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Maine Bird Hunting

Seasons Span October 1 – 
December 31, 2017

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, 2017

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, 2017

Limits: 4 per day, 8 possession

Ring-Necked Pheasant

Maine Ring-Necked Pheasant Season

October 1 – December 31, 2017

Limits: 2 per day, 4 possession

New Mexico Sunset

Embrace the Hunting Curve

I kicked off this season hunting the entire month of September without ever pulling the trigger—for birds, not for big game, not for a once-in-a-lifetime tag draw. I never even came close. True, the Himalayan Snowcock might be the most challenging hunt in the country. This was my second attempt at those demons and I … Read more

Brian Koch
Drought Image

Upland Birds Seeing Red

The US Drought Monitor Map gives a pretty depressing view for more than half the country. There is a distinct yellow to deep red tone painting most of the areas west of the Mississippi and south of the Oregon Trail. The Drought Monitor uses a number of factors – soil moisture, streamflow, precipitation and more … Read more

Brian Koch
Public Land Ptarmigan

To the Edge with Friends and Dogs

We all have limits. But that edge is never static. It’s a river that rages perilously close or meanders docile and aimless in the distance. Most people are perfectly comfortable keeping a healthy distance—there is absolutely nothing wrong with that. But there is something about that torrent that is captivating and revealing. What we see … Read more

Brian Koch