Maine moose hunters ready for annual permit lottery

June 12, 2021 GMT

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine moose hunters are set to learn who will draw a permit to hunt one of the big animals this year.

Maine wildlife officials hold a moose permit lottery every year, as tens of thousands more people apply for a permit than can get one. The drawing was set for Saturday.

The Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife said the drawing will be held virtually this year. The results will be available online by 6 p.m.

The state plans to give out 3,480 permits this year. That’s about 11% more than last year. The hunt takes place in the fall.