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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 LicensesFee
Apprentice Resident Hunting (includes bear & turkey permits)$26.00
Apprentice Resident Archery$26.00
Apprentice Non-resident Hunting (includes bear & turkey permits)$115.00
Apprentice Non-resident Small Game (includes turkey permit)$75.00
Apprentice Non-resident Archery$75.00

Fees listed do not include agent fee.

License Fees

Maine ResidentsBig 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 VeteranFREE
Archery Hunting (16 and older)$26.00
Apprentice Hunter License (16 and older)See Apprentice Hunter Licenses
Super Pack$207.00
Non-residentsNonresident 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 FeesBear PermitsSee Bear Hunting Permit
Coyote Night Hunting Permit$4.00
Antlerless Deer Permit$12.00
Deer, Moose, and Bear Registration$5.00
Dog Training and Hunting Permit$12.00
Duplicate License$2.00

Expanded Archery Permits
(See Expanded Archery Permit)

Antlerless Deer$12.00
Falconry Permit$26.00
Moose PermitSee Moose Hunting
Muzzleloader Permit
(16 and older)**
Maine Resident$13.00
Pheasant Permit (Cumberland and York Counties)$27.00
State Migratory Waterfowl Permit (16 and older)****$7.50
Outdoor Partners Program$15.00
Taxidermist, Hide Dealer, and Guide LicensesSee Other Licenses
Wild Turkey 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.

* Big game license permits hunting of all legal species, including deer, bear, moose, raccoon, bobcat (additional permits apply for certain species and seasons). Small game license permits hunting of all legal species except deer, bear, moose, raccoon, and bobcat (additional permits apply for certain species and seasons).

** A resident or nonresident under 16 years of age may hunt with a 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.

Lifetime license holders (not complimentary) are required to purchase any additional hunting/fishing permits between the ages of 16 and 69.

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 (state permit), pheasant, spring and fall turkey, coyote night hunt, one expanded archery antlerless and one expanded archery either-sex. Hunters 70 and over do not need to obtain a physical permit, but can tag those species with their lifetime license. Must still apply for antlerless deer and moose permits each year. Hunters 70 and over do not need to obtain a physical permit, but can tag those species with their lifetime license. A lifetime license holder must still annually purchase a federal migratory waterfowl permit and the salt water registry must be completed on the DMR website in any year they want to participate in the migratory hunting or saltwater fishing

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 upon showing proof of having completed the required safety course. Contact MDIFW to upgrade to an adult license, and obtain all necessary permits. For more information see Junior Hunters.

ResidentsFishingHuntingArcheryTrappingCombination 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.
NonresidentsFishingHuntingArcheryTrappingCombination 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.

Super Pack License

This license, available to Maine residents only, permits an eligible person to hunt and fish for all legal game and fish species, subject to all of the laws governing fishing hunting, and archery. The Super Pack License includes muzzleloader, migratory waterfowl, pheasant, spring/fall turkey, bear hunting, coyote night hunt, one either-sex expanded archery permit, and three expanded archery antlerless permits. The license includes a dog training and hunting permit which must be obtained through the MDIFW Augusta office via phone, email, mail, or in-person. It also includes one free chance in the moose lottery and entry into a special category in the antler less deer permit lottery. Person must meet all respective safety course requirements to hunt with individual methods (i.e. firearms, archery, etc.).

Super Pack License Frequently Asked Questions