Maine Upland and Migratory Bird Hunting Seasons and Limits

Ruffed Grouse & Bobwhite Quail Season

  • WMDs: All
  • Season Dates: September 30 - December 30, 2023
  • Daily Bag Limit: 4
  • Possession Limit: 8

Pheasant Hunting Season

  • WMDs: All
  • Season Dates: September 30 - December 30, 2023
  • Daily Bag Limit: 2
  • Possession Limit: 4

Woodcock & Common Snipe Season

  • WMDs: All
  • For Dates and Bag Limits: Consult migratory game bird laws.

Ducks, Geese, & Sea Ducks (Scoter, Eider, Long-Tailed Duck) Season

  • WMDs: All
  • For Dates and Bag Limits: Refer to migratory game bird regulations.

Sora & Virginia Rails and Gallinules Season

  • WMDs: All
  • For Dates and Bag Limits: Check migratory game bird laws for specifics.

Crow Hunting Season

  • WMDs 1-6:
    • First Day: August 1, 2023
    • Last Day: September 23, 2023
    • Second Season Start: February 5, 2024
    • Second Season End: April 15, 2024
  • WMDs 7-29:
    • First Day: August 1, 2023
    • Last Day: September 23, 2023
    • Second Season Start: January 22, 2024
    • Second Season End: March 30, 2024
  • Daily Bag and Possession Limits for Crows: No Limit

Hunters looking to pursue upland and migratory birds in Maine must adhere to the designated seasons and bag limits. For migratory birds like woodcock, snipe, ducks, geese, sea ducks, rails, and gallinules, it's imperative to consult the current migratory game bird laws as these are governed by both state and federal regulations that can change annually. Always verify the most up-to-date information before setting out to hunt.

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