The number of lucky hunters selected for moose permits will be up slightly this season.

The Maine Department of Inland Fisheries & Wildlife is proposing issuing 2,820 moose permits this year. That's 320 more permits than the pervious year, according to the BDN. The proposed breakdown is 2,130 antlered permits, 650 antlerless-only permits and 40 any-moose permits.

Hunters have until May 15 to apply for a moose permit. The drawing will be held at Cabela's in Scarborough, June 8.

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