A young bull moose stands out against the vivid fall foliage of the North Maine Woods. Credit: Linda Coan O'Kresik

Welcome to the 2020 moose permit lottery, which is being held virtually without an audience for the first time due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The live stream of the drawing will begin at 1 p.m. on Saturday, June 13. Four Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife staffers will take turns reading the names of the 3,135 lucky hunters who will be allowed to hunt moose this fall.

After the live announcement has finished, the full list of winners will be available here.

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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...