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2014 Disabled Veterans Controlled Moose Lottery
The State of Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife and the Department of Defense, Veterans and Emergency Management are pleased to announce the 2014 Disabled Veterans' Controlled Moose Hunt Lottery. We are very pleased that Dave Hentosh of Smoldering Lake Outfitters and Paul House of House in the Woods Military and Family Retreat and their friends will return this year as guides for the disabled veterans.
The State of Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife has allocated moose hunting permits to disabled veterans to participate in the Controlled Moose Hunt in Aroostook County. Because of the number of permits we have this year there will be three hunts; one in August and two in September and they will take place on farm land specified by the Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife. This hunt is not like the regular moose lottery as it requires each hunter to have a registered Maine Guide that has specific training for the controlled moose hunt. The Bureau of Veterans' Services is working with sponsors to reduce the cost of the hunt for Maine veterans. There may be a cost for the hunt depending on the amount money raised through sponsors. More information about the Controlled Moose Hunt can be found on Inland Fisheries & Wildlife's website at:
The links for downloading the application can be found below and also may be found on the Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife's website. Veterans who can not access the application on line can call Maine Veterans' Services at (207) 430-6035 to receive application by mail.
This application is available in both word and Adobe. In order to download in Adobe, your computer must have Acrobat Reader installed. A free copy of the Adobe Acrobat Reader may be obtained by clicking Adobe Acrobat Reader.
If you have any problems opening the application, please contact Maine Veterans' Services at 430-6035. Our office hours are Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Applications must be received by Maine Veterans' Services no later than close of business (4:00 p.m.) on May 15, 2014. The address and fax number for submitting application is shown at the top of the application. The application consists of two pages (front and back), which both need to be completed and submitted.
Drawing date will be on July 10, 2014. Maine's First Lady, Ann LePage will draw the names again this year. The drawing will take place at the Maine Veterans Home, 310 Cony Road, Augusta, Maine. Once the names have been drawn and the licenses have been verified by IF&W we will post the names of the lucky veterans and alternates on the Bureau of Veterans Services website.
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