Duck Hunting in Maine

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  • B
  • 28,700

    Duck Statewide Harvest

  • 10,100

    Goose Statewide Harvest

  • 5,800

    No. Waterfowl Licenses Sold Annually

  • 5.2

    Ducks Per Hunter

  • 3.1

    Geese Per Hunter

  • $15

    Cost of Resident Waterfowl Hunting License

  • $7.50

    Cost of Resident State Stamps and Permits

  • $25

    Federal Duck Stamp

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

    Cost of Non-Resident Waterfowl Hunting License

  • $7.50

    Cost of Non-Resident State Stamps and Permits

  • $25

    Federal Duck Stamp

Duck Hunting Nation Knowledge

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