Last weekend Skowhegan Moose Festival attendees took a shot at a world record.

On Saturday, June 9, Moose Festival attendees filled the Skowhegan Fairgrounds grandstand to be part of a World Record attempt. Organizers filed an application with Guinness World Records to make the attempt officially sanctioned. The record for Most People Moose Calling Simultaneously currently stands at 995 people. That record could very well be shattered after well over 1,000 people participated in the event.

Using wristbands and many volunteer spotters, the early estimate was in the neighborhood of 1,600 participants, according to festival organizers. Video footage and other forms of evidence has been sent to the world record organization. It will take around three months for Guinness to confirm the record.

After the world record attempt, the names of 2,500 lucky hunters were selected for moose permits. Over 54,000 hunters applied for the privilege.

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