Maine Moose Hunts
Hunting for your trophy moose with Spruce Mountain Lodge will be an experience you will never forget. Maine’s moose herd in 2014 was estimated at 60-70,000. Nationwide, Maine ranks second only to Alaska in moose population. If you’re a winner in the Maine moose lottery, be prepared for the experience hunting of a lifetime. Every year, several moose exceed 1,000 lbs. dressed weight. Trophy racks are not uncommon. Review of the 2016 Moose Hunt
Applications for the 2018 Moose Permit Lottery will be accepted online only. The deadline to apply is 11:59pm on May 15, 2018.
Hunters holding valid moose permits and their designated subpermittee may hunt moose in one of twenty-five wildlife management districts (WMD’s), which cover over 21,000 square miles. Successful bidders of the moose auction may select the hunting zone of their choice.
2018 Season Dates and Areas Open to Moose Hunting (subject to change)
Applicants may indicate season and WMD preferences, and may check a box if they do not want an antlerless-only permit. Successful applicants will receive either a bull only permit or an antlerless-only permit. Permits for the October 29 through November 24, 2018 season (October 27, 2018 – Residents only) are any-moose permits which allow the taking of either a bull or a cow.
We will travel to the district for which your permit is drawn. Get ready for a challenging hunt. Contact Us now for details.
Weather in Maine can change rapidly, so bring warm clothes, rain gear, flashlight, sleeping bag, choice of weapon and personal items. Moose hunters must wear at least one article of fluorescent orange clothing.
Once you have your trophy moose, we can help you arrange for the processing of the meat. We can also make arrangements for you with an excellent taxidermist (a deposit is required for this service, contact us for details). Examples of his work can be seen at our home or at Spruce Mountain Lodge. Please contact us for a brochure, references and complete details.