The hunt is on! The Moosehead Lake Region offers many exciting opportunities for hunters of all ages. Our region teems with wildlife and affords hunters a vast amount of open hunting terrain in which to spend a few hours, a day, or a week chasing their bounty. Ruffed grouse, rabbit, wild turkeys, deer, bear, and moose abound around Moosehead Lake. To learn more about the different hunting seasons in Maine, head to the Department of Inland Fisheries & Wildlife website.
HOW TO APPLY FOR A HUNTING LICENSE
Be sure that you have a hunting license and an up-to-date hunting regulation book from the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries & Wildlife. You may also visit this website to apply for special hunting permits. Resident and Non-Resident licenses are available at many area establishments as well. To apply for your license online, head over to MOSES!
MOSES is the Department of Inland Fisheries & Wildlife’s online hunting and fishing licensing system. This service is available to any resident or non-resident sportsperson looking to hunt or fish in the State of Maine.
HIRE A REGISTERED MAINE GUIDE IN MOOSEHEAD!
If this is your first time to the Moosehead area or you would just like a little more expertise, we recommend the use of a guide. There are many reputable local guides to help you achieve the best hunting experience possible.
Registered Maine Guides are outdoor professionals who are licensed and permitted to accept any form of remuneration for their services in accompanying or assisting any person in the fields, forests, or on the waters or ice within the jurisdiction of the State while hunting, fishing, trapping, boating, snowmobiling, using an all-terrain vehicle or camping at a primitive camping area.
PHOTOS THANKS TO: Wilsons on Moosehead
Check out these area businesses for your hunting adventures!
Moosehead Marine Museum’s primary exhibit is the Steamship Katahdin, a 100-plus-year-old steamboat that used to carry people and cargo on Moosehead Lake. We offer daily narrated cruises from June – Columbus Day. There is a full galley aboard the Katahdin selling sandwiches and refreshments as well as a small gift shop. The shoreside museum has a small exhibit room and a gift shop.
Stress Free Moose is a locally owned and operated pub on the shores of Moosehead Lake. We offer a full line of spirits, a diverse number of red & white wines, as well as beer on tap from multiple local breweries. Come dive into our delicious pub grub, while listening to live entertainment on our outside deck and patio areas or in one of our three indoor dining sections.
The classic lodge experience is still going strong
After a day of fresh mountain air, step into a warm atmosphere with the best comforts of home–including a private lodge room/private bath or a private bunkroom/shared bath. Hearty 4-course, family-style dinners and breakfast buffets come with your stay, as do vegetarian and kid-friendly options.
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