WILTON — The Maine Professional Guides Association has engaged Sephone Interactive Media www.Sephone.com of Bangor to develop a web application to assist moose hunters who want to swap their permits www.mooseswap.com
This service to Maine’s moose hunters comes from the association’s commitment to help every moose hunter have the hunt of a lifetime. Being drawn in the moose permit lottery is an all too rare event and hunters frequently receive permits in zones that they are not familiar with or want to hunt. Mooseswap.com is designed to help those hunters find other hunters who would like to find a permit in another zone or season.
To use this service you as a permit holder will need to know the details of your permit and the permit that you would like to have (Wildlife Management District, season, permit type). You first will be asked to become a member of Mooseswap.com price $39.95 and then to enter your permit information. Once you are a member you may set up a search for the exact permit you would like. Save this search and you will get an e-mail message from the system every time someone joins offering a permit that fits your search.
You next contact the permit holder that you wish to swap with and arrange the details. Swaps are performed at the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife Headquarters in Augusta and only can be completed after both permits are paid for. Permits may be swapped until two weeks before the start of the September moose hunt.
The Maine Professional Guides Association is composed of Registered Maine Guides who strive to enhance the standards of the guiding industry. They are dedicated to promoting a quality, ethical and legal outdoor experience for all. Not all Registered Maine Guides are members of Maine Professional Guides Association
For more information and a directory of the MPGA’s membership visit www.maineguides.org or write to MPGA at 55 Morrison Hill Road, Wilton, Maine 04294.