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2019 Maine moose lottery now open

2019 Maine moose lottery now open

By Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife

The 2019 Maine moose permit lottery application process is now open with applications accepted online only.
The online application process is fast and simple and applicants will receive instant confirmation for successful entry into the system. The deadline to apply for the lottery is 11:59 p.m. on May 15.

To apply online, click here.

Hunters who fill out the online moose permit application will be able to indicate several preferences, including which wildlife management districts (WMD) they are willing to accept a permit in, as well as indicating if a permit in another WMD is acceptable if their name is drawn. Fill out the form completely, and select a preferred hunting season. Hunters should also indicate if they would accept an antlerless permit, and include their choice of a sub-permittee.

Applicants are awarded bonus points for each consecutive year they have applied for the lottery since 1998 without being selected, and each bonus point gives the applicant an additional chance in the drawing.

Bonus points are earned at the rate of one per year for years one to five, two per year for years six to 10, three per year for years 11 to 15 and 10 per year for years 16 and beyond. Since 2011, applicants can skip a year and not lose their bonus points. Hunters who applied in 2017 but not in 2018, will still have points available if they apply in 2019.

The 2019 moose lottery permit drawing will take place at Cabela’s in Scarborough June 8.

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