Maine Hunting Seasons and Limits for Various Species

Gray Squirrel Season

  • WMDs: All
  • Standard Season Dates: September 30 - December 30, 2023
  • Falconry Season Dates: September 30, 2023 - February 28, 2024
  • Daily Bag Limit: 4
  • Possession Limit: 8

Snowshoe Hare Season

  • WMDs: All
  • Season Dates: September 30, 2023 - March 30, 2024
  • Special Island of Vinalhaven Dates: September 30, 2023 - February 28, 2024
  • Daily Bag Limit: 4
  • Possession Limit: 8

Bobcat Hunting Season

  • WMDs: All
  • Season Dates: December 1, 2023 - February 21, 2024
  • Daily Bag and Possession Limits: No Limit

Fox Hunting Season

  • WMDs: All
  • Season Dates: October 16, 2023 - February 28, 2024
  • Daily Bag and Possession Limits: No Limit

Raccoon Hunting Season

  • WMDs: All
  • Season Dates: October 2 - December 30, 2023
  • Daily Bag and Possession Limits: No Limit

Skunk and Opossum Season

  • WMDs: All
  • Season Dates: October 16 - December 30, 2023
  • Daily Bag and Possession Limits: No Limit

Coyote Hunting Regulations

  • WMDs: All
  • Daylight Hunting: No closed season
  • Night Hunting Period: December 16, 2023 - August 31, 2024
  • Daily Bag and Possession Limits: No Limit

Woodchuck, Porcupine, Red Squirrel Regulations

  • WMDs: All
  • Season: Open all year with no closed season.

Species with No Open Hunting Season

  • Spruce Grouse
  • Lynx
  • Cottontail Rabbit

General Note

Except for migratory game birds, hunting any bird or animal species not explicitly listed above is prohibited, as there is no open season for unlisted species.

Hunters must comply with these established seasons and limits and are responsible for confirming they are targeting the correct species within the specified hunting periods. Always refer to the most current regulations before hunting to ensure compliance.

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