Maine 2010 Hunting and Fishing Licenses Now Available

Maine 2010 Hunting and Fishing Licenses Now Available

Maine Inland Fisheries and Wildlife
Maine Inland Fisheries and Wildlife

AUGUSTA, MA ––( Maine 2010 hunting and fishing licenses now are available for purchase just in time for holiday gift giving.

Licenses are available using MOSES, the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife’s online licensing system, at

This system, too, is used at more than 300 licensing agents statewide.

With MOSES, hunters and anglers can purchase licenses at any time of the day or night and print their licenses from their home or office computer in just minutes. It’s also easier to print duplicate licenses, and by clicking on “express user” the system will maintain your information for future license purchases.

Any resident or non-resident sportsperson looking to hunt or fish in Maine can use MOSES. This online service in not available for individuals that need to obtain a complimentary, lifetime or military license, or for those interested individuals from countries other than the United States or Canada.

All hunters and anglers will notice an increase in license fees this year. For resident anglers and hunters, most licenses are increasing by $4. The price increase, approved by the Maine Legislature, helps the Department cover the costs of fish and wildlife resource management. When considering the license fees in other states, Maine’s rates are comparable or are a better bargain for outdoor enthusiasts. Plus, Maine offers wide open spaces and some of the best opportunities in the country! Ask any angler and you’ll hear that this year’s fishing was the best in years!

The best value for residents is a hunt-fish combo license, which increased by $4. If you hunt and fish, buying a combo license instead of each license separately saves $4.

The Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife primarily is funded from the sales of licenses and registrations. This year, the Department will receive little revenue from the state’s general fund.

All proceeds from the sale of licenses and registrations stay within the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife. None of the money is used to support other state agencies.

If you believe in the Department’s efforts to manage Maine’s natural resources, but may not be a hunter or angler, consider buying a license to support our programs. Outdoor recreation activities such as hunting, fishing, ATV riding, snowmobiling, boating and wildlife watching contribute $2.4 billion to Maine’s annual economy and support 15,790 outdoors-related jobs.

Using MOSES is simple. License buyers will need to have available their personal information, such as first and last name, address, date of birth, and other pertinent information. Also, they’ll need their previous hunting license number or safety course number (if you are purchasing a hunting authority), and a credit card number. Visa, Mastercard and Discover credit and debit cards are accepted.

By purchasing online, buyers are saving the department the direct costs associated with the expense of manual paper licensing. These savings then can be applied to the important management of our fish and wildlife resources.

Deborah Turcotte
Spokesperson, Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife
SHS 41
284 State St.
Augusta, ME 04333
W: (207) 287-6008
C: (207) 592-1164


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Deane Shaw

I am disabled and not a vet. how do I get a license to hunt, fish, or camp in the state of Maine?