From the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife
-- For the past couple of years, the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife has encouraged hunters to apply online for the moose lottery through its website, www.mefishwildlife.com. This year is no different; deadline for online applications is 11:59 p.m. on May 14.
MDIF&W no longer prints or mails paper applications for the moose lottery. Hunters unable to apply using the online system, can print a paper application from IF&W’s website at www.mefishwildlife.com, fill it out, and mail it with payment to the Department to: Moose Application Request, MDIFW, 41 SHS, 284 State St., Augusta, ME 04333-0041. Hunters can also send a stamped self-addressed envelope to the same address and request an application be sent to them by mail.
Paper applications must be postmarked or hand-delivered to MDIF&W in Augusta by 5 p.m. on April 1 to provide adequate time to process the paperwork prior to the lottery.
This year, 3,140 permits will be allocated in the state’s 28 Wildlife Management Districts (WMDs). Season dates are Sept. 27-Oct.2, WMDs 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 11, 19; Oct. r 11-16, WMDs 1-14, 17, 18, 19, 27, 28; Nov. 1-6, WMDs 2, 3, 6, 11; and Nov. 1-27, WMDs 15, 16, 23, 26.
Maine Residents Only Day is Oct. 30 in WMDs 15, 16, 23, 26. Maine hunters need a lottery-drawn permit to hunt these districts on that day.
For complete 2010 Moose Lottery rules, please visit www.mefishwildlife.com, call (207)287-8000 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.