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I considering making a move to Maine.

I've done a search on the forum in regards to public lands, and was hoping gain more knowledge from responses on this forum.

I've been the Maine state website, and I find very little land designated as public, I was looking for a map like it's marked out west for BLM, State, or Federal public land. I saw maybe one park and was a bit discouraged.

Is most land access for hunting purposes gained through hunt clubs/leases?

I did see several posts regarding land owned by paper mills and the such, is there a central website that lists this land?

I'm not looking for spoon feeding, but more for you guys to point me in the right direction in researching this.

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Welcome to the site.
I'll try to explain the situation here in Maine. Alot of the land in the northern 1/3rd of the state is owned by paper companies. This land is open to the public for fishing,hunting,trapping and generally recreational use. The rest of the land in the southern part of the state is mostly privately owned. Most people will allow you to use their land, all it takes is a knock on the door and respect the rules of their land.
I don't know if there is maps per say for what each land owner has unless you go to the towns municipality and ask for plot maps.
Leases are becoming a big issue up here in Maine. One I wish not to discuss due to my negativity towards them.
Hope this helps you out and once again welcome to the site.
John Porter
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