We would like to remind both hikers and hunters that many people in our community use the land owned by Blue Hill Heritage Trust for multiple recreational purposes. During hunting season it is especially important that all users be aware of others using these lands.
BHHT welcomes hunters on most of the properties we own around the peninsula (for hunting on conservation easements, please contact the property owner). If you would like to hunt on BHHT property, please fill out this form and come into our office with your current hunting license. We are happy to provide you with a form and map of properties available for hunting as well. BHHT_Hunting/Trapping policy/form
For a current list of Season Dates and Bag Limits please visit IFW’s website: http://www.maine.gov/ifw/hunting_trapping/index.htm
Hunting is a traditional use of open space lands in our area, and we do not post our land. We do ask that hunters request our permission to hunt so that we know who is hunting on our properties and so that we can request their help by reporting any unusual occurrences. Hunters are expected to abide by all state hunting regulations, to avoid heavily used hiking areas such as the south side of Blue Hill Mountain. State law permits hunting from ½ hour before sunrise to ½ hour after sunset for most of the open hunting seasons. The Maine Department of Inland Fisheries & Wildlife publishes a chart listing legal hunting hours for the season. The chart can be found at https://www.maine.gov/ifw/hunting-trapping/hunting-laws/legal-hunting-hours.html
Hunting is not allowed on Sundays.
Everyone, including canine hiking companions, should wear blaze orange as a safety measure.
We encourage all community members to be respectful of each other and the multiple ways we all enjoy and use these lands.
During the month-long deer hunting season with firearms, Sundays are the best days to hike.
Please contact us at Blue Hill Heritage Trust, 374-5118, if you would like to request permission to hunt or have other questions.
George Fields, Associate Director
Blue Hill Heritage Trust