Hundreds of hunters — including some who drove hours — huddled under the big top at Maine's Kittery Trading Post for the annual drawing of the coveted moose hunting permits. 

This year, 2,140 permits were in the offing, including 205 that went to out-of-state residents at Saturday's drawing.

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David Geschke drove six hours from Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, and was rewarded by being present to hear his name drawn for the first time in the 11 years he's entered the lottery.

Geschke said the experience was "surreal."

Nearly 49,000 hunters entered the lottery, including 13,800 non-residents.

 

Maine IFW

Maine allotted 675 fewer permits than in 2015 — a 24 percent decrease — as state biologists try to meet demands for more moose in the woods.

A complete list of statewide winners can be found at the IFW winners page.

Next year, the Maine Moose Permit Lottery will be held in Caribou.

AROOSTOOK COUNTY WINNERS:

ADDINGTON, ALYSSA - MAPLETON

ALEXANDER, JAMES - BLAINE

AUDIBERT, DEIRDRE - EAGLE LAKE

 

BAKER, JASON - MAPLETON

BARNARD, CHARLES  - WASHBURN

BEAULIEU, ARLENE - VAN BUREN

BENNETT, TENLEY - EAGLE LAKE

BOIS, DYLAN - FRENCHVILLE

BONVILLE, DYLAN - CARIBOU

BOSSE, BRUCE - MADAWASKA

BOSSE, STEVE - ST. AGATHA

BOUCHARD, DEAN - MADAWASKA

BOUCHER, BRIEN - FORT KENT

BOUCHER, KYLE - MADAWASKA

BOULEY, JOHN - FORT KENT

BOULEY, RODNEY - FORT KENT

BOURGOINE, DANIEL - FORT FAIRFIELD

BRANNEN, WHITNEY - HOULTON

BRAUNEIS, DAVE - NEW SWEDEN

BRUNO, ELIZABETH - VAN BUREN

BURPEE, KALEB - OAKFIELD

 

CALDWELL, PAMELA - LIMESTONE

CAMPBELL, DEBBIE - LITTLETON

CARON, MIKE - CARIBOU

CASEY, MARY - ASHLAND

CHASE, ZACHARY - HOULTON

CHASSE, DONALD - SAINT AGATHA

CHASSE, SCOTT - MADAWASKA

CHRISTIANSON, BRANDI - PATTEN

CHURCHILL, BARRY - FORT FAIRFIELD

CLARK, DOUGLAS - WESTON

COBARRUVIAS, JOHANNA - PRESQUE ISLE

COBB, RONALD - WASHBURN

CONDON, JEFFREY - NEW LIMERICK

CONDON, MICHAEL - ASHLAND

CONLEY, TYLER - CARIBOU

CONROY, DYLAN - WOODLAND

COOK, JEREMY - MONTICELLO

COOK, SHANNON - ASHLAND

CORRIVEAU, MARIAH - SAINT DAVID

COTE, SHAWN - SAINT DAVID

COTY, GERALD - CARIBOU

CYR, DONAT - EAGLE LAKE

CYR, ESTHER - EAGLE LAKE

CYR, SANDRA - MADAWASKA

 

DAHLGREN, MICHELINE - ST DAVID

DAIGLE, RENA - SINCLAIR

DAIGLE, TOM - FORT KENT

DAMBOISE, FRANCIS - CARIBOU

DAVIS, ROBERT - EAGLE LAKE

DEANE, KIM - PORTAGE

DELISLE, CALEB - WALLAGRASS

DEMERCHANT, DAVID - PRESQUE ISLE

DESCHAINE, KEVIN - MADAWASKA

DICKINSON, ERIC - CARIBOU

DICKINSON, MARTHA - OAKFIELD

DIONNE, DYLAN - GRAND ISLE

DOAK, SAMANTHA - WASHBURN

DOODY, LANCE - PRESQUE ISLE

DREW, LINDSAY - PATTEN

DRISSEL, JUDY - PORTAGE LAKE

DUBE, DIANE - FRENCHVILLE

DUBE, MAURICE - FRENCHVILLE

DUMAIS, ALAIN - MADAWASKA

DUMOND, BETTY - PORTAGE LAKE

DUVAL, MELINDA - ASHLAND

 

EASTMAN, JAMES - ASHLAND

EMBLETON, PAUL - PRESQUE ISLE

 

FARLEY, MEGAN - WASHBURN

FAY, JEFFREY - OAKFIELD

FITZPATRICK PEABODY, ERICA - HOULTON

FORTIN, NORMAN - FRENCHVILLE

FOSTER, STEVEN - HOULTON

FOURNIER, LARRY - MADAWASKA

FREITAS, JOLLEEN - FORT FAIRFIELD

FULTON, ERIC - MARS HILL

 

GAGNON, BRIAN - VAN BUREN

GALLAGHER, RAYMOND - PATTEN

GARDINER, JAMES - CHAPMAN

GOGUEN, PATRICK - HOULTON

GOWELL, KATIE - PATTEN

GRAHAM, MARY - PRESQUE ISLE

GRANT, LUCAS - HOULTON

GRASS, JOHN - MONTICELLO

GRAVES, JOHN - PRESQUE ISLE

GUERETTE, MACK - CROSS LAKE

GUERRETTE, JAMES - FRENCHVILLE

GUIGGEY, THOMAS - SHERMAN

GUIMOND, SYLVIE - FORT KENT

 

HAFFORD, CALVIN - MASARDIS

HAFFORD, KATESSA - ALLAGASH

HARTT, CHARLOTTE - FORT KENT

HATCH, BRADY - ISLAND FALLS

HATHAWAY, GALEN - CARIBOU

HEBERT, KATIE - SAINT DAVID

HEBERT, STEVEN - MADAWASKA

HETHERINGTON, LARRY - HODGDON

HILTY, TITUS - SMYRNA

HOLMES, CHRISTOPHER - HOULTON

HOLMES, FREDERICK - SAINT AGATHA

HOWARD, GARY - WASHBURN

HOWE, DAVID - DANFORTH

HUNTER, E - CARIBOU

HUNTER, TERRENCE - ASHLAND

 

IRISH, LOANNE - WYTOPITLOCK

 

JACKSON, SUSAN - OAKFIELD

JACOBS, DANIEL - HOULTON

JALBERT, EMILY - CARIBOU

JANDREAU, CALEB - FORT KENT

JANDREAU, JOHN - WASHBURN

JANDREAU, LESTER - MAPLETON

JANOCH, DREW - MASARDIS

JOHNSTON, CHARLES - PRESQUE ISLE

 

KELLY, JOSEPH - SAINT FRANCIS

KELLY, TYLOR - ALLAGASH

KELSO, DAVID - MADAWASKA

KENDALL, GWEN - SAINT FRANCIS

KILCOLLINS, ROBBIE - CARIBOU

 

LABBE, DEBRA - EAGLE LAKE

LAGASSE, NATHAN - SAINT DAVID

LANGDO, GILBERT - GRAND ISLE

LANGLEY, MICHAEL - ASHLAND

LAPLANTE, KYLIE-MICHELLE - VAN BUREN

LAVOIE, PHILIP - CHAPMAN

LAVWAY, JEFFERY - MAPLETON

LEBLANC, BENJAMIN - MAPLETON

LIBBY, TYLER - FORT FAIRFIELD

LILLIS, THOMAS - MONTICELLO

LONG, TERRENCE - PRESQUE ISLE

LOVLEY, DAVID - PRESQUE ISLE

LOWELL, EMILY - CHAPMAN

LUGDON, EDGAR - EAGLE LAKE

LUSARDI, LYNN - CARIBOU

LYNG, CHRISTOPHER - WESTMANLAND

 

MACLAREN, BARRY - CRYSTAL

MADORE, CALIX - WINTERVILLE

MARTIN, JAMES - DANFORTH

MARTIN, SANDRA - MADAWASKA

MCBREAIRTY, FRANK - ALLAGASH

MCCABE, CHARLES - STOCKHOLM

MCCARTHY, HARRY - WOODLAND

MCCORMACK, JOSHUA - WOODLAND

MCCRUM, NICHOLAS - MARS HILL

MCDONALD, ETHAN - CARIBOU

MCDONALD, SUE - SHERMAN

MCMANN, PHILIP - FORT FAIRFIELD

MCNALLY, JOHN - PATTEN

MICHAUD, ADDISON - BRIDGEWATER

MICHAUD, NIKA - ST. AGATHA

MILLER, MATTHEW - HOULTON

MILLER, TYLER - EASTON

MOCKLER, CHRISTINE - CARIBOU

MORIN, KRISTIE - SAINT DAVID

MURPHY, PAMELA - MONTICELLO

 

NISSLEY, ANDREW - SHERMAN

 

OAKES, WARREN - ASHLAND

ORR, GARY - PRESQUE ISLE

OUELLETTE, DAVID - CARIBOU

OUELLETTE, DAWN - FORT KENT

OUELLETTE, JOHN - MADAWASKA

OUELLETTE, LANDEN - ST. DAVID

OUELLETTE, RONALD - SAINT DAVID

OUELLETTE, RONNIE - STOCKHOLM

 

PELLETIER, BRENT - SAINT FRANCIS

PELLETIER, DANIEL - ST DAVID

PELLETIER, GARY - MADAWASKA

PELLETIER, HERMAN - FORT KENT

PELLETIER, KEVIN - LIMESTONE

PELLETIER, PAMELA - FORT KENT

PELLETIER, TRISTAN - ASHLAND

PELLETIER, WAYNE - FORT KENT

PENDEXTER, NOLA - EASTON

PETERSON, FREDERIC - CROSS LAKE

PITRE, RANDY - CARIBOU

PLESSNER, ANDREW - MORRILL

PLOURDE, DUANE - WALLAGRASS

POMERLEAU, PRESTON - ASHLAND

POWERS, PATRICK - PRESQUE ISLE

PROVOST, ALOIS - HOULTON

PUTNAM, CODY-  CARY

 

RICCIARDI, SAMANTHA - EAGLE LAKE

RICHARD, EDWARD - BLAINE

RINGUETTE, SARAH - SAINT AGATHA

RIOUX, GUILDO - VAN BUREN

ROBINSON, KEVIN - ASHLAND

ROCHESTER, DAVID - PRESQUE ISLE

ROSSIGNOL, ANGIE - ST.AGATHA

ROSSIGNOL, TYLER-JOHN - MEDWAY

ROY, CLAUDE - ST. DAVID

ROY, J.GILBERT - MADAWASKA

 

SAUCIER, RUTH - EAGLE LAKE

SAUCIER, STEVEN - WINTERVILLE

SCHMIDT, JOHN - ISLAND FALLS

SHAW, DAVID - CARIBOU

SHAY, KRISTEN - DANFORTH

SHEPARD, LEROY - MAPLETON

SIROIS, AIDAN - FORT KENT

SIROIS, LENA - MADAWASKA

SMITH, JAMES - FORT FAIRFIELD

SOUCY, BRENDA - ALLAGASH

SOUCY, DALE - FORT KENT

SOUCY, JOSEPH - FORT KENT

SOUCY, RONNIE - GRAND ISLE

SPOONER, WENDELL - NEW SWEDEN

STARNER, KENNETH - PATTEN

STEEVES, CARROLL - CARIBOU

STEVENS, HAZEN - ASHLAND

STEWART, SANDRA - PORTAGE

STREETER, THOMAS - LITTLETON

SWAFFORD, RANDY - WOODLAND

 

TARDIF, KADEN - MAPLETON

TARDIF, ROBBIE - MAPLETON

THIBODEAU, DANNY - CARIBOU

THIBODEAU, JAMES - FORT KENT

TIDD, MATTHEW - LINNEUS

TILLEY, BURTON - WASHBURN

TURNER, RONALD - CHAPMAN

TUTTLE, KEVIN - NEW LIMERICK

 

URQUHART, CLIFTON - HOULTON

 

VIOLETTE, JORDAN - HOULTON

 

WALDEMARSON, CODY - CARIBOU

WARD, PATRICK - HODGDON

WYMAN, WILLIAM - DYER BROOK