Crossbow Hunter Education Courses

To be eligible to purchase a crossbow hunting license, 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 licenses 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.

A resident or nonresident 10 years of age or older and under 16 years of age may hunt with a crossbow if that person holds a valid junior hunting license (no crossbow license required). Please see the Crossbow Hunting License Fact Sheet.

With a valid crossbow hunting license, a person may hunt bear with a crossbow during the open season on bear, and may hunt deer with a crossbow during the open firearm season on deer. The crosshow hunting license may not be used to hunt deer during the archery season, muzzleloading season, or expanded archery season.

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.

Androscoggin County
Location
Contact
Date/Time
No classes available at this time.
Cannot find a course for your area?
Contact the Regional Safety Coordinator for your area
or the Recreational Safety Division Office at (207) 287-5220.
Aroostook County
Location
Contact
Date/Time
No classes available at this time.
Cannot find a course for your area?
Contact the Regional Safety Coordinator for your area
or the Recreational Safety Division Office at (207) 287-5220.
Cumberland County
Location
Contact
Date/Time
Casco - Recreational Center

This is a Homestudy Course. Homestudy requires attendance at all sessions as well as study at home.
Casco Rec-Beth
(207) 627-4187
September 10, 2014
6 - 9:30 p.m.
Franklin County
Location
Contact
Date/Time
No classes available at this time.
Cannot find a course for your area?
Contact the Regional Safety Coordinator for your area
or the Recreational Safety Division Office at (207) 287-5220.
Hancock County
Location
Contact
Date/Time
No classes available at this time.
Cannot find a course for your area?
Contact the Regional Safety Coordinator for your area
or the Recreational Safety Division Office at (207) 287-5220.
Kennebec County
Location
Contact
Date/Time
No classes available at this time.
Cannot find a course for your area?
Contact the Regional Safety Coordinator for your area
or the Recreational Safety Division Office at (207) 287-5220.
Knox County
Location
Contact
Date/Time
Hope - Beaver Lodge 5 Towns Adult Ed
(207) 236-7800, ext. 274
or register online.

Registration does not begin until August 19, 2014.
October 8, 2014
5:30 - 9 p.m.
Rockland - City Hall Rockland Police Dept
(207) 594-0316
October 19, 2014
8 - 11:30 a.m.
Lincoln County
Location
Contact
Date/Time
No classes available at this time.
Cannot find a course for your area?
Contact the Regional Safety Coordinator for your area
or the Recreational Safety Division Office at (207) 287-5220.
Oxford County
Location
Contact
Date/Time
Dixfield - American Legion
Steven Hatch
(207) 320-0144
September 6, 2014
12 - 3:30 p.m.
Penobscot County
Location
Contact
Date/Time
Old Town - Archery Center - 300 Main St Ann Langley (Old Town Archery)
(207) 827-9489
September 9, 20-14
6 - 9:30p.m.
Piscataquis County
Location
Contact
Date/Time
Guilford - PCHS
Harold Currier
(207) 277-3115
September 25, 2014
6 - 9 p.m
Sagadahoc County
Location
Contact
Date/Time
Topsham - Merrymeeting Adult Ed Merrymeeting Adult Ed
(207) 729-7323 or register online: http://www.adulted@link75.org
August 21, 2014
6 - 9:30 p.m.
Somerset County
Location
Contact
Date/Time
Skowhegan - Sportsman's Club Russ Corson
(207) 474-6361
August 31, 2014
8 - 12 noon
Fairfield - Adult Education Annex Russ Corson
(207) 474-5361
September 22 and 23, 2014
6 - 9 p.m.
Waldo County
Location
Contact
Date/Time
Northport - Outdoor Sportsman
Outdoor Sportsman
(207) 338-4141
October 12, 2014
9 - 12 p.m.
Palermo - Sheepscot Lake Fish & Game RSU#3 Adult Ed
(207) 568-3426 or register online at: http://www.rsu3.maineadulted.org
October 27, 2014
5:30 - 9 p.m.
Washington County
Location
Contact
Date/Time
No classes available at this time.
Cannot find a course for your area?
Contact the Regional Safety Coordinator for your area
or the Recreational Safety Division Office at (207) 287-5220.
York County
Location
Contact
Date/Time
Lyman - York County Fish and Game Club, Route 35 Butch Ridlon
(207) 499-2537
October 19, 2014
9 - 1 p.m.