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Moose season starts Monday. Here’s what you need to know.

After record-breaking heat over the summer, and with the memory of a sun-drenched September moose season a year ago still fresh in biologists’ minds, it appears that this year’s moose hunt will begin with more traditional late-September conditions.

A total of 835 moose hunters will head into the woods early Monday morning on the first of four hunting sessions to be staged this year. Long-range forecasts for Aroostook County, where many of the hunters hold permits, call for low temperatures close to freezing early in the week and daytime highs in the 50s.

“Last year we had a record hot hunt with four days in a row that were warmer than 80 degrees,” said state moose biologist Lee Kantar of the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife. “[Next week] we’re going to have some very cold nights, which means that at legal hunting time in the morning it’s going to be prime hunting.”

To read the rest of “Moose season starts Monday. Here’s what you need to know.,” an article by contributing Bangor Daily News staff writer John Holyoke, please follow this link to the BDN online.

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