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AUGUSTA, Maine - Maine is about to close the door on application submissions to this year's moose lottery.
Actually, the state is closing the web browser, as it's only taking online applications this year. The deadline to apply for the hunt is 11:59 p.m. on Tuesday night.
The moose lottery attracts thousands of applicants, and odds of getting a permit are small. But the state is considering increasing the number of permits by more than 20 percent to 2,500.

AUGUSTA, Maine  — Maine wildlife officials say 73 percent of moose hunters were successful in harvesting their quarry during last year's hunt.

The Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife says 1,518 hunters succeeded in getting their moose last year, when 2,080 moose permits were issued. The success rate was slightly more than the 71 percent success rate hunters have had over the past five years.

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AUGUSTA, Maine - The state of Maine is taking online applications for the upcoming moose hunting season.
The state is only accepting online applications this year. Tens of thousands of people typically apply for a spot in Maine's moose hunt, which takes place every fall.
The Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife announced Tuesday that it's now taking applications.

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CARIBOU, Maine - The Maine moose hunt is back open for a few days in the far northern part of the state.
The moose hunt begins in September, lasts until late November and is broken up into four stretches. The third stretch begins on Monday and lasts until Oct. 28.
It's limited mostly to four wildlife management districts that include northern Aroostook County. A district in eastern Maine that includes Grand Lake Stream and Indian Township is also open for hunting.
The state gave out 2,080 moose permits this year, 60 less than 2016.

CARIBOU, Maine - Maine's moose hunt is getting started with fewer hunters than last year.
The state's annual moose hunt is broken up into four stretches, and the first one begins Monday. The state gave out 2,080 moose permits this year, 60 less than 2016.
The portion of the moose hunt that begins Monday lasts until Sept. 30 and is concentrated mostly in far northern Maine. The next portion runs Oct. 9 to Oct. 14 and covers a broader area that also includes parts of central, western and eastern Maine.

CARIBOU, Maine - Maine hunting officials are done collecting applications for the state's annual moose lottery, which is slated to give out slightly fewer permits this year.
The Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife plans to cut the number of moose permits to 2,080. That's 60 less than last year.
Maine collected applications for the moose lottery through May 15. The lottery will be held on June 17 at Caribou Parks and Recreation.
The state is looking to cut moose permits from the mid-coast, Bangor and Augusta areas.

AUGUSTA, Maine - State biologists have proposed keeping the same number of moose hunting permits in all but three of Maine's 24 hunting districts.
The Portland Press Herald reports moose hunting permits for the coming season would be eliminated in three districts, which extend roughly from Augusta to Ellsworth and south from Pittsfield and Old Town to the coast.
Hunting success and moose-vehicle crashes have fallen in those areas. The districts made up 60 of Maine's more than 2,100 moose permits last year.

AUGUSTA, Maine - Maine wildlife biologists say the state should cut back moose hunting permits by nearly a quarter to meet public demand to view the animals in the wild.

The Portland Press Herald reports that state biologists made the proposal to cut the coveted permits by 24 percent on Wednesday.

AUGUSTA - The Maine House and Senate have voted to override Gov. Paul LePage’s veto of a bill that would allow the commissioner of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife to transfer a moose permit to a family member in cases determined to involve exceptional extenuating circumstances.

The bill, LD 373, adds stepchildren and grandchildren to the already long list that defines family members. The Senate voted 34-0 to oppose the governor's veto and the House followed with a 145-0.

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) _ Maine officials say that nearly two-thirds of moose hunters were successful last year. 

CARIBOU, Maine - The moose hunting season in northern Maine is drawing to a close.

Moose hunting ends on Saturday in four of Maine's wildlife management districts that are located in the far northern part of the state centered in Aroostook County. The hunt also ends in one wildlife district located in the northeastern part of the state. Moose hunting will continue until Nov. 29 in five wildlife management districts in southern and coastal Maine.