Maine Bird Hunting

Seasons Span September 30 – December 30, 2023

Resident License Fees:


Non-Resident License Fees:

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 30 – December 30, 2023

Limits: 4 per day, 8 possession


Maine Woodcock Season

September 30 – November 30, 2023

Limits: 3 per day, 9 possession

Bobwhite Quail

Maine Bobwhite Quail Season

September 24 – December 31, 2022

Limits: 4 per day, 8 possession

Ring-Necked Pheasant

Maine Ring-Necked Pheasant Season

September 30 – December 30, 2023

Limits: 2 per day, 4 possession

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