Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont all have moose hunts with permits given out by lottery drawings and auctions. In each state the rules and opportunities are different. Here's what you need to know:
Maine: Maine's moose seasons have grown increasingly more complex in recent years with split seasons, resident-only seasons and special hunt seasons, all varying by zone. Then there are bull-only permits, cow-only permits and either-sex permits. The only sure way to know what your options are is to go to their web site at www.maine.gov/ifw/licenses_permits/lotteries/moose/index.htm#applicationinformation after the 2010 information is posted in early January. Typically, you have until May 15 to apply for the lottery drawing. As a side note, it's impossible to calculate odds of winning, since there are bonus points involved and nonresidents can purchase unlimited chances. To apply for the lottery permits, call 207-287-8000 or go to www5.informe.org/online/moose.
Applicants must indicate season and Wildlife Management District preferences in descending order. If you are drawn, you get a permit in the zone that is highest on your list and still has permits available. A table on the application shows you the number of permits issued for each district and the success........(continued)