Maine is home to many mountains and several state parks, but there is only one Mile-High Katahdin, the northern terminus of the Appalachian Trail, located right “next door” is the Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument. These incredible places are right here in the Katahdin Region. Make us your next destination-for adventures in our beautiful outdoors, and experiences like none other. Let us help you discover your Maine thing! Download our Visitor’s Guide.
The Katahdin Chamber of Commerce invites you to Discover Katahdin with the help of our handy new app. From discovery and trip planning, to navigation our four season recreation destination once you arrive, this app puts everything in one place.Download our Discover Katahdin mobile app
The Katahdin region offers more than 350 miles of groomed snowmobiling trails making for some of the most spectacular snowmobiling on the East Coast. With easy access from I-95 and an average snowfall of 100 inches or more, the Katahdin Region is a true snowmobiling paradise. Download a copy of our Snowmobile Map and see for your self the amazing trail system we have here!
Hunting season is coming. Here’s the information from the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife:
Being a responsible user of the Maine outdoors means staying informed of, and complying with, the current laws and rules.
MDIFW’s popular summary guides make it easy to find and follow the laws and rules that apply to you. And now, our NEW digital formats allow you to quickly check a law, confirm legal hunting hours, look up best practices and more – from anywhere, anytime.
Just visit mefishwildlife.com/laws
No cell coverage in the woods? No problem.
Just visit mefishwildlife.com/laws and browse by activity. You will find a series of helpful quick reference guides as well, including a legal hunting time table and a chart of the hunting seasons and bag limits.
Why digital law books?
In 2016, we printed over 700,000 law books. Thats a lot of paper and a lot of resources diverted from Maine’s fish and wildlife.
With 77% of the U.S. population using smartphones in 2017, our agency’s mission clearly directed us to make a shift. And while we’re still printing some books (available at licence agent locations), we’re asking you to do your part and make use of the convenient and responsible digital options.
As a bonus, the digital options are searchable and always on hand, as long as you have your mobile device. If you always keep it on you (and charged) to take photos or use the GPS, this is a no-brainer.
Hunting season is approaching! Be prepared and be sure to review Maine’s 2018-2019 hunting laws today.
- Search Maine Hunting Laws Online
- 2018-2019 Maine Hunting Laws (PDF)
- Hunting Quick Reference (PDF)
- Migratory Game Bird Quick Reference (PDF)
Like thousands of hunters, you have likely spent months anticipating the November firearms season in Maine and now it’s finally here! You have scouted your favorite hunting spot, prepared your hunting equipment and gear, and now you’re ready for the hunt. As you head out for the woods, the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife asks that you to take a few extra moments to remember these important safety tips and to be prepared for unexpected endeavors in the Maine woods.
Keep it safe.
Hunting is one of the safest outdoor activities in Maine! Let’s keep it that way by following these safety tips when heading into the woods:
- Treat every firearm as if it is loaded
- Always keep the muzzle pointed in a safe direction
- Use safe carrying methods
- Always be certain of your target and beyond
- Be aware of your surroundings and others around you
Remember, hunters share the woods with many others! Utility workers, road crews, woods operators and fellow outdoor enthusiasts are also out and about. Always be cautious and courteous.
Have a plan. Be prepared.
Before you head out for any adventure in the Maine outdoors, always tell someone your plan for the day to include where you are going and when you plan to return. If your trip plans change, be sure to tell someone that they have changed. Bring a small pack to include essential items such as food and water, a means to make fire, extra socks, any needed medications, a compass and a GPS or cell phone. All of these items will easily fit into a comfortable pack that will add considerable safety to any trip. These items will not only make an unexpected stay in the woods more comfortable, Maine’s game wardens will have a much easier time locating you should you become lost.
We hope you have a safe and enjoyable hunting season in Maine!