The Department of Natural Resources’ annual moose license publicdraw is scheduled for Friday, June 25 at 11:30 a.m. Richard Hurlburt, Minister of Natural Resources, will participatein the license draw at the Strathlorne Forest Nursery inInverness County. This year’s moose hunt seasons will be held from Sept. 27 to Oct.2 and from Oct. 4 to Oct. 9. There is also a three-day winterseason from Dec. 14 to Dec. 16. The Department of Natural Resources went to a zone managementsystem in 2003 with the introduction of four zones in Victoriaand Inverness counties, the only counties in the province wheremoose hunting is permitted. A three-day limited hunt in Decemberwas added north of the Cape Breton Highlands National Park tohelp with the management of the moose population, which iscreating nuisance and safety issues for local communities andtraffic. A total of 11,354 applications were received. Three hundred andthirty-five licenses will be available, 25 of which are allocatedto the December hunt.