Maine Revised Statutes

§11162. Eligibility for crossbow hunting permit

1. Hunting or archery license.  A resident or nonresident 16 years of age or older who has satisfied the requirements of subsection 3 or who is exempt under subsection 4 and who holds a valid hunting or archery hunting license or an apprenticeship hunter license or archery hunting license may obtain a crossbow permit to hunt with a crossbow from the commissioner or the commissioner's authorized agent.
[ RR 2015, c. 1, §8 (RAL) .]
2. Junior license.  A resident or nonresident and under 16 years of age may hunt with a crossbow if that person holds a valid junior hunting license.
[ RR 2015, c. 1, §8 (RAL) .]
3. Crossbow hunter education requirements.  Except as provided in paragraph A, a person who applies for a crossbow permit other than a junior hunting license or an apprenticeship hunter license must submit proof of having successfully completed an archery hunting education course and a crossbow hunting course as described in section 10108 or equivalent crossbow and archery hunting education courses or satisfactory evidence of having previously held a valid adult archery hunting license and a valid crossbow permit issued specifically for the purpose of hunting with a crossbow or bow and arrow in this State or any other state, province or country in any year after 1979.
When proof or evidence cannot be otherwise provided, the applicant may substitute a signed affidavit that the applicant has previously held the required adult crossbow and archery hunting license or has successfully completed the required crossbow and archery hunting education courses.
A. A person who is an enrolled member of the Passamaquoddy Tribe, the Penobscot Nation, the Houlton Band of Maliseet Indians or the Aroostook Band of Micmacs who presents certification from the respective reservation governor or the Aroostook Micmac Council stating that the person is an enrolled member of a federally recognized nation, band or tribe listed in this paragraph is exempt from the requirements of this subsection. [RR 2015, c. 1, §8 (RAL).]
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4. Crossbow hunter education course exemption for members of armed forces domiciled in State.   A member of the Armed Forces of the United States on active duty who is permanently stationed outside of the United States and home on leave is exempt from crossbow hunter education course requirements under subsection 3 if that member shows proof at the time of application for the license that that member's home state of record, as recorded in that person's military service records, is Maine. A person who no longer meets the requirements of this subsection must satisfy the conditions for exemption under subsection 3.
[ RR 2015, c. 1, §8 (RAL) .]
RR 2015, c. 1, §8 (RAL).