AUGUSTA – Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife Commissioner, Roland “Dan” Martin announced today that the annual Moose Lottery will be held on Thursday, June 12, 2008 at 6 p.m. at the Kittery Trading Post.

Since 1999, the Department has rotated the lottery throughout the state. Prior to 1999, it was always in Augusta. Over the past nine years, lotteries were held in Millinocket, Boothbay Harbor, Old Town, Bucksport, Scarborough (twice), Presque Isle, Rumford and Phippsburg.

“We are extremely pleased to host the Moose Lottery, and we plan on making it a great event to be enjoyed by the whole family,” said Fox Keim, Vice President of Hunting and Fishing at the Kittery Trading Post.

The event will be held outside in a large, enclosed tent at the Kittery Trading Post. Food will be available, and other surprises are being planned.

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“We’ve moved the drawing to all parts of the state so that people can have the opportunity to be part of it first hand,” stated Martin. “Nothing pleases us more than to have members in the audience react to being selected.”

Martin said that staff from IF&W including local biologists and game wardens will attend, giving hunters a chance to interact with state personnel.

Admission is free. In the past, the event has lasted approximately three hours. Kittery Trading Post is located on Route 1 in Kittery.

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