The Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife wants to remind hunters of a law change that applies to all who hunt with bow and arrow. Here are the details.

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January 1, 2017 marks the first day of enforcement of the requirement that a hunter wishing to hunt with bow and arrow hold a valid archery license.

The new change is to encourage all to take an archery safety course, even those who have completed one before. There were certain circumstances excused from the law which will no longer be excused as mentioned here.

The law applies to crossbows as well, but the rules and regulations are a bit different. You can read more about the new crossbow laws here. 

To sign up for a bow hunter safety course in your area you can sign up here.