Moose Hunters Enjoy 80% Success Rate
All the Moose registration books are in and have been counted, and this year, 80 percent of all moose hunters who were issued a permit were successful. This year, 2,964 moose hunters were issued permits, and 2,375 were successful. This year there were 85,275 applicants who wanted to hunt moose in Maine. 63,266 of these applicants were residents, and the other 22,009 were non-residents. Over one million dollars is generated through the moose lottery, allowing hunting and fishing licenses to stay at the same price since 1996.