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Maine’s 2017 moose hunt: Hot weather greets hunters

Postby Tom Nolette » Sat Apr 22, 2017 4:12 am

Moose permits for 2017 are cut just 3 percent
State moose biologist says the winter tick problem was light this past season.

...Only three of Maine’s 24 hunting districts had permits cut. Those three districts in the Midcoast region (numbers 23, 25 and 26) collectively had 60 permits cut because hunting success and the number of moose-vehicle collisions have fallen.

The department has cut moose permits 49 percent since 2013 – from 4,085 to 2,080 – largely because of the winter tick parasite that has killed off moose in northern New England.

But after a winter when there was less moose mortality in the state’s moose-collar study, the herd appears to have fared well from winter ticks, said Maine Moose Biologist Lee Kantar.

Kantar said 14 of the 73 calves – or 19 percent – in the radio-collar study died this winter.

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Re: Moose permits for 2017 are cut just 3 percent

Postby Tom Nolette » Fri Jun 16, 2017 3:38 am

As Maine’s moose herd declines, so does number of moose-vehicle collisions
A 55 percent decrease over the past decade – thanks in part to raised awareness – gives Maine officials more insight into how and where to manage the herd.

...Statewide, moose-vehicle collisions were down from 646 in 2007 to 289 last year. Fatalities in those crashes were down from five in 2007 to no more than one in each of the past four years.

Maine’s moose population has been declining, largely because of the winter tick parasite. State biologists estimate the statewide population is between 60,000 and 70,000, down from 76,000 in 2013. This year, the state is allotting 60 fewer moose permits than in 2016 – with all of the reductions coming in the three midcoast hunting districts.


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Maine’s 2017 moose hunt lottery winners

Postby Tom Nolette » Sun Jun 18, 2017 5:10 am

Maine’s 2017 moose hunt lottery winners

Search by name or by town to see who won a coveted permit to participate in Maine's fall 2017 moose hunt.


This year’s moose hunt lottery awarded 2,080 permits: 1,878 to Mainers and 202 to out-of-state hunters. Use our searchable table below to see if you or anyone you know was one of the lucky winners.


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Re: Maine’s 2017 moose hunt: Hot weather greets hunters

Postby WAGM » Tue Sep 26, 2017 3:23 am

Hot weather greets moose hunters

PRESQUE ISLE, Me (WAGM) - It was a very warm opening day of the moose hunt. 650 hunters and their sub permittees are taking part in the first of three weeks of the moose hunt.The warm temperatures slowed down the success rate of the hunters on the opening day. The Ashland registration station had some success as of noon, but not as busy as some other years.

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Re: Maine’s 2017 moose hunt: Hot weather greets hunters

Postby WAGM » Thu Sep 28, 2017 3:00 am

1st week of moose hunt at midway point

The first week of the moose hunt is at the midway point. It was a very slow start to the season because of the extremely hot conditions. Lee Kantar the Moose Biologist for the Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife says that the hot weather and not a decrease in the moose population is the reason for the lower success rate.

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Re: Maine’s 2017 moose hunt: Orono's Galipeau Tags a Nice On

Postby WABI » Fri Sep 29, 2017 2:40 am

Orono's Galipeau Tags a Nice Moose

ORONO, MAINE (WABI) - Damon Galipeau got his Moose this past weekend and it's a big one. The Orono high school sophomore tagged this 11 hundred pounder.

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