2013 Moose Mania in Greenville, Maine
33rd Moose Lottery
|View from the Black Frog Restaurant in Greenville. |
The historic Katahdin floats proudly.
Hunters last year bagged 2,937 moose out of the awarded 3,725 tags. An IF&W survey now estimates the moose population at more than 76,000 - up from 30,000 just a few years ago. Wow. What a difference from previous estimates.
|Maine has a high moose/vehicle collision rate. |
Interesting fact; The eyes of a moose do not shine like
that of a deer in the headlights.
|Currier's Flight service provides |
excellent float plane charters for those
who want to get a better view.
|The countless hours we spend in aircraft can yield some breathtaking views. |
The amount of moose sightings we see is also most amazing.
According to the department more than 52,000 applications were submitted for the 4,110 permits that were awarded.
|Lupen are one of Maine's finest wild Flowers. |
They are found around the landscape in abundance.
Colors are purple, white, blue and yellow.
The festivities at the event in Greenville, Maine on Moosehead Lake ranged from home-run derby for kids to local carving demonstrations for adults. Great food and good spirits were found in abundance. It truly was a time for friends and family to come together and enjoy this 33 year tradition.
(Jereme Thaxton Photography)