Maine Revised Statutes

§11151. Bear hunting permit

1. Permit required.  Except as otherwise authorized pursuant to this Part, a person may not hunt for bear without a valid permit from the first Monday preceding September 1st to the day preceding the open firearm season on deer. This section does not apply to trapping for bear.
Each day a person violates this subsection that person commits a Class E crime for which a minimum fine of $50 and an amount equal to twice the applicable license fee must be imposed.
[ 2003, c. 614, §9 (AFF); 2003, c. 655, Pt. B, §118 (AMD); 2003, c. 655, Pt. B, §422 (AFF) .]
2. Eligibility; hunting or archery license required.  A person who possesses a valid hunting or archery hunting license may obtain a permit to hunt for bear from the commissioner or an authorized agent.
[ 2015, c. 281, Pt. E, §7 (AMD) .]
3. Issuance; permit fee.  The commissioner, through the commissioner's authorized agent, shall issue a bear hunting permit to an eligible person. The annual fee for each permit issued is $27 for residents and $74 for nonresidents.
[ 2009, c. 213, Pt. OO, §6 (AMD) .]
SECTION HISTORY
2003, c. 414, §A2 (NEW). 2003, c. 414, §D7 (AFF). 2003, c. 614, §9 (AFF). 2003, c. 655, §B118 (AMD). 2003, c. 655, §B422 (AFF). 2005, c. 12, §III7 (AMD). 2009, c. 213, Pt. OO, §6 (AMD). 2015, c. 281, Pt. E, §7 (AMD).