The 2023 Maine moose permit lottery application process is open

Applications for the moose permit lottery will be accepted online only.

To apply online, go to and fill out the online moose permit application. There, you will be able to indicate several preferences, including which wildlife management districts (WMD) you are willing to accept a permit in, and if you would accept a permit in another WMD if your name is drawn and all of your top choices are filled. You will also be able to select your preferred hunting season, whether or not you would accept an antlerless permit, and your choice of a sub-permittee. You will also be asked if you want to apply for the Adaptive Unit Hunt (WMD 4A).

Applications must be completed by 11:59 pm (ET) on May 15, 2023.

The 2023 moose lottery permit drawing will take place Saturday, June 10 in Augusta.

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