The 2021 Maine moose permit lottery application process is open, and applications can be made online only.
To apply online, fill out the online moose permit application and indicate preferences, including which wildlife management districts (WMD) you are willing to accept a permit in, and if you would accept a permit in another WMD if your name is drawn and all of your top choices are filled.
Applicants will also be able to select a preferred hunting season, whether or not you would accept an antlerless permit, and your choice of a sub-permittee.
New in 2021, the Department is proposing an adaptive unit hunt to determine if lowering the moose population density in the western side of WMD 4 can lessen the impacts of winter tick. Applicants will be asked if they want to apply for an adaptive unit hunt permit when completing the application.
Applications must be completed by 11:59 p.m. May 13, 2021. The virtual 2021 moose lottery permit drawing takes place June 12, 2021.