When Is Moose Hunting Season?


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In states where moose hunting is legal, moose hunting season usually begins in August and lasts as late as November. Each state regulates the hunting of wildlife within its boundaries, including the start and end of the moose hunting season and the sale of moose hunting licenses.

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When Is Moose Hunting Season?
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In Maine, the 2015 moose hunting season begins with the controlled moose hunt on Aug. 17, expanding into the recreational moose hunt from Sept. 26 until the end of November. There are quotas on the size and number of moose that can be hunted in each district. Also, no more than 10 percent of a district's hunting permits can be given to non-residents.

The Alaskan moose hunt begins in August and ends in October for many areas. However, some late moose hunts remain open until November. Minnesota's Department of Natural Resources suspended moose hunting in the state in 2013 due to dwindling moose populations. As the moose population has not recovered, the ban remains in effect as of 2015.

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