The Penobscot Nation has over 130,000 acres of remote lands available for various kinds of hunting opportunities.  Please visit the relevant sections below to learn more about hunting permits, Fish and Game Regulations, and Penobscot Guides. 

Please consult the Chapter VII Fish and Game Regulations for a complete list of rules and regulations.

Chapter VII Fish and Game Regulations

Penobscot Tribal Members

  • Tribal Member Guide Opportunities
  • Sustenance
    • Sustenance hunting is allowed for tribal members on Sunday.
    • *NEW* The Department of Natural Resources is working on lifetime hunting licenses for Penobscot tribal members.  We hope to have these in place for most hunters by January 2016. 
  • Nuisance
    • The Director of the Department of Natural Resources may authorize the taking of nuisance animals outside of the established general seasons. 
  • Trapping
    • Any tribal member wanting to sustenance trap must register with the Department of Natural Resources EVERY year.

Other Permits

Non-tribal Members

Many hunting opportunities are available for non-tribal members on Penobscot trust lands.  Below is a list of the species available for hunting and the associated permit applications. 

  • Deer – $30
    • Click here to view/download a pdf version of this application 
    • Deer hunting access permits will be issued by the Department of Natural Resources by the following order of priority:
      1. Non-tribal member Indian spouses,
      2. Non-tribal member spouses,
      3. Persons utilizing the services of a Registered Penobscot Guide,
      4. Non-members hunting with tribal member campowners,
      5. Non-members hunting with a tribal member.
    • When the number of applications in a priority category exceeds the number of remaining permits available, issuance shall then be determined by random drawing.  Only permits bearing an August 1-31 postmark will be accepted.
  • FALL bear – $50
    • Click here to view/download a pdf version of this application (269 KB)
    • Persons interested in obtaining a fall bear permit must use a Registered Penobscot Guide (see Penobscot Guides section below) or be accompanied by a tribal member or camp owner.  
    • Fall bear hunting takes place during the general deer season. 
    • No baiting, trapping, or running with dogs is allowed.
  • Small game/Ruffed grouse/Snowshoe hare – $30
    • Click here to view/download a pdf version of this application (269 KB)
    • Persons interested in obtaining a permit for quail, pheasant, grouse, snowshoe hare, gray squirrel and/or woodcock must use a Registered Penobscot Guide (see Penobscot Guides section below) or be accompanied by a tribal member or camp owner.
  • Waterfowl – $40
    • Click here to view/download a pdf version of this application (23 KB)
    • The access fee for waterfowl permits shall be waived for persons accompanied by a Penobscot tribal member.
    • Waterfowl shall include brant, wild ducks, geese and swans.
    • State of Maine hunting regulations apply; Federal & State stamps REQUIRED.
  • Nuisance
    • The Director of the Department of Natural Resources may authorize the taking of nuisance animals outside of the established general seasons.  Please contact John Banks (207-817-7330) to request a nuisance permit.
 Registered Penobscot GuidesAlso Approved for MooseAlso Approved for Spring Bear
Albert “Alakso” Glossian
207.659.6635
[email protected]
  
Allan Huston
941.773.5465
[email protected]
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Chris “Charlie” Francis
207.951.7919
 X 
Edward Paul
207.217.7934
[email protected]
  
Erik Sappier
207.735.8529 [email protected]  www.penobscotguideservices.com
 X  X
Gary Mason
207.629.5146
[email protected] 
  
Gavin Sappier
603.860.8804
[email protected]  www.penobscotguideservices.com 
 X  X
Joe Dana
207.949.5379
[email protected]
X X
John Neptune
207.659.3490
 X  X
Martin Secord
207.899.5770
 X X
Mike Jackson
207.249.3153
[email protected] 
  
Nicholas Bear
[email protected]
  
Paul Dow
207.852.8685
   
Ron Bear
207.991.2764
[email protected] 
 X X
Scott Phillips
207.852.0680
[email protected]
 X 
Selena Neptune-Bear
207.991.4054
  
Tannar Francis
207.852.2543
[email protected]
 X X
Wane Loring
207.949.2398
[email protected] 
 X 
Rob Dana
207.659.1335
 X