tradition and a Gift that Lasts a Lifetime: A lifetime license, purchased for yourself or as a gift, allows the bearer to fish, trap, and/or hunt for their lifetime, regardless of where they live in the future. Revenues generated by these licenses are deposited in a special trust fund that provides long term financial support for Maine's fish and wildlife.

Maine Resident Applicants 70+ Years of Age

For a one-time fee of $8.00, a senior lifetime license entitles the holder to all privileges they are qualified to receive including hunting, trapping, archery, and fishing. The license also includes the following permits: bear hunt, bear trap, muzzleloader, migratory waterfowl, pheasant, spring and fall turkey, coyote night hunt, crossbow, one expanded archery antlerless and one expanded archery either sex. (Must still apply for any deer and moose permits each year).

Note: If you purchased a senior lifetime license before age 70, you do not have to pay the $8.00 fee, and the permits listed in the previous paragraph are included with your lifetime license anytime during the calendar year you turn 70 years of age.

A lifetime license holder who turns 16 years of age is able to hunt with their lifetime license as an adult big game license, they must show proof of having completed the required safety course, contact the Department to upgrade to an adult license, & obtain all necessary permits. For more information see Junior Hunters.

Residents Fishing Hunting Archery Trapping Combination
of any two*
Combination of any three*
5 years & under $150 $150 $150 $150 $250 $400
6 – 15 years $300 $300 $300 $300 $500 $800
65 years of age $50 $50 $50 $50 $80 $110
66 years of age $40 $40 $40 $40 $64 $94
67 years of age $30 $30 $30 $30 $48 $78
68 years of age $20 $20 $20 $20 $32 $52
69 years of age $10 $10 $10 $10 $16 $26
70 and older $8.00 — Covers all authorities that you are qualified to receive, see below.
Nonresidents Fishing Hunting Archery Trapping Combination
of any two*
Combination of any three*
5 years & under $450 $450 $450 $450 $750 $1,200
6 – 15 years $900 $900 $900 $900 $1,500 $2,400

* Hunting, fishing, archery
These fees are subject to change, please check with the Department for current fees.