Online applications for the upcoming moose hunting season are now being taken. This year, the State of Maine is only accepting online applications.

On mainepublic.org they tell us applications are taken by the Maine Department of Inland and Wildlife and tens of thousands of people apply each year.

Last year the lowest number of permits was issued since 1998. The number last year was 2,080 but the state hasn’t decided on the number of permits for this year yet.

The moose hunt runs from Sept. 24 to Nov. 24. Hunters are only allowed to hunt moose in wildlife management districts where the moose hunt's open.

Applications must be completed by 11:59 pm (ET) on May 15, 2018 and the moose lottery drawing to be held in June 2018.

Go here to sign up: www20.maine.gov/online/moose/