This weekend the names of lucky hunters selected for moose permits will be announced. The 2020 Moose Permit Lottery drawing will be very different this year.

Wildlife officials made a change to how results from the 2020 Maine Moose Permit Lottery will be announced. This year, the lottery will be broadcast online, on June 13, at 1 p.m. All of the results will be posted online by 6 p.m. that day.

The virtual event will feature special presentations by the Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife Biologists and Game Wardens, focusing on moose biology, wildlife management, and moose hunting.

The moose lottery drawing was to be held at Sky Lodge in Jackman. The plan is for the venue to host the event in 2021.