Buy your 2018 hunting or fishing license online now!


A new year of hunting and fishing opportunity is just around the corner! 




The 2018 hunting and fishing licenses are now available for purchase online or at any of the more than 800 licensing agents statewide.


The state of Maine offers a wide range of hunting and fishing opportunities. Maine is nearly as large as all the other New England states combined, with over 17 million acres of forested land, 6,000 lakes and ponds and 32,000 miles of rivers and streams.


The Department's online licensing system offers the convenience of purchasing from home, camp or office and allows the opportunity to print out multiple copies of licenses.

All proceeds from the sale of hunting and fishing licenses stay at the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife. To purchase your 2018 hunting or fishing license, visit


Lifetime licenses are also available for children under the age of 15 and adults 65 and older. Lifetime licenses make an excellent gift and allows the bearer to fish, trap, and/or hunt for their lifetime, regardless of where they live in the future. Revenues generated by these licenses are deposited in a special trust fund that provides long term financial support for Maine's fish and wildlife. To learn more about lifetime licenses or to download an application, please visit


MDIFW also offers additional gift items in our online shop such as MDIFW logo apparel, The Maine Way cookbook, season passes to the Maine Wildlife Park, or the opportunity to support conservation efforts with the purchase of a Maine Birder Band or Heron Sticker.  To visit our online shop or to learn more about MDIFW programs please visit