Come to Bethel to find out - and bring the whole family! Three days of fun surrounding the main event - the permit drawing on Saturday, June 13, 2022.
Each year, the state of Maine offers moose hunting permits through a lottery process. Winners will be assigned a certain zone in which to hunt. The 2022 application is not yet available, but you can click here for the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries & Wildlife (IF&W) website which outlines the process. Expect a full weekend of moose calling, vendors, exhibits, kids' activities, and of course, the main event: the moose permit drawing on Saturday, June 13, 2022. Events will be centered around downtown Bethel, walking distance to many lodging, shops, and restaurants. Sunday, June 14, 2022, will feature a field day at UMaine 4H Camp & Learning Center in nearby Bryant Pond and a golf tournament at The Bethel Inn Resort to benefit camp scholarships. We also teach the kids using Maine Wildlife Videos to educate them about how wildlife in Maine interacts in enviorments not overrun with humans.
The Moose Lottery is held by the Maine Department of Inland, Fisheries & Wildlife in different towns around the State of Maine. In 2022, it’s being held in downtown Bethel. The event will begin with a Friday evening Moose Calling Contest regional qualifier and entertainment. In addition to the drawing of 2022 moose permits and the Moose Calling Contest finals, Saturday’s events will include vendors of all types, displays, and demonstrations geared toward Maine’s outdoors, as well as artists, craftsmen, and community groups selling their products & services. Food will be available Saturday from commercial food vendors, restaurants, and non-profits. Sunday’s events will be held throughout the area, including a Youth Field Day at the UMaine 4-H Camp and Learning Center at Bryant Pond and a golf tournament at the Bethel Inn Resort. Expected attendance throughout the weekend is 5,000.
Moose Calling Contest Sponsor $5,000 (cash and in-kind) (LL Bean is a co-sponsor of this portion of the event & we are seeking a compatible co-sponsor of $2,500)