Saturday Is ‘Maine Resident Only Day’ For Deer Hunters
Saturday marks the start of the rifle season for Maine deer hunters.
After youth hunters got a jump start on the season last weekend, the firearms season will open to Maine resident hunters this weekend. Saturday, October 30, is Maine Resident Only Day. The special day gives Mainers an opportunity to get a jump start on the deer season. The season opens to all on November 1, and runs through November 27.
It's another record-setting year for any-deer permits. The Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife issued 153,910 any-deer permits for the upcoming deer season. The number of permits is up 44,020 from last year when 109,890 permits were issued. 68,145 permits were issued in 2019.
The winners are posted here.
If you've been selected, you need to write down your corresponding any-deer permit number. It's suggested you keep that number with your hunting license so it's readily available when needed at a tagging station. The Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife no longer mails transportation tags or physical any-deer permits.