Maine Moose Lottery for 2008 Set

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Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife Commissioner, Roland "Dan" Martin announced that the Annual Moose Lottery will be held on Thursday, June 12 at 6:00 p.m. at the Kittery Trading Post in Kittery.

"We are excited to partner with the Kittery Trading Post for such an anticipated event," said Martin. "At 6:00 p.m., we will commence the drawing and announce the name of the first hunter fortunate enough to be selected."

Since 1999, the Department has rotated the lottery throughout the state. Prior to 1999, it was always in Augusta. Over the past nine years, lotteries were held in Millinocket, Boothbay Harbor, Old Town, Bucksport, Scarborough (twice), Presque Isle, Rumford, and Phippsburg.

"We are extremely pleased to host the Moose Lottery, and we plan on making it a great event to be enjoyed by the whole family," said Fox Keim, Vice President of Hunting and Fishing at the Kittery Trading Post. The event will be held outside in a large, enclosed tent at the Kittery Trading Post. Food will be available, and other surprises are being planned to make it unique.

"We've moved the drawing to all parts of the state so that people can have the opportunity to be part of it first hand," stated Commissioner Martin. "Nothing pleases us more than to have members in the audience react to being selected," he said.

Martin said that staff from IF&W including local biologists and game wardens will be on hand.

"This is an opportunity for sports enthusiasts and the general public to interact with IF&W personnel", said Martin

Admission to the event is free. In the past, the event has lasted approximately three hours. The Kittery Trading Post is located on Route 1 in Kittery.

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