The Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife and the Department of Defense, Veterans an Emergency Management remind all disabled veterans that there is still time to apply for 2012 Disabled Veterans Moose Hunt Lottery.
The Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife has allocated 15 ‘any-moose’ permits for disabled veterans to participate in the controlled moose hunt in Aroostook County.
No more than five permits will be issued to wounded warriors who are sponsored by national organizations to come to Maine and hunt with our disabled veterans. The hunters will be divided into two teams, one of which will hunt in August, the other in September.
To qualify for the lottery a Maine veteran must possess a valid Resident Disabled Veteran Hunting License issued by IF&W. All applications will be placed in a lottery and the drawing for the permits will take place at 1 p.m. on June 10, at Cabela’s in Scarborough.
The Disabled Veterans Controlled Moose Hunt this year will feature a Disabled Women Veterans Hunt for two disabled Maine women veterans and one out-of-state women veteran.
The application for the resident disabled veteran lottery can be found on the Bureau of Veterans Services website at http://www.maine.gov/dvem/bvs/. Veterans who cannot access the application on-line can call Maine Veterans’ Services at 430-6035 to receive an application by mail.
Applications must be received by no later than June 4.