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Hunting Season

Ragged Lake, 1887

Ragged Lake, 1887

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Maine Historical Society

As many hundreds of photographs in private and public collections demonstrate, game was plentiful and hunters were proud to pose with their trophies.

Hunting did not always have the same face in Maine.

In 1830, a decade after Maine became a state, a law was passed that set the moose- and deer-hunting season at September 1 to December 31. It set no bag limits.

From the early 1850s to 1870, Maine banned out-of-state hunters