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AUGUSTA, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- Moose hunting season starts Monday in Northern and eastern Maine.
A record number of hunting permits have been granted this year in general, after a record season for moose hunters last year.
The northern part of the state has seen a higher moose population, so more permits are granted up there, but there are actually less granted in other parts of the state based on a lower population of moose.
Maine's moose population is estimated at under 70-thousand animals. This week, there are 950 hunters with permits.