Moose Hunting News

Maine Working on Improvements to Moose Lottery and Deer Management

Significant changes to the state's moose lottery and efforts to implement key components of Maine's Game Plan for Deer are accomplishments being heralded by Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife Commissioner Chandler Woodcock as the legislative session ends.

The department aggressively examined the Moose Permit Lottery due to the concerns and complaints heard over the past years. Commissioner Woodcock made it one of his first priorities in the new administration.

Yukon Permit Hunt Drawings Complete - Results Available

Permit hunts are used to limit hunting for areas and/or species in order to manage overall population numbers and improve hunt quality.

New Brunswick Men Guilty in Illegal Moose Operation

Two men from Murray Settlement, near Rogersville, have pleaded guilty to charges under the Fish and Wildlife Act in connection with an organized illegal moose meat operation in eastern New Brunswick.

Conrad Babineau, 38, pleaded guilty to three counts of offering wildlife (moose) for sale and two counts of illegal possession of moose meat. He was sentenced to seven days in jail and fined $9,600.

Maine Moose Lottery - Sat. June 18th

The 2011 Maine Moose Permit Lottery Will take place Saturday, June 18, at Cabela's in Scarborough. The public and media are encouraged to attend.

Cabela's is planning a full day of activities starting at 10 a.m., including moose hunting tips, a pre-season scouting report and a barbeque contest. For kids, the Maine Bowhunters Association will have a youth archery range, Bryant Pond 4-H Camp will demonstrate primitive fire making and give tips on how to make moose calls, and ATV Maine will offer youth ATV riding and safety tips.

Friday, June 3rd - Deadline for Vermont Moose Applications

This Friday, June 3, is the deadline for hunters to submit their Vermont moose hunting permit applications. The applications are available online and printed applications are at Vermont license agents statewide.

Lottery applications are $10 for residents and $25 for nonresidents. Winners of the permit lottery will purchase resident hunting permits for $100 and nonresident hunting permits for $350.

Wyoming's Big Game Lottery Held

Wyoming's version of the lottery was held with 820 resident and nonresident hunters hitting the jackpot with the completion of the annual drawings for moose, bighorn sheep and mountain goat licenses.

Game and Fish records show that 540 moose licenses were issued of which 446 went to residents for overall drawing odds of 4.9 percent. Nonresidents received 94 licenses for a total drawing percentage of 7.1 percent.

Vermont Moose Application Deadline, June 3rd

Vermont moose hunting permit applications are available on the Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department's website, and printed applications are at Vermont license agents statewide. Hunters have until June 3, to apply this year.

New Hampshire Moose Hunt Apps Due by May 27th

If you want to have a chance to hunt moose in New Hampshire this fall, be sure to get your application in for the 2011 New Hampshire Moose Hunt Lottery by Friday, May 27, 2011! That's the deadline to enter to win one of 395 New Hampshire moose hunting permits.

Alaska Has Surplus Interior Moose Hunts Available

Surplus drawing permits for moose hunting in Interior Alaska will be issued on a first come-first served basis to hunters whose faxed applications are received at the Fairbanks Fish and Game office. The application deadline is June 10 at 5:00 pm Alaska time.

New Brunswick Increases Moose Permits

A double-barrel of good news for moose hunters was announced Nby Natural Resources Minister Bruce Northrup – better odds for long-time unsuccessful applicants and a major increase in licences for this fall's hunt.

"To say New Brunswickers are passionate about moose hunting is an understatement,'' said Northrup. "Last year, we had almost 63,000 residents apply for just over 3,500 licences, so our government is pleased to take these actions to improve the odds for long-suffering applicants and increase the overall number of licences by more than 20 per cent.''