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Forget to enter Maine’s any-deer lottery? This is your lucky day

If you’re one of those hunters who’s a forgetful sort — the kind of person who sometimes wakes up the morning after the state closes the any-deer permit lottery, for instance, and realizes you didn’t apply … again — I’m happy to share some great news with you.

You’re not too late.

Yes, the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife set a deadline of 11:59 p.m. Wednesday night for entry into the free lottery. Yes, somehow, you missed out on the lottery … again.

And yes, I’m telling you not to fret. Everything will be just fine. Trust me.

DIF&W spokesman Mark Latti explained Thursday that in the final hours before Wednesday’s deadline, the state’s online registration system for the lottery began to bog down.

“People were able to apply through the night, but it became clear at about 6 o’clock [that we had a problem],” Latti said. “We started getting emails from people who were having trouble accessing the online application.”

To read the rest of “Forget to enter Maine’s any-deer lottery? This is your lucky day,” an article by contributing Bangor Daily News staff writer John Holyoke, please follow this link to the BDN online.

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