AUGUSTA — The Maine Bureau of Veterans’ Services is accepting applications for the 2018 Disabled Veterans Controlled Moose Hunt held in Aroostook County.

Since the program’s inception in 2010, the bureau has partnered with the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries & Wildlife and Smoldering Lake Outfitters to issue hunting permits and essential equipment to participating veterans. The hunt, which is free for selected veterans, costs $50,000 to administer. Costs associated with the hunt include guiding services, essential adaptive equipment, meat processing, and travel and lodging.

The bureau has had success in recent years meeting its fundraising goals, and encourages local businesses, organizations, and individual contributors to donate toward the 2018 hunt. For related questions, contact Laura Allen at [email protected] or 430-5816.

Applications must be submitted to the Bureau of Veterans’ Services by 4 p.m. on Friday, May 4. For an application, visit maine.gov/veterans/benefits/recreational-licenses/veterans-moose-lottery.html.

Lottery results will be posted no earlier than Friday, May 25.


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