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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.

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

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