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75 percent of moose hunters fill tags during first two sessions of 2018 season

With two sessions of moose hunted completed, hunters have been enjoying above-average success thus far, with 1,508 of 2005 permit holders — 75.4 percent — filling their tags according to preliminary data.

Lee Kantar, moose biologist for the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife, said that during the first six-day session of moose hunting, which stretched from Sept. 24 until Sept. 29, 658 of 835 permit-holders — 79 percent — shot a moose.

The second six-day season, held Oct. 8-13, featured similar success, with 850 of 1,170 hunters (73 percent) filling their tags.

“[It] looks like both seasons there was an increase over last year,” Kantar said in an email.

 

 

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