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Tuesday, 02 April 2013 22:13

Main Might Expand Moose Hunting Permits

We at Shotem and Caughtem read that the state of Maine might choose to change the laws regarding the selection process for hunting Moose.  Based on population of Moose in Maine more might need to be done to help curb the population numbers.  A public hearing is being held in Augusta on a bill that would increase the number of moose hunting permits in Maine based on the latest moose population estimate.  The Legislature's Inland Fisheries and Wildlife Committee is holding public hearings Tuesday on seven different wildlife bills.  One of those bills would make a number of changes to Maine's moose-lottery system.  Besides increasing the number of permits based on the moose population, the bill also proposes changing the way moose permits are issued from the current chance lottery system to a drawing in which persons who apply over a number of consecutive years may be guaranteed to receive permits.  These types of changes to a permit system helps not only with money dedicated to conservation but also allows hunters to have a better chance of having the opportunity to hunt these beautiful animals.  Let us know your thoughts on the subject in the comment section below and show us your Moose hunting photos in the Shotem gallery and tell us your story.