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Fishing or Hunting Licenses


Any Resident, Non-Resident or “Alien” Sportsperson looking to hunt or fish in the State of Maine needs to have a hunting or fishing license and may purchase one online or by visiting the Sumner Town Office. You will need to provide your name, date of birth, and contact information. Also, proof of Hunter Safety or Previous Hunting license number for those purchasing a hunting license.

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Fishing Licenses

A valid Maine fishing license is required for anyone 16 years of age or older, to fish in inland waters or transport fish taken from inland waters.


A person is required to keep their fishing license with them at all times while fishing or transporting fish and must exhibit their license for inspection by any warden, department employee, guide, or landowner upon request. An electronic license or permit can now be displayed in lieu of a physical paper license or permit. 

Fishing Licensing Requirements & Fees

ME Inland Fishing Lawbook 2021

Hunting Licenses

Anyone who hunts wild birds or animals in Maine needs a hunting license. The type of license you need depends upon your age, resident status, and other factors, and there are some exceptions. See Hunting Licensing Requirements & Fees for more information.

Hunting Licensing Requirements & Fees

ME Hunting Lawbook 2020-2021

For additional questions or more information regarding Fishing & Hunting Licenses & Permits, please contact the Sumner Town Office

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