By Lars Dalseide | May 10 2013 15:46

From the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife - One Week Left To Apply For The Moose Permit Lottery

Only a few days left to sign up for your Maine Moose Hunting permits
Richard Houde Jr. (right) and Richard Houde Sr with their Maine Moose.
Augusta, Maine - Prospective moose hunters have just one more week to apply for the 2013 Maine Moose Permit Lottery.

The online applications must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. on May 14 and can be found by visiting www.mefishwildlife.com.

The moose permit lottery drawing will be held on June 15 in Greenville, as part of the three-day Moose Lottery Festival.

This year’s moose hunt is sure to be full of great memories with family and friends, just as last year’s hunt was for Justin and Megan Laite of Lincolnville.

Picking a date for their 2012 wedding was a challenge for the couple since they wanted to get married in the fall, when many of their relatives hoped to be out moose hunting.

The couple settled on Oct. 6 for their big day, deciding that if any family members got drawn for a permit, they would figure out a way to make it work. The day of the lottery drawing came, and it was the bride-to-be herself who got drawn for a Zone 9 permit.

After tying the knot on a Saturday, the newlyweds headed up to Justin’s family camp the next morning to spend their “moose hunt honeymoon” with three generations of relatives.

They hunted that whole week, with Megan passing up the first few moose they saw until getting a 3.5 year old, 725 pound bull at the end of the week.

To complete the wedding photo album, the bride even donned her wedding dress again and posed for pictures with her harvested moose.

For the close family of outdoorsmen and women, the moose hunt honeymoon was a great way to celebrate the start of Justin and Megan’s new lives as a married couple.

For more information on moose hunting in Maine, visit www.mefishwildlife.com.

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