Moose (Alces alces)

A large moose (Alces alces) eating Geyer willow in the high country of the Rocky Mountains near Cameron Pass, Colorado in Jackson County in August of 2017.

Maine’s fabled “hunt of a lifetime,” the 42nd annual moose season, is in full swing. It kicked off a half hour before sunrise on Sept. 26. Before it’s over, more than 4,000 hunters and their respective subpermittees will be glassing the wetland edges, fir thickets and clear cuts in search of a trophy bull or cow.

As with any hunt, luck plays a big part — not only in drawing a tag out of a field of 70,000 hopeful hunters, but in finding the right critter in the allotted time period.

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