BANGOR – State Reps. Brian Duprey of Hampden, Mary Ellen Ledwin of Holden and Russell Treadwell of Carmel remind those interested in taking part in next fall’s moose hunting season that they must submit their lottery applications to the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife by April 1. The department will hold a drawing in mid-June to determine who will receive the 2,895 permits that will be issued for the 2004 season.
This year’s drawing for moose permits is open to those who are eligible to obtain a Maine Big Game Hunting License or will be eligible by the opening day of the moose hunting season. Hunters must be at least 10 years old by the opening day of the season and people who had a permit in the 2002 or 2003 season are not eligible for this year’s drawing.
Those interested in increasing their odds of obtaining a permit may purchase additional chances. Maine residents can purchase three chances for $13 and six chances for $23. Multiple chance resident applicants must possess a valid Maine Big Game License.
Those interested in applying for a moose permit can request an application by calling the Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife at 287-8000. Applications also may be filled out on-line at http://www.informe.org/ifw/moosepermit.html. Those with questions or in need of assistance may call Duprey at 862-5785, Ledwin at 287-1440, or Treadwell at 848-5123.