Hunting in the Rangeley Lakes Region

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Upland bird, moose and whitetail deer hunting are popular in the Rangeley Lakes Region.


Experience the thrill of the hunt while enjoying some of the most beautiful scenery in the northeast. Big game opportunities include trophy deer, moose and bear hunts, while upland birds and waterfowl opportunities include woodcock, grouse and sea duck. For current, comprehensive information please visit the State of Maine’s Inland Fisheries and Wildlife Hunting & Trapping homepage on the internet, or for Administration, Fisheries and Wildlife, Warden Service, general information about fish and wildlife, licenses, and boating & recreational vehicle registration, call 207-287-8000. For the automated line with seasonal information and updates on hunting and fishing seasons and laws call 207-287-8003.

maine-game-sancutary-sign[Please note that there is no hunting allowed in the Rangeley Game Sanctuary. The description of the sanctuary is: Rangeley Game Sanctuary, in the County of Franklin: The following described tract or territory, situated in Rangeley, in the County of Franklin, to wit: So much of said Town of Rangeley as is bounded as follows: Southwesterly by Rangeley Lake; northwesterly and northeasterly by route No. 16; and southeasterly by the inlet to Rangeley Lake leading from Haley Pond, so called. The territory above described being so much of said Town of Rangeley, as lies between Rangeley Lake, the outlet of Rangeley Lake, route No. 16 and said inlet to Rangeley Lake from Haley Pond. This paragraph applies to that part of Hunter Cove, so called, lying northerly of Hunter Cove Bridge, so called;

For a copy of the Hunting and Trapping Regulations handbook, Call or write to: Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife, Main Office, 284 State Street, #41 State House Station, Augusta, Maine 04333-0041. For those unfamiliar with the area’s back woods, a Registered Maine guide is highly recommended; others who are looking for an enhanced experience would also benefit greatly from their services.

The Rangeley Region Guides and Sportsmen’s Association offers Hunter Safety courses on a periodic basis. Check their website for the latest offerings.


Maine’s Rangeley Lakes Region & Franklin County Directory Listings:

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