Maine moose hunting permit lottery anchors event to be held in downtown Bethel
Each year, over 60,000 sportsmen and women from around the state and the country enter a drawing to fulfill a dream: to hunt a Maine moose. The odds are long, with 3000-4000 people ultimately winning a permit annually. Many wait years before their names are chosen – and on June 12-14, 2015, thousands of hopeful hunters and their families will travel to Bethel in person to see if, this year, they will finally get their chance.
To welcome the crowd, the Bethel Area Chamber of Commerce and the UMaine 4-H Camp & Learning Center in Bryant Pond are organizing the Bethel Maine Moose Festival, presented by Cabela’s – three days of festivities in celebration of wildlife and the outdoor sporting lifestyle.