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Moose lottery exclusively online

The Maine Department of Inland Fisheries & Wildlife is moving the lottery solely online to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.

AUGUSTA, Maine — This year’s annual drawing for a moose hunting permit will take place exclusively online. 

The lottery typically draws thousands of attendees as part of an annual festival, but this year the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries & Wildlife is moving it online to help prevent the spread of coronavirus. 

The department said the event will take place on June 13 at 1 p.m. The moose lottery had originally been scheduled to take place in Jackman at Unity College Sky Lodge. 

The deadline to apply for a permit is May 14. 

The drawing usually attracts tens of thousands of applicants for a couple thousand permits. 

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