2020 Moose Lottery Drawing Event

MackLegacy

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0 for 9, at least that’s how many years I think I’ve been in. Starting to lose count
 

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FYI: Non-Residents only got 4.5 % of the Sep Bull hunts, not the 8% they should have gotten
But they got 10% of the cow hunts and 9.4% of the Oct Bull hunts.
In total, only 43 NR got a Sep hunt. Should have been 76 according to the info IFW gave me before the drawing.
 

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FYI: Non-Residents only got 4.5 % of the Sep Bull hunts, not the 8% they should have gotten
But they got 10% of the cow hunts and 9.4% of the Oct Bull hunts.
In total, only 43 NR got a Sep hunt. Should have been 76 according to the info IFW gave me before the drawing.
I believe the reason why the NR permits are cut short is those are the tags they sell to the Maine Guides
The guides pay 1000-1500 bucks and then sell them to NR hunters for $15,000+
They dont take any out of the Maine resident allocations for guide tags.
 

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I believe the reason why the NR permits are cut short is those are the tags they sell to the Maine Guides
The guides pay 1000-1500 bucks and then sell them to NR hunters for $15,000+
They dont take any out of the Maine resident allocations for guide tags.
Thats when the NR permits went from 10% down to 8% (2 years ago I think)
Those came out of the 2% reduction.

In total NR got exactly 8% as expected, but only 4.5 % of Sept Bull and 10% of Oct Bull and Cow.
No non-resident that I talked to put a cow hunt as a higher preference over a bull hunt
 

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It does seem like a strange split, but the total is 8% of all permits which is in line with their goal. I wonder how the bull/cow distribution per zone and season impacts their allocation for non residents. For example do they try to shoot for X % for one or the other. If there are no cow permits for a zone or season, does that affect the model.
 

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I think that explains it.
Do ya think? What about all the lodges in 7-8-9? There isn’t even a sept season, so I would assume if a lodge got drawn in 8, they would get an 8 bull Oct as there is no sept season. They aren’t giving Lodge permits outside their zones are they? That alone I think would help the distribution of the 2% to be more oct based or at least help it be a split. Just thinking out loud.
 

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Do ya think? What about all the lodges in 7-8-9? There isn’t even a sept season, so I would assume if a lodge got drawn in 8, they would get an 8 bull Oct as there is no sept season. They aren’t giving Lodge permits outside their zones are they? That alone I think would help the distribution of the 2% to be more oct based or at least help it be a split. Just thinking out loud.
Good points for sure. Sometimes I think The Dept wants us to be so confused that we’ll stop asking questions
 

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I wonder if this drought continues if it will impact the moose and their locations during the hunt. It will probably come around, but bog holes and swamps are dry as a popcorn fart right now.
A guy made a comment to me 3 years ago......."we never get considerable snow fall until all the bogs and swamps are full". Well I've been paying attention the last few Novembers and I'll be a SOB but it's been true. Could it be coincidence ? Sure....... but we've had early snow the last 3 years and the bogs and swamps were full as hell before it came in.
 

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June 13 the Fed Ex truck showed up with my Hawk Crawler deer cart. Can't remember what I was doing but sat the cart in the garage. About 10 past one I remembered the moose drawing and sat down and plugged my headphones and tuned in. My buddy was texting me and must have sat there for 45 minutes with no luck. I decided to go out in the garage and assemble the deer cart. I had my cell phone with me and I was on the last bolt and I get a text from my buddy and he said I got a tag. I texted him back and said are you serious and he sent back Yes. Now I am pumped. I call him and he said yes I was picked but he missed the season and zone? I signed back on the drawing site and fast forwarded the drawing to about when he text me and about 15 minutes I saw my name for a Cow permit zone 5 the last week in October. This is my first permit and if it takes this long again I will be pushing 90 if I am still around. The last day of this hunt is also the first day of gun season for Deer. Cow in the morning and Buck in the afternoon?
 
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