STATEWIDE — Maine’s annual moose hunt will start soon with more permits for hunters than the previous year.
The hunt began Monday in limited parts of the state.
The late September and early October moose hunt mostly takes place in the far northern and eastern parts of Maine.
The moose hunt ends briefly on Oct. 2.
Other stretches of the hunt take place in mid-October, late October, and November.
The state approved almost 3,500 moose permits for this season.
That was an increase of 11 percent from the previous year.