This year's Maine Moose Permit drawing will be virtual, as we all continue to isolate during the pandemic.

Hopeful hunters gather, each year, to find out if they will get to hunt for moose. It's a big event, which means the current restrictions on gatherings of more than 10 people has made it impossible to do the traditional way. Originally, the drawing was planned for the Unity Sky Lodge in Jackman. But, now, will be held via virtual broadcast on Saturday, June 13, 2020 at 1:00 p.m. The Jackman drawing has been pushed to next year.

Organizers aren't letting the virtual aspect dampen the excitement of the event, however. There will be special presentations hosted by the Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife Biologists and Game Wardens, focusing on moose biology, wildlife management, and moose hunting.

There's still time to apply for a moose permit. Applications can be found online and must be filed by 11:59 p.m. on May 14th.