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Maine moose permit lottery set for Saturday as part of Skowhegan Moose Festival

Maine has all kinds of festivals. If you like lobsters, there’s a festival for you. Blueberries? Blues music? Potato blossoms? Festivals for each. And if you’re one of the thousands who applied for a shot at a coveted moose permit, your own special festival is coming right up.

The Skowhegan Moose Festival will run throughout this weekend, with the annual moose permit lottery taking place at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Skowhegan Fairgrounds. State officials will read off the names of the 2,500 lucky hunters who’ll head afield this fall during one of four moose-hunting sessions.

This year’s season dates:

— Sept. 24-29, with 835 bull permits allotted in 11 of the state’s Wildlife Management Districts.

— Oct. 8-13, with 1,170 bull permits allotted in 18 WMDs.

— Oct. 22-27, with 450 cow permits allotted in six WMDs.

— Oct. 29-Nov. 24 (including Oct. 27 for Maine residents), with 45 permits allotted in two WMDs.

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