SKOWHEGAN – The weekend ahead promises to be a big one for moose hunters.
State game officials said the annual moose permit lottery will be held this Saturday in Skowhegan.
This year, 2,500 names will be drawn in the random lottery to determine who will be able to hunt. Those names are picked from a pool of more than 54,000 applicants from around the nation.
The drawings begin at 2 p.m. at the Skowhegan Fairgrounds. The moose permit lottery will take place as Skowhegan’s Moose Festival gets underway. The festival will feature everything from a moose calling contest to a country music concert and great food.