A lottery for 3,140 moose hunting permits will take place on
Thursday, June 17, at  L.L. Bean's flagship store in Freeport, Maine.

Bean will offer entertainment throughout the day. Events
begin at 11 a.m. and include a moose call
seminar, a
free archery range, and seminars on moose hunting. The lottery begins at
6 p.m.

Mac McKeever, L.L. Bean's senior public relations representative,
told the Portland Press Herald that the retailer wanted to host the
moose lottery for the Maine
Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife because moose hunting is
central to Maine.

“It means a lot. We were extremely honored and very flattered when our
wish was granted by the department,” McKeever said. “It's a monumental
event to do justice to this event, and also to the celebration of the
moose lottery. We've put together a terrific array of family oriented
activities … It's a great way to celebrate Maine's rich and
illustrious hunting and fishing heritage.”

“When you think of the Maine moose hunt, no animal is more symbolic to
Maine than the moose,” McKeever said. “And the moose hunt is an annual
tradition in Maine.”