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Maine Online Sportsman Electronic System

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Frequently Asked Questions

  1. What are the fees to apply to the lottery or to get a permit if my name is drawn?
  2. What is a cookie and how do I enable it?
  3. Can I submit multiple applications to the lottery?
  4. How do I apply to the lottery for someone else?
  5. What is a WMD?
  6. What is a subpermittee?

1. What are the fees to apply to the lottery or to get a permit if my name is drawn?

Applicants are only allowed to submit one application to the moose hunting permit lottery each year. The fees outlined below are for lottery entry only. If your name is selected, an additional fee of $52 for Residents of Maine or $585 for non-Maine-residents must be paid before you will receive your moose permit.

Resident (includes Maine Lifetime License Holders living outside of Maine):

* One Chance - $15.00

* Superpack License Holders are eligible for one chance for free

Non-Resident and Canadian Resident Entry Fees:

* One Chance - $15.00

* Three Chances - $25.00

* Six Chances - $35.00

* Blocks of Ten Chances - $55.00 per block

Service Person Entry Fees (for Maine Residents permanently stationed out of Maine or Non-Maine residents permanently stationed in Maine):

* One Chance - $15.00

* Superpack License Holders are eligible for one chance for free.


2. What is a cookie and how do I enable it?

Cookies are small text files that a web server may ask your web browser to store, and to send back to the web server when needed. Cookies allow us to distinguish between different users, and to use information provided at one stage of an application at a later time (for instance, items placed in a 'shopping cart' might need to be displayed on a later 'check-out' screen). When we use cookies in this way, the cookie is stored on your web browser only temporarily; the cookie is destroyed at the end of the transaction or at the end of the browser session.

To set your web browser to accept cookies, please follow the instructions below:

For Internet Explorer:

Tools > Internet Options > Privacy > move slider to bottom to "Accept All Cookies" > Apply > OK

For Firefox:

Tools > Options > Privacy (button) > Cookies (tab) > check box for "Allow sites to set cookies"

For Netscape:

Edit > Preferences > Privacy and Security > Cookies > select Enable all cookies


3. Can I submit multiple applications to the lottery?

No, multiple applications will result in the disqualification of all of your applications. If you need to edit information including your name, date of birth, subpermitee information, or WMD and season selections, you will have the opportunity to make those revisions by using this application site.

If you need to revise the number of chances or your hunting license information, you will need to contact IFW or InforME so that we can delete your application. Once deleted, you will be able to apply with the correct information.


4. How do I apply to the lottery for someone else?

To apply to the lottery for someone else, enter the applicant's name, date of birth, residency, and answer if they applied to the lottery in the previous year for the person. When you arrive at the payment page to make payment for your chances, you will have the opportunity to enter credit card information for another person.


5. What is a WMD?

WMD stands for Wildlife Management District. In 2000, the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife undertook an effort to reduce the confusion of having different hunting zones for deer, moose, turkey, and waterfowl by designing a zoning system that met the management requirements for all species, while unifying boundary lines. As a result of that effort, Maine was divided into 30 parcels, and the term Wildlife Management Districts (WMDs) was born.

Wildlife Management Districts are delineated, geographical sections of the State that have similarities in biological and geophysical characteristics. Factors such as geographical location (western mountains vs. downeast coastal plain), soils, predominant forest types (northern hardwoods vs. spruce-fir), seasonal temperature variations, precipitation including annual snowfall, land use (northern forest vs. agricultural), and human population and development, etc., are variables that ultimately influence habitat and the abundance and diversity of wildlife.


6. What is a subpermittee?

A subpermittee is a person named by the applicant to participate in the moose hunt. An alternate subpermittee may also be designated at the time of application. Upon application to the Department, the permittee may change that person's subpermittee or alternate subpermittee until 30 days prior to the start of the moose hunting season for which the permit was issued. Only one moose may be taken per permit, and it may be shot by either the permit holder or subpermittee.


 

Questions about this Service? Contact IFW at: (207) 287-8000 or click here.