Duck Hunting in Maine

Maine, Duck Hunting Nation State, Waterfowl Hunting, Waterfowl Hunting




Duck Statewide Harvest


Goose Statewide Harvest


No. Waterfowl Licenses Sold Annually


Ducks Per Hunter


Geese Per Hunter


Cost of Resident Waterfowl Hunting License


Cost of Resident State Stamps and Permits


Federal Duck Stamp

Season $75; three-day small-game $50

Cost of Non-Resident Waterfowl Hunting License


Cost of Non-Resident State Stamps and Permits


Federal Duck Stamp

Maine has much to offer. Eiders, scoters and long-tailed ducks on saltwater; black ducks, buffleheads and goldeneyes on the edges. Wood ducks on wandering, tree-lined freshwater creeks.

Is it Arkansas? No, but can you get fresh lobster in Arkansas? I don't think so. Have a taste for saltwater? Maine's eider hunting is an experience worth having. Sit on a rock — the New Englanders call them ledges — and shoot your drakes. September means early Canada geese, and October spells trouble for locally grown wood ducks and mallards. Buffleheads and goldeneyes come later.

Maine might not be a waterfowling mecca, but the people are wonderful, the food excellent and the scenery second to none.

— Compiled and written by M.D. Johnson

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Seasons and bag limits