Maine is finally giving in!!!!

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Re: Maine is finally giving in!!!!

Post by hunter with MS » Tue Oct 01, 2019 4:25 am

I got the disabled crossbow permit for Maine as I hunt just with a crossbow . I sent them my archery safety card my disabled permit from Mass and a few others took four months to get it .

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Re: Maine is finally giving in!!!!

Post by maine hunter » Tue Oct 01, 2019 9:16 am

bigrak wrote:
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There must be some sort of catch, as in a extra fee?
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Re: Maine is finally giving in!!!!

Post by hunter with MS » Tue Oct 01, 2019 4:17 pm

I think and I am not a Maine Resident you will still have to buy a crossbow licence or permit won't you ? Any way you look at it it is a step in the right direction .

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Re: Maine is finally giving in!!!!

Post by AJ01 » Tue Oct 01, 2019 4:19 pm

amythntr wrote:
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.... what if you have hunted w a XB for years but your state does not distinguish between archery or CB in that all you apply for is a Bow license?

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Good Question! Here in Texas you don't need a permit. And I've hunted with an XB for years, would Maine honor that as legal? All you need is an "archery stamp" designation on your regular Texas hunting license to hunt with a Vert or XB. I wonder would an old license serve as proof of prior experience???? :think:
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Re: Maine is finally giving in!!!!

Post by Twignstring » Thu Oct 03, 2019 7:06 pm

AJ01 wrote:
Tue Oct 01, 2019 4:19 pm
amythntr wrote:
Mon Sep 30, 2019 10:30 pm
.... what if you have hunted w a XB for years but your state does not distinguish between archery or CB in that all you apply for is a Bow license?

Anthony😀
Good Question! Here in Texas you don't need a permit. And I've hunted with an XB for years, would Maine honor that as legal? All you need is an "archery stamp" designation on your regular Texas hunting license to hunt with a Vert or XB. I wonder would an old license serve as proof of prior experience???? :think:
I've been looking in to this. And finally got an answer from the colonial at Maine warden service at department of inland fisheries and wildlife.
If your a non resident of Maine and have a crossbow endorsements on your home state license you can get a Maine crossbow permit.
If your state does not have a crossbow endorsements you will have to take Maine state crossbow safety course.
If you have taken and archery safety course to bow hunt in your state. And I doesn't have a section dedicated to crossbows. You will have to take a Maine crossbow course.
So if your from Texas. You need to take course if you never had to in Texas.
If from Massachusetts you have to take crossbow safety course in Maine. Even if using a disability permit for crossbow. You'll have to take the course.
And right now currently there's only 1 course available in the whole state. And its at the absolute top of Maine.
Way too far for most to travel.

Trust me fellas I had a heated argument over this the past couple days.
It sucks.
I'm contacting legislative office to talk with state officials to try and change this law.

I feel crossbow safety should be part of all archery safety courses. No need to separate the two from each other.

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Re: Maine is finally giving in!!!!

Post by AJ01 » Fri Oct 04, 2019 10:28 am

You would "think" that it (Maine) would, or could incorporate the endorsement for Xb's in a standard "Hunter Safety Course" applicable to ALL States or Providences. However, that would make sense, and as we all know, the laws are not supposed to make any sense! :wtf:

Having spent several decades in Law enforcement here in Texas, I can assure you that the vast majority of idiotic laws that hunters face come from those folks who don't have a clue as to the way the "real world works"!

Perhaps Maine will wake up once it realizes it's losing out of state money. :roll:
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Re: Maine is finally giving in!!!!

Post by hunter with MS » Fri Oct 04, 2019 7:06 pm

I have a disability permit for Maine and I have a disability permit in Mass and with my permit for Maine it stated that I needed only to purchase the Crossbow lic, maybe because I have had the Mass permit since 2003 .

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Re: Maine is finally giving in!!!!

Post by Twignstring » Sat Oct 05, 2019 8:13 am

hunter with MS wrote:
Fri Oct 04, 2019 7:06 pm
I have a disability permit for Maine and I have a disability permit in Mass and with my permit for Maine it stated that I needed only to purchase the Crossbow lic, maybe because I have had the Mass permit since 2003 .
Have you gotten a Maine crossbow permit since you got your disability permit in Maine?

I have a disability permit as well.
They still require that I took the crossbow course.
Funny thing is. I use to teach a crossbow course here in Maine.
They still had to check to see that I took the original course when got trained to be an instructor.

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Re: Maine is finally giving in!!!!

Post by Hillcountry » Sat Oct 05, 2019 6:42 pm

Now they should work on getting Sunday hunting passed!
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Re: Maine is finally giving in!!!!

Post by hunter with MS » Sun Oct 06, 2019 4:30 am

If the crossbow course is mandatory and they don't offer enough across the state then they should put it on online like they have some of the courses . That would be the fair thing to do. New York has a crossbow course you do it online .

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