Maine Bird Hunting

Seasons Span October 1 – 
December 31, 2018

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

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State Drought Monitor – Upland hunting conditions are often highly dependent upon moisture for both habitat production and bird survival.

Ruffed Grouse

Maine Ruffed Grouse Season

October 1- December 31, 2018

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, 2018

Limits: 4 per day, 8 possession

Ring-Necked Pheasant

Maine Ring-Necked Pheasant Season

October 1 – December 31, 2018

Limits: 2 per day, 4 possession

Black dog red leaves

Ultimate Upland Cache #3 – Maine Treasure

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Meat Pricing

Skewering Meathunters: The True Cost of a Pound of Game Bird

I often see bird hunters profess that they hunt for food.  But when I think about my days afield, meat is often the last thing that comes to mind. Don’t get me wrong, I love my Sharptail Fajitas and my Pheasant Chowder but eating game birds has always been one of the bonuses of being … Read more