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
Penobscot Howland Penobscot Valley High School Judy Lindquist (207) 732-8361 September 27, 2018 6:00-9:30pm
Lincoln Jefferson - Jefferson Village School Bonnie Merrill (207) 563-2811 or September 25, 2018 5:30-9pm
Sagadahoc Topsham - Merrymeeting Adult Ed Carolee Tupper (207) 729-7323 or September 23, 2018 12:00-3:30pm
Waldo Unity - Unity College RSU 3 Adult Ed (207) 568-3426 October 3, 2018 5:30-9:00pm
Kennebec West Gardiner - West Gardiner Rod & Gun Club Nancy Weeks (207) 557-3302 or September 23, 2018 4:30-8:00pm
Aroostook Caribou - Caribou Adult Ed Courtney Miller (207) 493-4272 or September 27, 2018 6:00-9:30pm