MONTPELIER (AP) - The Vermont Department of Fish and Wildlife is extending the deadline for people to enter the lottery to win moose hunting permits.

The deadline was extended a week until June 17.

Fish and Wildlife Commissioner Louis Porter says giving people more time makes sense because many may be unaware the deadline is a month earlier this year.

The department normally receives more than 12,000 moose hunting applications.

Lottery applications are $10 for residents and $25 for nonresidents. Permit winners must purchase resident hunting permits for $100 or nonresident hunting permits for $350.

Vermont is going to issue 285 moose hunting permits by lottery for the regular Oct. 18-23 moose season and 50 permits for an archery moose season Oct. 1-7.