If you're a moose hunter, you want to be submitting the proper paperwork soon if you want a chance to your moose hunting license for the upcoming hunting season.

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The deadline to apply for the Maine Moose Lottery is fast approaching, and hunters who want the chance to hunt moose in Maine need to mail or deliver their paper application by Tuesday, April 1st, 2014. Online applicants have until 11:59 on May 14th to apply for the moose lottery.

This year, the department intends to issue 4,085 moose permits in 25 different wildlife management districts that encompass over 21,000 square miles.

Maine’s moose hunt is segmented into four different seasons, with the first season beginning on September 22nd, and the final season ending on November 29th.

Maine’s moose hunt is extremely popular. Last year, over 55,000 hunters applied for a chance to hunt moose in Maine.

Online and paper applications are available at www.mefishwildlife.com. Hunters can print and mail their paper application, deliver it to IFW headquarters in Augusta or apply online.

This year’s moose permit lottery winners will be announced on June 14th at the Moose lottery festival at the University of Maine at Presque Isle.