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Maine Bird Hunting

Seasons Span October 1 – 
December 31, 2016

Maine Bird Hunting

 

Resident License Fees:
$15

Non-Resident License Fees:
$75
3-Day $50

Special Permits:
Pheasant Hunt Permit $17 

Purchase License Online

Visit State DNR Website

*prior to hunting, always verify all local rules and regulations with the appropriate state agencies because these laws are continually changing and are often area specific
Ruffed Grouse

Maine Ruffed Grouse Season

October 1- December 31, 2016

Limits: 4 per day, 8 possession

Woodcock

Maine Woodcock Season

October 1 – October 29, 2016 and October 31 – November 15, 2016

 Limits: 3 per day, 9 possession

Bobwhite Quail

Maine Bobwhite Quail Season

October 1- December 31, 2016

Limits: 4 per day, 8 possession

Ring-Necked Pheasant

Maine Ring-Necked Pheasant Season

October 1 – December 31, 2016

Limits: 2 per day, 4 possession

Bird Hunting Locations

Center of the Bird Hunting Universe

In our free time we tend to think in terms of upland birds, and this leads us down many paths, most of which are somewhat insane hence we don’t share. But, sometimes it’s just too good to ignore. This is one of those times, so follow along. The Breeding Bird Survey is a government collaboration … Read more

Brian Koch
Lab with Ptarmigan

Whitetailed Demons

Something is wrong with me. Any other sane bird hunter would have packed up and moved to the interior where the bird numbers and density are greater. But I’m entrenched in the Kenai and I can’t get away from it. I’ve shot a Whitetailed Ptarmigan already. I’ve seen where they live. I know their confounding … Read more

Brian Koch
Dogs on Water Break

On the Road Again

Driving endless hours. It’s the not-so-glamourous part of this upland hunting pursuit. Thankfully the days afield tend to erase the days of pavement. The two longest drives of the year are always the first and last of the season. The anticipation of getting underway and the dread of completion make the toughest slogs. The 4,200 … Read more

Brian Koch