Hunting & Fishing Licenses

MOSES is the Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife's online hunting & fishing licensing system. With MOSES, you can purchase licenses any time of the day or night, and print your license out in your home or office in just minutes. This service is provided by a third party working in partnership with the State of Maine. The total amount you pay includes funds to develop, maintain and enhance the State's official web portal,, and online services like this one.

What you will need:

  • Personal information on the individual you are purchasing the license for (such as, first name, last name, address, date of birth, etc.)

  • Previous hunting license number OR safety course number (if you are purchasing a hunting authority)

  • Credit card (Mastercard, Visa and Discover)

Hunting Licenses

Applicants for an adult hunting license must show proof of having previously held an adult license to hunt with firearms in any year beginning with 1976 or successful completion of an apprioved hunter safety course.  Residents must provide proof of residency. 

Fishing Licenses

Any resident of this state 16 years of age and older must purchase a license in order to fish in inland waters. Hunting and Fishing licenses can now be purchased online
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