Maine Fishing License Information
Who needs a fishing license?
No resident of this state, 16 years of age or older, or nonresident, 12 years of age or older, may fish in open water or through the ice in inland waters, or transport fish taken from inland waters, without first obtaining a valid Maine fishing license.
FISHING LICENSE FEES – (price does not include agent fee)
(duplicate license $2.00)
RESIDENT FISHING (16 and older)
|RESIDENT FALL FISHING (16 and older)||$8.00|
|COMBINATION FISHING and HUNTING||$36.00|
|COMBINATION FISHING and ARCHERY||$36.00|
|1 DAY FISHING (24 hours)||$9.00*|
|3 DAY FISHING (72 hours)||$21.00*|
|SERVICEMAN (resident) FISHING AND HUNTING||$3.00**|
|SERVICEMAN Dependent FISHING||$10.00|
|SERVICEMAN Dependent FISHING AND HUNTING||$20.00|
* A 1-DAY or 3-DAY fishing license may be exchanged by a Maine resident for a season fishing or combination hunting and fishing license upon payment of the agent’s fee, plus the difference between that fee and the fee for the annual license.
** Maine resident permanently stationed outside the State of Maine.
SEASON FISHING (16and older)
|COMBINATION HUNTING and FISHING||$123.00|
|ALIEN SEASON FISHING (16 and older)||$70.00|
|ALIEN COMBINATION FISHING AND HUNTING||$176.00|
* Nonresident 15-day fishing license may be exchanged for a nonresident season fishing license upon payment of $12 plus the agent’s fee.
Expiration: Unless otherwise specifically provided, all licenses expire on December 31st of the calendar year for which they were issued.
OTHER FISHING LICENSE PROVISIONS -Complimentary, Live Bait Dealers, Fishing Derbies & Tournaments, etc.
Maine Hunting License Information
Who needs a hunting license?
Anyone 10 years of age and over must obtain a license to hunt wild birds or wild animals (except Maine resident landowners may hunt without a license on land they own and reside on provided the land exceeds 10 acres in size and is used exclusively for agricultural purposes).
Children under 10 years of age are not allowed to hunt.
Hunters between the ages of 10 and 15 must possess a junior license.
Hunters 16 years of age and over must possess an adult license to hunt. (NOTE: A Junior License holder who turns 16 may hunt with that Junior License for the remainder of the year, but must complete a hunter safety course prior to hunting without adult supervision.
Hunters 16 years of age and over wishing to hunt with bow and arrow during the Special or Expanded Archery Seasons must obtain the appropriate archery license.
What are the requirements for obtaining a hunting license?
Applicants for an adult hunting license must show proof of having previously held an adult license to hunt with firearms in any year beginning with 1976 or successful completion of an approved hunter safety course. Residents must provide proof of residency when applying for a license.
To obtain an adult archery hunting license, you must show proof of having held an adult license to hunt with bow and arrow in any year since 1979 or successful completion of an archery education course.
Convicted felons who have not been issued a permit to carry a firearm CANNOT PURCHASE OR POSSESS a firearms hunting license in Maine or a Specialized Hunting Guide License (Title 15, sub§393, sub-§§ 1 & 2).
It is unlawful to obtain any license or permit through misstatement or misrepresentation or to possess any license or permit which has been altered, mutilated or tampered with in any manner.
Other hunting license provisions:
You are required to keep your hunting license and any necessary permits with you while hunting or transporting wild birds and wild animals and must show it to any warden, law enforcement officer, Department employee, guide or landowner upon whose land you are hunting if requested.
Any license issued by the Department must be signed prior to use.
Hunting license fees:
(prices do not include agent fee)
(duplicate license $2.00)
Hunting (16 & older)
|Bear Permit (required to hunt bear outside of the regular firearm season on deer)||$25.00|
|Small Game Hunting*||$12.00|
|Combination Hunting & Fishing (16 & older)||$36.00|
|Junior Hunting (10 to 15 years inclusive)||$5.00|
|Combination Hunting & Fishing (70 & older)||Free|
|Combination Fishing/Archery (16 & older)||$36.00|
|Serviceman (resident) Combination Hunting & Fishing||$20.00|
|Disabled War Veteran (resident)||Free|
|Archery Hunting (16 & older)||$19.00|
|Archery Hunting (70 & older)||Free|
|Muzzle-loading (10 & older)||$11.00|
|Muzzle-loading (70 & older)||Free|
Big Game Hunting (16 years & older)
|Bear Permit (required to hunt bear outside of the regular firearm season on deer)||$65.00|
|Combination Hunting & Fishing (16 & older)||$123.00|
|Small Game Hunting * (16 & older)||$55.00|
|3-day Small Game hunting (valid for 3 consecutive days)||$30.00|
|Junior Hunting (10 to 15 years)||$25.00|
|Archery Hunting (16 & older)||$55.00|
|Muzzle-loading (10 & older)||$33.00|
NOTE: New application/Permit for Non-immigrant Aliens temporarily bringing firearms or ammunition into the United States for hunting or other lawful sporting purposes.
Big Game Hunting (10 & older) $ 125.00
Combination Hunting & Fishing (10 & older) $176.00
Small Game Hunting * (16 & Older) $70.00
Archery Hunting (16 & older) $70.00
Muzzle-loading (10 & older) $58.00
* NOTE: A SMALL GAME LICENSE permits the hunting of all species except deer, bear, turkey, moose, raccoon and bobcat.
Coyote Night Hunting Permit $2.00
Migratory Waterfowl Hunting (16 & older) $5.50
Pheasant Hunting Permit (Cumberland & York Counties only) $16.00
Moose, Turkey, Antlerless Deer Permits
(Unless otherwise noted, all licenses and permits expire on December 31 of the year issued).
Please visit http://www.state.me.us/ifw/licreg/licandreg.htm for any additional information or rate changes.