Youth deer hunting in Maine opens Friday, Oct. 20, and will be expanded to two days instead of one, as in previous years.
Hunters need to be licensed, and if you get a deer, you need to bring it to a tagging station so they can monitor the deer population.
All children that have not yet reached their 16th birthday must have a junior hunting license to hunt. There is no minimum age to purchase a junior hunting license.
After a junior hunter’s 16th birthday, they may continue to hunt on their junior license for the remainder of the calendar year with or without taking the hunter safety course. If the junior hunter does take the hunter
safety course it must be appropriate for the method in which they intend to hunt with. He or she may then hunt without supervision and keep all the junior hunter permits but must carry their valid junior hunting license as well as their hunter safety card.
Visit the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife website for Junior Hunters HERE.