Hunting & Fishing Licensing

Chebeague Island is in Wild life Management District 29 therefore we are now open to Turkey Hunting (1 bag limit). The link below will bring you to the regulations and laws regarding hunting Turkey. There is an additional $20.00 permit required in addition to a regular hunting license. If you should have any questions please call the Town Office at 846-3148.

Please hunt responsibly, know the laws and regulations, and ask permission from landowners – we have land owner courtesy cards available in the town office as well as online at this link:
Recreational Access Courtesy Card (

Hunting Season Dates: To view the Hunting Regulations in Digital format please click the following link:  Hunting & Trapping: Maine Dept of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife

Season Dates Daily /Possession Limit
Expanded Archery (limited area/permit required)  Sept.7 - Dec. 14 Only 1 may be taken annually. EXCEPTION: Additional deer may be taken by participants in the Expanded Archery Season within the expanded archery zones or by anyone possessing a bonus antlerless deer permit or superpack antlerless deer permit.
Regular Archery  Oct 3 - Nov 1  Same as above
Firearms Maine Residents only Nov. 2 All Hunters: Nov. 4 - Nov. 30  Same as above
Youth Deer Hunting Day Oct. 26  Same as above
Muzzleloader Week 1: All Wildlife Management Districts (WMDs)
Week 2: WMDs 12, 13, 15 - 18, Dec. 9 - Dec 14
Same as above


Hunting & Trapping Regulations online:

Hunting: Hunting & Trapping: Maine Dept of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife

Fishing Information:

Fishing: Fishing & Boating: Maine Dept of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife


Safety Courses: Educational Programs: Programs & Resources: Maine Dept of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife

Residency Requirements

Individuals may claim only one state or province as their legal residence.

Resident means a citizen of the U.S., or an alien who has been so domiciled for one year.

You will not be considered a Maine resident unless:

  • when you registered to vote, you registered in Maine;
  • if licensed to drive a motor vehicle, you made application for a Maine motor vehicle license;
  • if you own a motor vehicle or vehicles located within the State, you registered each such vehicle in Maine;
  • you complied with the State income tax laws; and
  • you are a full-time student at a Maine college or university, and satisfy above requirements.

Nonresident means a citizen of the United States who does not fall within the definition of Alien or Resident.

Alien means a person who is not a citizen of the United States.