Maine Bird Hunting

Seasons Span September 25 – December 31, 2021

Resident License Fees:

$15

Non-Resident License Fees:

$75
3-Day $50

Special Permits:

Pheasant Hunt Permit $17

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

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*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

September 25 – December 31, 2021

Limits: 4 per day, 8 possession


Woodcock

Maine Woodcock Season

September 25 – November 16, 2021

Limits: 3 per day, 9 possession


Bobwhite Quail

Maine Bobwhite Quail Season

September 26 – December 31, 2020

Limits: 4 per day, 8 possession


Ring-Necked Pheasant

Maine Ring-Necked Pheasant Season

September 25 – December 31, 2021

Limits: 2 per day, 4 possession

Charlie the Shorthair

Lost……again

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End of Season Omens

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