A 5-month-old moose at the Maine Wildlife Park in Gray walks toward his feeding trough in October 2013. Credit: Aislinn Sarnacki | BDN

The Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife is accepting entries into its second “Keeper of the Maine Outdoors Experience” contest, and one lucky winner will receive a private behind-the-scenes tour of the Maine Wildlife Park in Gray.

According to a DIF&W press release, the tour will take place after hours, and department staffers and park gamekeepers will guide the winner and a friend around the park. They’ll get to see black bears, moose, deer, Canada lynx, cougars and learn how they’re cared for at the park.

The first experience the DIF&W gave away as part of this series: A chance to spend the day with Maine Warden Service K-9s and their handlers on a special training day. That contest drew more than 4,000 entrants.

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The DIF&W will select the contest winner from entries completed at www.KeeperoftheMaineOutdoors.com/giveaway. All entrants must be at least 18 years old. The deadline for entry is July 22.

Up for grabs later this year are a day on the water or in a fish hatchery with a state fisheries biologist, and a bear den visit with biologists during the winter months.

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John Holyoke

John Holyoke has been enjoying himself in Maine's great outdoors since he was a kid. He spent 28 years working for the BDN, including 19 years as the paper's outdoors columnist or outdoors editor. While...