Scientists to take the stage in different kind of moose fest

May 4, 2020 GMT

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine’s annual moose hunt lottery is typically part of a big celebration of the giant animals, but this year scientists and game wardens will take the stage.

The lottery is scheduled for June 13. It’s usually a live event paired with a moose festival that includes events such as a moose calling competition.

This year, the event is happening entirely online, so there will be no live festival. The Maine Department of Inland Fisheries & Wildlife said biologists and game wardens will also give presentations about moose biology, management and hunting techniques.


The live event had been scheduled to take place in Jackman and is now slated to happen there in 2021, the department said.