The Maine Department of Wildlife held its 2021 Moose Lottery on Saturday
For the second year in a row, the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife virtually held its moose lottery due to COVID concerns.
AUGUSTA, Maine – Moose hunters of Maine learned who pulled permits to hunt one of the large animals this year.
Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife held the 2021 lottery virtually on Saturday. This is the second year in a row that the department has held the lottery virtually due to concerns over COVID.
Maine wildlife officials run a moose license lottery every year, as tens of thousands more people apply for a license than can get one.
According to a statement from DIF & W, they will issue 3,480 permits this year. This number is an 11% increase over last year.
MDIF & W communications director Mark Latti says Maine has received over 72,000 entries for the 2021 lottery
MAINE MOOSE LOTTERY REPLAY
HOW THE MAINE MOOSE LICENSE PROCESS WORKS
According to IF&W website:
To hunt moose in Maine, you will need a permit; and due to the high demand, these permits are only administered in four ways:
- Through three random draws: resident, non-resident and adaptive management zone
- Through a competitive auction
- Through a controlled moose hunt for disabled veterans
- Through a hunting lodge moose lottery
Ninety percent of all permits in Maine’s 21 eligible Wildlife Management Districts (WMDs) are issued to residents, no more than 8% to non-residents and no more than 2% to non-residents. hunting lodges.
Latti said 550 of the permits would be for the adaptive zone.
You can find out if you’ve been chosen for the 2021 Maine Moose Hunt Lottery by visiting the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife. here.
According to the site, the hunt will take place in October and November.