Hunting on BHHT Lands

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 send it and a copy of your current hunting license to BHHT (PO Box 222, Blue Hill, ME 04614 OR info@bluehillheritagetrust.org).  We are happy to provide you with a paper form and map of properties available for hunting as well. BHHT_Hunting/Trapping policy/form

Hunting is not permitted on BHHT’s Furth/Talalay Nature Sanctuaries & Carter Nature Preserve in Surry.

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 ¬Ĺ hour before sunrise to ¬Ĺ 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 or info@bluehillheritagetrust.org if you would like to request permission to hunt or have other questions.