Tag Archives: Maine moose lottery

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 […]

Rangeley pulling out the stops for moose lottery weekend

Over the years, Mainers have flocked to the annual moose-permit lottery, where they’d sit on folding chairs, listen to the monotonous recitation of names, and hope that theirs would be among the lucky winners. In time, towns and civic organizations began vying for the privilege of hosting the event. And as each new town welcomed […]