Crossbow Hunter Safety

To be eligible to purchase a crossbow hunting permit, any person (16 years of age and older) must hold a valid license to hunt big game (either a big game hunting license or an archery license), and must submit proof of having successfully completed an archery hunting education course and a crossbow hunting course or evidence of having previously held adult archery and crossbow hunting permits 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 provided, the applicant may substitute a signed affidavit.

Total Course = 3 hrs. 30 min

  • History & Modern Crossbows = 30 Minutes
  • Responsibility & Ethics = 1 Hour
  • Accessories= 20 Minutes
  • Shooting & Handling = 20 Minutes
  • Special Concerns = 20 Minutes
  • Laws & Safety = 30 Minutes
  • Testing & Review= 30 Minutes

New courses will be posted below as they become available.

Can't find a course for your area? Contact the Regional Safety Coordinator for your area or the Recreational Safety Division Office at (207) 287-5220.

When registering either by telephone or email, please be sure to include your full name, telephone number, and which course, date and location you are signing up for.

Current Courses

County Location Contact Date/Time Info
York Hollis - Buxton-Hollis Rod & Gun Shawn Sage - INFO ONLY (207-329-7096
Register online
April 27, 8am-12pm
Kennebec Augusta - Sportsmanā€™s Alliance of Maine Mike Foster Info Only: 446-4122
Register online
May 30, 5:30pm-9pm
Somerset Skowhegan - Skowhegan Sportsman Club Russell Corson - (207) 474-5361 August 18, 8:30am-12pm
Somerset Skowhegan - Skowhegan Sportsman Club Russell Corson - (207) 474-5361 September 15, 8:30am-12pm
York Kittery - Kittery Trading Post KTP Customer Service - 1- 888-587-6246 or July 20 12pm-4pm
Hancock Bucksport - Bucksmill Rod & Gun Chris Grant - (207) 322-4195 May 11, 4pm-7pm