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Cut hunting permits 24 percent so public sees more moose

Postby Tom Nolette » Thu Feb 25, 2016 7:10 am

Cut hunting permits 24 percent so public sees more Maine moose, plan urges
Biologists say the herd seems healthier but is still less visible in the north, where camps and guides make a living off the iconic animal.

AUGUSTA — A proposal to reduce Maine’s moose permits by 24 percent has struck a discord between hunters and those who simply want to view the state animal.

State wildlife biologists made the proposal Wednesday to meet public demand for greater opportunities to see moose, particularly in northern Maine.

The approach represents a shift from the past two years, when permits were cut significantly over concerns about moose survival rates because of winter-tick infestation.

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Re: Cut hunting permits 24 percent so public sees more moose

Postby Tom Nolette » Sun Mar 27, 2016 8:00 am

Outdoors in Maine: Moose lottery now open; fewer permits being issued

The application process for fall moose hunting permits has begun. Online applicants have until May 16th to apply for a moose permit. Mailed applications must be postmarked no later than April 1st. Possession of a current big game hunting license is not required to apply. Applicants only need to b...

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