The Maine Department of Inland Fisheries & Wildlife (DIFW) has announced the opening of the 2015 Maine Moose Lottery!

The online application process is fast and simple, and you receive instant confirmation that you have successfully entered the lottery. To apply, visit www.mefishwildlife.com. The deadline for online applications is May 14, 2015. Paper applications are available by contacting the Department at (207) 287-8000 or from their website at www.mefishwildlife.com.

Completed paper applications must be postmarked by April 1, 2015 or delivered to 284 State St., Augusta, Maine by 5:00 p.m. on April 1, 2015 Bonus points are awarded for each consecutive year the applicant has applied for the lottery since 1998 without being selected and each bonus point gives the applicant an additional chance in the drawing.

The Moose Permit Lottery Drawing will take place on June 13, 2015 at the Moose Festival in Bethel, Maine. Learn more about the three day festival here.