Moose Hunting News

Maine Moose Deadline Approaching

The Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife wants to remind everyone that this year’s lottery for a Moose Permit closes on May 14th. Paper applications were due in April and the only way to still get your name in the pot for a permit is by applying on-line.

“We would encourage people to apply as soon as possible and avoid the chance they might miss the opportunity to participate. The deadline is rapidly approaching” said Chandler Woodcock, Commissioner of the Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife.

Vermont Public Hearing April 25 on Proposed Moose Hunt

The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Board will hold a public hearing Wednesday, April 25, on the proposed regulation for the 2012 moose hunt. The hearing will be held at 7:30 p.m. in St. Leo’s Hall, 109 South Main Street, Waterbury.

A total of 385 moose hunting permits will be issued for Vermont’s 20th annual regular October moose season under a proposed regulation before the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Board.

Maine Moose – Vehicle Collisions Approach Peak, Next Two Months are Most Dangerous

Moose along the Maine roadside are becoming more common and the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife along with MaineDOT warn that May and June are the most frequent months for vehicle – moose collisions.

“Given the size and mass of moose, the likelihood of serious personal injury is far greater with moose and thus it is absolutely critical for drivers to be constantly vigilant during this time of year,” says Lee Kantar, state moose biologist for IF&W.

New Hampshire Wildlife Harvest Summary Available

A rich source of information for future hunts is now out from the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department. The newly published 2011 New Hampshire Wildlife Harvest Summary summarizes data gathered by wildlife biologists from the various 2011 New Hampshire hunting seasons. This annual publication provides a complete breakdown of 2011 hunting season statistics, including many totals by town and Wildlife Management Unit (WMU).  Statistics are provided for deer, moose, bear, turkey and furbearers.

Minnesota DNR to Offer Limited Moose Hunt this Fall

Consistent with the state’s moose management plan, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) announced today that it will offer a limited bulls-only hunting season this fall.

Idaho F&G Commission Sets 2012 Big Game Seasons

The Idaho Fish and Game Commission during a meeting Thursday, March 22, set big game seasons for 2012.

The commissioners adopted Fish and Game staff recommendations for this fall's deer, elk, pronghorn, black bear, gray wolf and mountain lion hunts, and added a few changes of their own.

Enter the Lottery Now for a Chance to Hunt Moose in New Hampshire this Fall

If you want to hunt moose in New Hampshire this fall, now is the time to enter the lottery and try your luck on the adventure of a lifetime.

Time to Enter Idaho's Super Hunt Drawing

The deadline to enter the first Super Hunt drawing is May 31.

With every entry in Fish and Game's Super Hunt drawings, hunters get a chance at winning the hunt of a lifetime, and their entry fee helps support hunter and angler access to and across private lands.

The first drawing in June will pick 26 lucky hunters, each of whom will win one of 25 tags - eight elk, eight deer, and eight pronghorn hunts as well as one moose hunt; and one "Super Hunt Combo" entry also will be drawn that will entitle the winner to hunt for one each elk, deer, pronghorn and moose.

Research Aimed at Understanding Moose Productivity Initiated on the Kenai Peninsula, Alaska

Kenai residents will soon notice orange collars on some Kenai moose. The collars are a sign that Alaska Department of Fish and Game biologists have initiated research to better understand the variety of factors affecting moose reproduction and survival on the Kenai Peninsula.

Maine Moose Permit Lottery Odds of Winning Get Better Every Year

The odds of winning a Moose Hunting Permit get better every year!

IF&W has issued moose permits since 1980. The number of applicants peaked in 1994 with 94,543 applications for 1200 permits, and odds of 1 in 79 applicants winning a permit. Last year, in 2011, there were 49,889 applicants for 3,862 permits; with the odds of 1 in 13 applicants winning – a substantially better chance!