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Maine - 2016-17 Season

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Season/ZoneDatesNotes
Ducks, Coots, Mergansers
North
Sep 26 - Dec 3North of a line from the New Brunswick border in Baileyville, west along Stony Brook to Rte 9 in Baileyville. West along Rte 9 to Rte 15 in Bangor. West along Rte 15 to I-95 in Bangor. Southwest along I-95 to Rte 202 (Exit 109A) in Augusta. Southwest along Rte 202 to Rte 11 in Auburn. Southwest along Rte 11 to Rte 110 in Newfield. West along Rte 110 to the NH border.
Ducks, Coots, Mergansers
South
Oct 1 - Oct 15
Nov 1 - Dec 24
South of the line described above
Ducks, Coots, Mergansers
Coastal
Oct 1 - Oct 17
Nov 11 - Jan 4
From the New Brunswick border in Calais at the Rte 1 bridge, South along Rte 1 to the NH border in Kittery.
Early Canada GooseSep 1 - Sep 24
Regular Canada Goose
North
Oct 1 - Dec 21Including Greater White-fronted Geese
Regular Canada Goose
South
Oct 1 - Oct 27
Nov 1 - Dec 24
Including Greater White-fronted Geese
Regular Canada Goose
Coastal
Oct 1 - Oct 27
Nov 11 - Jan 4
Including Greater White-fronted Geese
Light GooseOct 1 - Jan 31Snow & Blue Geese
Brant
North
Sep 26 - Dec 3
Brant
South
Oct 1 - Oct 15
Nov 1 - Dec 24
Brant
Coastal
Oct 1 - Oct 15
Nov 11 - Jan 4
Sea DucksNov 11 - Jan 19Scoter, Eider and Long-tailed duck
Special FalconryNorth: Dec 22 - Feb 11
South: Jan 7 - Feb 28
Coastal: Jan 7 - Feb 28
In addition to the regular season. Closed to goose from Feb 1-11 and Feb 17-28
YouthNorth: Sep 17 & Dec 10
South: Sep 24 & Oct 22
Coastal: Sep 24 & Nov 5
Open to youth ages 10-16 with a junior hunting license when accompanied by a parent, guardian, or adult 18 or over with a valid license or who has completed a hunter safety course.

Additional Information

Bag LimitSpecies/SeasonDaily Limit
Possession limit: 3 times daily bag limit
Ducks6, including no more than:
  • 1 black duck
  • 2 canvasbacks
  • 1 mottled duck
  • 1 fulvous whistling duck
  • 2 hen mallards
  • 2 redheads
  • 2 northern pintails
  • 2 scaup
  • 3 wood ducks
  • 4 of any other species
Coots5
Mergansers5, including no more than 2 hooded mergansers
Canada Geese
Early Season
North: 6
South: 10
Coastal: 10
Canada Geese
Regular Season
3
Snow & Blue Geese25, no possession limit
Brant2
Sea Ducks5, including no more than 4 each of scoters, eiders, or long-tailed ducks
Falconry3
Hunting TimesAreaTimes
Statewide1/2 hour before sunrise to sunset
Arms & AmmoTypeDetails
ArcheryHandheld bow & arrow
Shotgun10 gauge or smaller, incapable of holding more than three shells. Fired from the shoulder
ShotMust be non-toxic