While it is legal to hunt coyotes year round in the state during the next few months extra hunting time will be permitted. 

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David McNew - Getty Images

Hunting coyotes will be legal from a half hour after sunset to a half hour before sunrise beginning December 16th. It's still illegal to hunt on Sundays. This season lasts for 8 months, until August 31st.

There are more than 10,000 coyotes in Maine, regulated hunting is a way to keep them from encroaching on urban areas.

Currently it is also hunting season for bobcat, fox and snowshoe hare in the state.

Too see the complete coyote hunting rules for the state of Maine click here.

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