Those who harvested a moose last year can check the recently published age report for more info on their animal.
Thanks to biological data collected from harvested moose at tagging centers, Maine hunters can learn a little more about the animal they took. The report published by the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife lists the age of a successful hunter's moose. An estimated age is derived from a tooth sample that can be submitted while reporting to a tagging station.
2022 data shows the oldest moose harvested throughout the seasons were about 17.5 years old. Two moose topped the the list at 17.5 years old.
The Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife is now accepting applications for the 2023 Moose Permit Lottery. You have until, May 15 to apply. Applications are only being accepted online. Once completed, you'll receive a confirmation email indicating that you successfully entered.
The Moose Lottery Drawing will be hosted by the city of Augusta this year. The date has been set for June 10, 2023. A specific location has yet to be announced.
Last year, the town of Jackman hosted the festivities. The first-ever Jackman Region Moose Lottery Festival was held on June 11, 2022. The one-day festival celebrated the region’s outdoor sporting and forest products heritage, in conjunction with the lottery drawing.