Maine Hunting News

Maine Deer Season Set to Start
The regular firearm season for deer is nearing, with opening day for residents on Saturday, October 27, and Monday, October 29 for nonresidents. The season will continue through Saturday, November 24th.
Maine Hunting Fishing License Sales Increasing
Despite a national downward trend in hunting and fishing license sales over the past ten years, Maine is bucking the trend, with hunting licenses stable, and fishing licenses increasing.
Maine Has New Fall Shotgun Turkey Season
This fall, turkey hunters will get an extra opportunity to hunt gobblers, thanks to a new fall shotgun season that will run from October 13th through the 19th.
Maine Deer Test Negative for CWD
The Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife has received good news from the University of Connecticut Veterinary Diagnostic Lab. All 909 white-tailed deer tissue samples submitted for testing came back negative for Chronic Wasting Disease.
Maine Moose on the Move
Motorists need to be aware that Moose are on the move in late May and June, and statistics show that there are more moose vehicle crashes June than any other month of the year.
Maine Turkey Season Starts April 30
Maine's turkey hunting season opens on April 30, and hunters can purchase their permit to hunt wild turkey through a license agent or online at
Maine Moose Lottery is Announced
Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife Commissioner, Roland "Dan" Martin announced that the Annual Moose Lottery will be held on Thursday, June 14 at 6:00 p.m. at the Phippsburg Elementary School in Phippsburg.
Maine Releases 2006 Deer Harvest Numbers
Despite a rainy and windy opening day to the deer season, hunters fared a little better than expected last year during the deer season, with 29,918 deer killed.
Maine Timber Company to Manage Deer Winter Habitat
Plum Creek Timber Company and The Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife have signed an agreement for management of winter habitat for white-tailed deer.
Maine Motorists Have New Outdoors Radio Station
Radio listeners with a passion for the outdoors now have a station dedicated to their favorite pursuits, Fish and Wildlife Outdoors Radio, 1640 AM on the Maine Turnpike.