Moosehorn Hunting Permits Available


Moosehorn National Wildlife Refuge will be open to hunting again this year.  All hunters who want to hunt on the refuge must obtain a free annual permit from the Refuge Office, located off the Charlotte Road in Baring.  Copies of the Hunt Map and Special Refuge Regulations are also available from the Refuge Office.

Permits may be obtained by visiting the Refuge Office during business hours (8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, closed on holidays) or by contacting the refuge office by phone (207-454-7161) or by mail (Moosehorn NWR, 103 Headquarters Road, Baring, ME 04694).  Hunters applying for a permit by mail must provide a legal-sized self-addressed stamped envelope with their request.  The Refuge Office will also be opened until 7:00p.m. on Thursday, August 28th and permits will be available.  

All refuge hunters must complete the Harvest Report on the back side of the permit form and submit it by mail or in person at the Refuge Office at the close of the season or no later than April 30, 2015.  Failure to comply with this requirement may result in the suspension of an individual’s future hunting privileges on the Refuge.

Other members of the public using the Refuge during the hunting season should wear hunter orange clothing.  No Hunting Zones have been established and posted to enhance public safety.

Hunting is a priority public use on National Wildlife Refuges, and the National Wildlife Refuge System Improvement Act of 1997 requires that refuges offer hunting programs when they are compatible with the purpose of the refuge and the mission of the National Wildlife Refuge System.  Hunting is allowed on more than 287 of the 500 plus National Wildlife Refuges across the country.  As refuges complete their comprehensive conservation plans, also required by the Improvement Act of 1997, more hunting programs are being established on refuges nationwide.

For more information on Moosehorn NWR, please call 454-7161 or visit