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ALREADY!!!!!!!!!! WOW!! I better get on it again and get some extra chances too. Some dandy moose in the area we bird hunt.
 

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I'm thinking. I already have three though and don't need another hunt to interfere with Wyoming pronghorn season so I probably won't.
 

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What are the odds for a Maine permit? Based on WMU's I'm sure but are there the "trophy" units or are all pretty similar?
 

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How We Determine the Number of Permits to Issue
The number of permits we issue in each WMD varies year to year by the WMD's management goals, which are developed through public input. More total permits may be issued if some were deferred the previous year due to permittee illness, armed service status, or similar situations. Curious what your chances are of winning a permit? Here's how the numbers broke down in 2018:

Total Applications Received: 57,185
Total Permits Issued: 2,523
Change in total permits from previous year:+417

Antlerless Permits: 448
Any-Moose Permits: 44

NON-RESIDENT LOTTERY
Non-Resident Applicants: 17,757
  Non-Resident Permits Issued: 247
  Non-Resident Selection Rate: 1.4% (~1 permit for every 72 applicants)

RESIDENT LOTTERY
Resident Applicants: 39,428
  Resident Permits Issued: 2276
  Resident Selection Rate: 6% (~1 permit for every 17 applicants)


https://www.maine.gov/ifw/hunting-trapping/moose-permit.html
 

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PA Winners! Congrats to all.

Rincavage, robert yatesville pa 09 oc1 antlered

beck, andrew carnegie pa 02 oc1 antlered

campbell, forrest west grove pa 03 oc2 antlerless

carey, ronald york springs pa 10 oc1 antlered

dzurko, john perryopolis pa 12 oc1 antlered


fiala, edward indiana pa 01 oc1 antlered

hubler, jeffrey drifting pa 01 oc1 antlered

hughes, william bangor pa 04 sep antlered

lozinski, steven altoona pa 04 oc1 antlered

machrone, robert stroudsburg pa 07 oc1 antlered

macmichael, ralph warfordsburg pa 02 sep antlered

martin, daryl kutztown pa 04 oc2 antlerless

mc dowell, keith philipsburg pa 14 oc1 antlered

murphy, joshua enon valley pa 16 nov any

ostrowski, joseph dallas pa 08 oc1 antlered

patton, william dallas pa 06 oc1 antlered

perryman, sylvia pleasant gap pa 04 oc1 antlered

shildt, michael wellsville pa 01 oc1 antlered

slonaker, arnold hereford pa 03 oc1 antlered

smith, keith germansville pa 01 oc2 antlerless

stump, marvin wernersville pa 06 oc1 antlered

wurst, richard westspringfied pa 02 sep antlered
 

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If anyone knows the guy from Stroudsburg who drew the bull tag in unit 7 tell him to give Jeff a call at Blackbrook Cove Campground. My brother and I hunted with him 3 times. If he is booked he can point you to another guide?
 

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Wow 2 guys I know from Dallas,PA.


What does OC 1 mean? Here is a sample.

Rincavage, robert yatesville pa 09 oc1 antlered
Waugh!
 

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Rincavage, robert yatesville pa 09 oc1 antlered.
This is very close to me. If anyone knows this guy let him know I will be in that zone from about the 28th 29th of Sept through Oct. We live in a tent camp and hunt small game. So we do get to scout before the season. We have pointed people in the right direction a few times. But we do not guide. We have advised guides when they have stopped. Last year after season there was a spike near camp and a big one within a mile as the crow flies. Always cows around camp but the zone is bull only.



I wish him luck and hope to catch him around the Kokadjo weigh station. Waugh!
 

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How We Determine the Number of Permits to Issue
The number of permits we issue in each WMD varies year to year by the WMD's management goals, which are developed through public input. More total permits may be issued if some were deferred the previous year due to permittee illness, armed service status, or similar situations. Curious what your chances are of winning a permit? Here's how the numbers broke down in 2018:

Total Applications Received: 57,185
Total Permits Issued: 2,523
Change in total permits from previous year:+417

Antlerless Permits: 448
Any-Moose Permits: 44

NON-RESIDENT LOTTERY
Non-Resident Applicants: 17,757
  Non-Resident Permits Issued: 247
  Non-Resident Selection Rate: 1.4% (~1 permit for every 72 applicants)

RESIDENT LOTTERY
Resident Applicants: 39,428
  Resident Permits Issued: 2276
  Resident Selection Rate: 6% (~1 permit for every 17 applicants)


https://www.maine.gov/ifw/hunting-trapping/moose-permit.html
Accurate but also a bit misleading. Though there are 57,185 applications received, there are more than 57,185 "entries" in the lottery system because many applicants have accumulated preference points. For example, I have 6 preference points so, though I was one applicant, I had 6 chances in the lottery. None of my chances worked, so I'll be entering again next year.

FWIW, of all the non-residents, Pennsylvania had the most successful applicants.

From the list upthread, it would appear most of the PA winners got tags in the far northern part of the state, WMDs 1 through 6. Here's a map of the WMDs (which are not the same as WMAs, roughly the analog to an SGL): https://www.maine.gov/ifw/hunting-trapping/hunting-laws/wildlife-management-districts/wmd-map.html Areas 3 and 6 may have broccoli fields, which are a very good place to hunt b/c moose love broccoli and farmers don't love moose eating their cash crop.

Be exceptionally careful to stay within the WMD on the tag. Getting lost (easy on those woods roads) and taking a moose out of your assigned WMD means you lose the moose (at a minimum) and might get a significant violation on top of it, depending on the warden and the circumstances. It does happen.


The "sep", "oc1" and "oc2" tell you which week of the season your tag is valid. Viz.:

"SEP": WMD's 1 through 6, 10, 11, 18, 19, 27 and 28, September 23 - September 28, 2019

"OC1": WMD's 1 through 14, 17 through 19, 27, and 28, October 14 - October 19, 2019

"OC2": WMD's 1 through 6, October 28- November 2, 2019

Only one PA hunter (Mr. Murphy) drew area 16. https://www.maine.gov/ifw/docs/wmd/wmd16.pdf This means he can take any moose he encounters in the period November 4 - 30. (There's a reason areas 15 and 16 have such a long season - there aren't that many moose there b/c its relatively close to civilization.) Of course, that period is also the Maine deer season and there's a good bit of agriculture in that area, so ….


Good luck to all.
 
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