Elver License Lottery Eligibility Rules

Eligibility for the Elver License Lottery

In order to be eligible for the elver license lottery, an individual must meet all of the following criteria:

  1. Be at least 15 years of age at the start of the elver season for the calendar year in which the lottery is held; and
  2. Be a resident of the State of Maine, OR a resident of a state that allows Maine residents to purchase an elver license and fish for elvers in that state; and
  3. Be eligible to purchase a license in the calendar year in which the lottery is held, if authorized, and not have had their right to obtain a license suspended.

It is the responsibility of the applicant to determine their eligibility to participate in the elver license lottery. If an applicant for either lottery is drawn, but determined to be ineligible, that drawing shall be void and the Department will draw another individual. The application fee submitted with the ineligible application is non-refundable.

Questions about this Service? Contact agency at: (207) 624-6550 Option 2