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Reminder: Apply for Maine 2021 Moose Lottery by May 13

Submitted by:  TBC Press
Posted on: 03/26/21
News # 14298
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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.

The 2021 moose lottery permit drawing will take place June 12, 2021.

For more information about moose hunting in Maine and the moose permit lottery, please visit: or visit


Publishers Notes: Our country is still battling COVID-19. To avoid the spread of this virus and continue to enjoy outdoor activities, ALL outdoor enthusiasts (man, woman, child) should follow the guidelines set by These guidelines include; social distancing, the Leave No Trace principles, including pack-in and pack-out, to keep outdoor spaces safe and healthy.
Dreaming of the hunt of a lifetime? The 2021 Maine moose permit lottery application process is now open. Applications for the moose permit lottery will be accepted online only at. The deadline to apply is 11:59 pm (ET) on May 13, 2021.

To apply online, go to and fill out the online moose permit application. There, you will be able to indicate several 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. You will also be able to select your preferred hunting season, whether or not you would accept an antlerless permit, and your choice of a sub-permittee.