Entries being accepted for veterans moose lottery

The Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife has allocated 10 moose hunting permits for disabled veterans to participate in a controlled moose hunt in Aroostook County. The dates for the hunt are expected to be Sept. 14-23.

Last year, disabled veterans who were awarded permits were 100 percent successful in getting a moose with the help of guides. Dave Hentosh of Smoldering Lake Outfitters and Paul House of House in the Woods Military and Family Retreat in Lee and their friends will return this year as guides for the disabled veterans.

To qualify for the lottery, a Maine veteran must have the state disabled veterans hunting license issued by IF&W. All in-state applications will be placed in a lottery and the drawing for seven permits will take place on July 15.

Three permits will be given to non-resident “wounded warriors” who will join Maine’s disabled veterans in this year’s disabled veterans’ moose hunt.

The application for the lottery can be found on the IF&W and Bureau of Veterans Services websites. Veterans who cannot access the application online can call 430-6035 to receive an application by mail. All applications must be received by Maine Veterans’ Services no later than July 8.

For more information, go to and select 2011 Aroostook County controlled moose hunt.


Film about bicycle race to have first Maine showing

“Bicycle Dreams,” the award-winning feature-length documentary about the Race Across America (RAAM), will have its Maine premiere at 7 p.m. June 27 and 28 at the Frontier Cafe & Cinema.

Tickets are on sale at the Frontier for $10 in advance and $12 the day of the show. For ticket information, call 725-5222. To purchase advance tickets online, go to

The 30th edition of RAAM will be held from June 14-25, as racers travel 3,000 miles from Oceanside, Calif., to Annapolis, Md.


Flotation devices donated for pilot safety program

Cabela’s has partnered with the Maine Warden Service and donated 20 inflatable personal flotation devices (PFDs) for a pilot program on Sebago Lake to educate the public on safe boating.

Game wardens will have the PFDs on their patrol vessels to lend to violators for a day. Boaters in violation will be given the option of receiving a ticket or wearing a loaner PFD.