Maine moose lottery deadline approaching

Posted May 02, 2012, at 12:39 p.m.

AUGUSTA, Maine — Maine wildlife officials say the deadline for the state’s moose hunting lottery is rapidly approaching.

The deadline for paper applications was last month, but hunters can still apply online until May 14 at the Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife website.

The state will award 3,725 permits to take a moose this year. The state routinely gets tens of thousands of applications for the limited number of permits.

This year’s lottery will be held in Oquossoc.

The annual moose hunt takes place from Sept. 24 to Nov. 24, depending on the wildlife management district.