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Maine moose
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Contributors to this thread:
160andup 13-Jun-20
BC 13-Jun-20
PeteO 13-Jun-20
IdyllwildArcher 13-Jun-20
IdyllwildArcher 13-Jun-20
Quinn @work 13-Jun-20
BC 13-Jun-20
MQQSE 13-Jun-20
Huntskifishcook 13-Jun-20
bill v 13-Jun-20
160andup 14-Jun-20
kakiat kid 14-Jun-20
Quinn @work 14-Jun-20
MQQSE 14-Jun-20
Bou'bound 14-Jun-20
Quinn @work 14-Jun-20
MQQSE 14-Jun-20
So467 14-Jun-20
Zim 15-Jun-20
deerslayer37 15-Jun-20
maxracx 15-Jun-20
Ollie 16-Jun-20
Bou'bound 16-Jun-20
From: 160andup
13-Jun-20
Anyone hoping to pull a Maine permit today? Fingers crossed for me but hopes aren’t high...

From: BC
13-Jun-20
I’m in......again. Hope lightening strikes.

From: PeteO
13-Jun-20
The draw was today does anyone have a link to results?

13-Jun-20

IdyllwildArcher's Link

13-Jun-20
I didn't draw. Kinda relieved since I'm booked to hunt AK moose.

From: Quinn @work
13-Jun-20
No draw, no surprise here.

From: BC
13-Jun-20
Maybe next year. New Hampshire next week.

From: MQQSE
13-Jun-20
I have a tag. Hope they don’t keep the 14 day quarantine.

13-Jun-20
MQQSE, for what it's worth, I was in Maine last weekend and I can't imagine all the out of state plates I saw were following the 14 day rule, we certainly weren't. Businesses were loving the patronage. I can't imagine that rule actually being enforced.

From: bill v
13-Jun-20
Nada. For me

From: 160andup
14-Jun-20
Congrats MQQSE. Jealous!

From: kakiat kid
14-Jun-20
i just put in for points this year...one day maybe

From: Quinn @work
14-Jun-20
Congrats MQQSE. How many years have you been putting in?

From: MQQSE
14-Jun-20
I put in forever and a year. Ended up getting my tag through a lodge draw and going with an outfitter. I drew NH in 2000 and enjoyed it immensely. I put in to Maine I think starting in 1998.

From: Bou'bound
14-Jun-20
back when the odds were good, 20 years or so ago before they turned it into a mess, the NR odds were you would draw once in 85 applications. It only got much worse with the point purchase scheme that was then introduced. If you get a tag you have to work really hard not to get a moose.

From: Quinn @work
14-Jun-20
MQQSE,

What is a lodge draw?

From: MQQSE
14-Jun-20
Quinn

I believe some tags get drawn earlier in the year by lodges and get offered for sale. They are expensive and I believe are some type of subsidy for sporting camp business. Not sure of all the details. I heard about one for sale and bought it several months ago. Actually my best friend and I each have one for Zone 1.

Basically auction tag type prices and have to use the guide selling them. Just glad to be hunting there this year.

From: So467
14-Jun-20

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I only put in for a point this year. With an elk hunt planned for next year maybe the year after I will put in for a tag. This is my Maine bull from 2019 my father pulled the tag after 16 years. He had shot a moose previously. I will let my son shoot a bull on my tag when if I do draw one.

From: Zim
15-Jun-20
110 convoluted NR points now. No tag for me. Would be nice if MDIFW would at minimum publish the number of cheap bonus points they peddle each year so we know the watered down odds.

From: deerslayer37
15-Jun-20
A huge waste of time and money applying for a once in a lifetime tag. It's nothing but a money grab for the state of Maine. Very, very few tags go to non-residents. Keep applying and wait 20 plus years or longer to draw a tag? No thanks. If your serious about moose hunting save your Maine money and go to Newfoundland. Very good success rate and tag is included in the hunt . Moose, black bear and caribou can be hunted together.

From: maxracx
15-Jun-20
Another donation year for me too.

From: Ollie
16-Jun-20
I have been applying for about 20 years with no success. Decided that I really would like to shoot a moose before I die of old age so I booked a hunt for 2021 with Ryk Visser in Alberta.

From: Bou'bound
16-Jun-20
Good move

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