April 23, 2014

Maine 2013 Moose Hunting Harvest Data Available

As quiet as the onward march of the wooly black caterpillar on a warm summer night, the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife(MDIFW), posted on their website the 2013 Moose hunting harvest data.

Of the 4,110 moose permits issued, 2,978 hunters successfully took a moose. That’s a 72% success rate according to MDIFW information. In comparison to last season, 3,725 permits were issued, 2,937 moose were harvested, with a success rate of 79%. In simple English language, this means that with an added 385 moose permits over last season, only 41 more moose were harvested.

Over the past 9 moose hunting seasons, the success rate has averaged 74.88% and has varied from a low of 66% to a high of 82%.

2013 – 72%; 2012 – 79%; 2011 – 66%; 2010 – 75%; 2009 – 78%; 2008 – 74%; 2007 – 71%; 2006 – 82%; 2005 – 77%.

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