With the general trapping season winding down, Maine trappers can have their furs tagged on these fall tagging days.

The fall fur tagging days are right around the corner. Maine trappers who need to have their furs tagged can do so on a Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife fur tagging day. The special days for the fall season are coming up in January 2023. All fur tagging takes place at IFW regional headquarters.

Fall Fur Tagging Days:

  • Ashland - January 3, 10 A.M. - 6 P.M. - Address: 63 Station Hill Road, Ashland
  • Bangor - January 4, 10 A.M. - 6 P.M. - Address: 106 Hogan Road, Suite 1, Bangor
  • Enfield - January 5,10 A.M. - 6 P.M. - Address: 16 Cobb Road, Enfield
  • Gray - January 5,10 A.M. - 6 P.M. - Address: 15 Game Farm Road, Gray
  • Jonesboro - January 10,10 A.M. - 6 P.M. - Address: 317 Whitneyville Road
  • Sidney - January 3,10 A.M. - 6 P.M. - Address: 270 Lyons Road, Sidney, ME 04330
  • Strong - January 10,10 A.M. - 6 P.M. - Address: 689 Farmington Road, Strong

Fur tagging days give trappers an opportunity to have furs tagged by IFW staff, and talk with the regional biologist in the area. There's no tagging fees on these days. All furs from beaver, bobcat, coyote, fisher, fox, marten, mink, and otter must be tagged within 10 days after the end of the trapping season.

Fur tagging days were originally "fur tagging nights" until this season. The change gives trappers more time, a day rather than a couple hours, to have furs tagged.

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The general trapping season ends December 31.

15 Must-Have Items For Ice Fishing Season In Maine

Ice fishing is an excellent way to embrace the cold winter months in Maine. It will get you outdoors for some fresh air, it's family friendly, and a successful day could yield a tasty dinner. If you're new to the sport, we put together a list of gear you'll need for a fun, comfortable, and successful day on the ice. Some of these items are more essential than others. Some gear may not be essential at all, depending on how you plan to fish. Again, the items we listed are geared towards those who are new to ice fishing.

Before we get to the list, remember to dress appropriately for the cold weather. We didn't put warm outerwear on the list, but it's definitely a must-have. Dressing in layers is important to ensure you're warm enough throughout the day on the ice. If you start getting too warm, you can simply take a layer off. Hand warmers are also worth packing.

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