Tag Archives: Maine moose hunting

After two shooting incidents, it’s time to refocus on hunter safety

When hunting season for upland birds began on Monday, many of us began making plans to head afield — maybe with a loyal bird dog — and enjoy one of our favorite times of the year. For others, bird season means slowly riding the dirt roads, watching for the tell-tale silhouette of a ruffed grouse. […]

Moose mania: Opening day set for Monday

Beginning this weekend, moose hunters will start rolling into the Maine woods to get ready for the first (of four) “opening days” of the multi-session hunt. According to the state’s moose biologist, the calendar will give first-season hunters an advantage they don’t always receive. “[The seasons] wind up a little bit later this year, because […]

The wait is over: Prospective moose hunters will head to Bethel for drawing this weekend

For the last 35 years — since a Cub Scout  reached into a hopper and pulled out the first lucky name — Mainers have been fascinated with their moose-permit lottery. Nowadays, computers, not Cub Scouts, do the drawing. But on Saturday afternoon, when 2,740 hunters learn that they’ve earned a Maine moose hunt for this […]

Head to Greenville for the moose lottery festival

When new co-workers lament the fact that they’ve been in Maine for several weeks and have yet to see a moose, I’ve always told them the same thing. Go to Greenville. From there, finding a moose shouldn’t be such a big deal, I tell them. Just wait until nearly dark, drive up to Rockwood, then […]