Hundreds flock to Skowhegan for annual moose permit lottery
SKOWHEGAN, Maine — In a town that sits as the gateway to some of the state’s moose-iest spots, more than 1,600 people gathered at the Skowhegan Fairgrounds on Saturday for what has become one of Maine’s can’t-miss spring events.
Saturday was the day — finally — that entrants in the Maine moose permit lottery got to find out if they were heading on the hunt of a lifetime this fall. And the organizers of the Skowhegan Moose Festival rolled out the red carpet for the traveling road show that the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife puts on each June.
And many in the audience left with the special treat they’d been hoping for.
Among them, Kurt Cressey of Orrington, who had never attended a moose permit lottery in the 38 unsuccessful years he’s been entering the drawing.
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