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Refuge Hunt Permits

Refuge hunt permits are available for online purchase only through RecAccess. RecAccess is a leading provider of online fee collection solutions to federal, state, and local government agencies. Hunters must first create a RecAccess account in order to buy a refuge hunt permit. Hunt fees are payable by credit or debit card through RecAccess. 

All hunters must have a current Maine hunter's license.
When hunting migratory birds a federal Duck Stamp is also required. 

Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge offers permits for four categories:

  • Big Game (deer and fall turkey)
  • Migratory Birds (ducks, geese, and woodcock)
  • Upland Game Birds (ruffed grouse)
  • Falconry  

Hunters must first create a RecAccess account in order to purchase a Rachel Carson NWR hunter permit.
You do not have to wait until the first day of sale of hunt permits to create a RecAccess account.

How to Create a RecAccess Online Account 

1. Go to https://rhc.recaccess.com/#/create-account

2. Enter all information requested on the form.  

3. You will be assigned a RAID# (RecAccess Identification Number). 
Please make note of your user name, password, and RAID#. Refuge personnel will not be able to retrieve this information for you. 

4. Log in using your RecAccess credentials when hunt permits are available on Monday, August 15, 2022.

5. If you need assistance, go to the RecAccess Help Guide at https://help.recaccess.com/#/default.