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Apply Online Now for the 2018 Maine Moose Permit Lottery

April 4, 2018

AUGUSTA, Maine--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apr 4, 2018--Dreaming of the hunt of a lifetime? We are pleased to announce that the 2018 Maine moose permit lottery application process is now open.

Applications for the 2018 Maine moose permit lottery will be accepted  online only. The online application process is fast and simple and you receive instant confirmation that you have successfully entered the lottery.

To apply online, go to  www.maine.gov/online/moose  and fill out the online moose permit application. There, you will be able to indicate several preferences, including which wildlife management districts (WMD) you are willing to accept a permit in, and if you would accept a permit in another WMD if your name is drawn and all of your top choices are filled. You will also be able to select your preferred hunting season, whether or not you would accept an antlerless permit, and your choice of a sub-permittee.

The deadline to apply for the lottery is 11:59 p.m. on May 15, 2018.

Applicants are awarded bonus points for each consecutive year that they have applied for the lottery since 1998 without being selected and each bonus point gives the applicant an additional chance in the drawing. Bonus points are earned at the rate of one per year for years one to five, two per year for years six to 10, three per year for years 11 to 15 and 10 per year for years 16 and beyond. Since 2011, applicants can skip a year and not lose their bonus points, so if you applied in 2016 but not in 2017, you will still have your points available if you apply in 2018.

Want to be there for the drawing? The 2018 moose lottery permit drawing will take place during the Skowhegan Moose Festival. The festival runs June 8-10, 2018 at the Skowhegan Fairgrounds and the drawing will take place on the afternoon of June 9. For more information, please visit  skowheganmoosefest.com.

For more information about moose hunting in Maine and the moose permit lottery, please visit:  http://www.maine.gov/ifw/hunting-trapping/moose-permit.html.

About Maine.gov

Maine.gov ( http://www.Maine.gov ) is the official Web portal of the state of Maine. Maine.gov is a service of InforME, a collaborative effort between the state of Maine and Maine Information Network, LLC, part of the NIC (NASDAQ: EGOV) family of companies.

About NIC

Founded in 1992, NIC Inc. (NASDAQ: EGOV) is celebrating 25 years as the nation’s premier provider of innovative digital government solutions and secure payment processing, which help make government interactions more accessible for everyone through technology. The family of NIC companies has developed a library of more than 13,000 digital government services for more than 6,000 federal, state, and local government agencies. Among these solutions is the ground-breaking digital government personal assistant, Gov2Go, delivering citizens personalized reminders and a single access point for government interactions. More information is available at  www.egov.com.

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CONTACT: InforME/Maine.gov

Dan Andrews, 207-621-2600

General Manager

Dandrews@informe.org

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SOURCE: Maine.gov

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