Apply / Enter Here for the Maine Moose Hunt Lottery
2016 Moose Hunting Dates:
Week 1: September 25 to October 1 (Peak rut: bow or gun)
Week 2: October 9 to 15 (Post peak rut: gun preferred)
Week 3: October 24 - 29 Cow Moose
Contact us to swap your cow tag for a bull tag or to change zones.
OMM specializes in a small amount of WMD’s. This helps us to be able to scout in more detail and for you to be more successful. Our WMD’s are 1,2,3,4,5,6 (please list the zones on your application in the following order: 2,3,1,4,6,5). BULL ONLY (During 2015 a law passed to prohibit swaps among tag holders for money.)
||Sept. 26-Oct. 1
Moose Application Deadline: You can apply online until 11:59 PM on May 16, 2016. If you use a paper application, it must be postmarked by April 1, 2016, or delivered to 284 State Street in Augusta by 5:00 PM on April 1, 2016. Enter
Scroll down for Rates and Moose Hunt Information
In 2014, 2,785 residents and 310 nonresidents won permits to hunt moose. A total of 250 nonresidents were successful in their hunt (81% success rate). Out-of-state hunters came from 34 states (as far away as California) and 2 provinces (Nova Scotia and New Brunswick). The majority (18.7%) of out-of-state hunters came up from Pennsylvania. Resident success rates were 61% and when combined with the success by out-of-staters, the total success rate was 65% statewide. The higher success rate of out-of-state hunters, as compared to residents, may be attributed to the higher proportion of out-of-state hunters using registered Maine Guides for their hunt. Success rates over the last 10 years have been around 80%. Conditions for September and November were seasonable. However, multiple days in September and October were yet again unseasonably warm. (IF&W)
2010 Permits: 3,142
2011 Permits: 3,830
2012 Permits: 3,725
2013 Permits: 4,155
2014 Permits: 3,095
2015 Permits: 2,740
2016 Permits: 2,140 (Preliminary)
Bag and Possession Limit: One may be taken annually, by permit only. A moose hunting permit is required in addition to a hunting license.
|2016 Moose Lottery Winners Recreational Hunt:
September - October - November: Zone 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5 - 6;
Moose Hunting Rates:
Fully Guided Hunt: 2016 season- 6 day hunt at Eagle Lake Sporting Camps or Village $4,295.00; or outpost locations $4,695.00 - plus 9% state tax, state tag fee, big-game hunting license.
Includes: unsurpassed pre-season scouting by full-time guide / aircraft. Includes lodging and meals for the permit holder and sub-permittee. Private cabin / inn accommodations in the Village and at the State Reserve property. Outpost camp accommodations may involve shared tents / cabins unless other arrangements are made. Additional observers just $1,000.
Available in select zones: VIP hunts with multiple guides, enhanced scouting, and video. Rates from $5,295 to $10,000. VIP remote hunts from boats and outfitter camps for trophy bulls available at $12,995.
Included: Guide, transportation during the hunt, lodging, lounge, meeting rooms, all meals, non-alcoholic beverages, snacks, field dressing of game, transportation to processor and taxidermist, and evening fireside.
Not Included: Transportation to the lodge, license and tag, ammunition, tips, capping / skinning, meat processing, shipping, and taxidermy. Airport transportation available at $75 per person each way. Airport Transportation to the Outpost Lodge is $125 each way.
A 50% deposit is required to confirm dates. Some trips, arranged more than a year in advance, only require a 25% deposit. In this case, another 25% deposit is due in January the year of the trip.
Terms - Conditions - Cancellation
Auction Tag TROPHY Moose Hunt - 2017:
Call us to discuss bidding strategy and details for the 2017 Maine Moose Hunt Auction Tag. Winning bids for 2015 ranged from $11,610.00 to $13,000.00 This is a great value for someone seeking a trophy Canadian Moose!
September - October - November: Zone 2 - 3 - 6; Bull permits: $17,995. (plus tax and license fees) including tag, guide, recovery, and American Plan accommodations; additional observer at $1,000. Arrangements must be made before February 2, 2017. If you happen to also win the public lottery the tag fee is reduced to $584 for non-resident hunters.
This is a guaranteed tag and a great value compared to Alaska and Canada hunts. We have trophy bulls. You can plan your trip months in advance, drive your own vehicle, and bring home all the meat!
Guaranteed TAGS for 2016:
Now available: New Brunswick Guaranteed Lodge Tags - Call Now.
Maine Guaranteed Licensed Lodge Tags - a limited number of tags recently approved by the Legislature and only available from licensed American Plan Lodges may be available for 2017. Get on our waiting list for just $1,500. Fully guided hunt with American Plan accommodations is just $10,000 plus license and permit fee of $1,500. Call for more details.