Hunting & Fishing

Enjoy some of the best fishing and hunting in the eastern United States. With over 6000 lakes & ponds, 32,000 miles of streams & rivers, and 17 million acres of forestland – Maine is second to none in hunting and fishing. Mid-Maine is in the heart of it all. Come take advantage of our abundant resources.

Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife
284 State Street, Station 41, Augusta, ME 04330 or (207) 287-8000

Hunting — Maine boasts of 600 or more 200-pound bucks tagged each November. Bear hunting is the best in the east and the state offers a fall moose season unmatched in hunter success anywhere in the nation.

Wild Game Bird Hunting — Experience world-class hunting for wild turkey, ruffed grouse, pheasant, upland game, and waterfowl. Contact Silverton Sporting Ranch at (207) 399-3647, for upland hunting preserve, guide service.

Fishing — Fishing opportunities are abundant with nearly 1 million fish stocked in open water annually. Mid-Maine fish include: brown trout, brook trout, lake trout, rainbow trout, landlocked salmon, smallmouth bass, largemouth bass, splake, and northern pike. Contact the Mid-Maine regional biologist at (207) 547-5314 for more information on lakes in the Mid-Maine region or visit

Licenses and regulation booklets are available at the Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife for hunting and recreational fishing on inland waters. Costs vary by class, purpose, and residency.

Licenses are also available at municipal offices, fishing and hunting camps, and various sporting goods stores.