Maine Biologists Propose 20% Increase in Moose Hunting Permits

Experts say the boost will help maintain a healthier moose population.

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Maine wildlife biologists have proposed a 20-percent increase in moose hunting permits for 2018, to 2,500 from 2,080 in 2017. They argue that the boost will help maintain a healthy moose population because a high density of animals can lead to problems with parasites and reproduction rates.