Maine small game hunting seasons end for spring

AUGUSTA — A handful of Maine’s winter small game hunting seasons are ending for the spring.

The bobcat season ends on February 21, while the fox season lasts until February 28. There is also a season for the snowshoe hare which ends on February 28 on Vinalhaven Island and March 31 everywhere else.

Hunters pursuing gray squirrels through falconry can continue to do so through February 28. The main squirrel season ended on December 31.

Maine’s main hunting seasons take place primarily in the fall. The next big season starts in May, when it becomes legal to hunt wild turkeys.