NH Moose Hunt Lottery Bonus Point System
How does the bonus point
Starting with the 2004 lottery, unsuccessful applicants began
accumulating one bonus point for each consecutive year they applied. The
first year you apply, you have one chance; the second year, two chances,
and so on. The idea is that if you don't win this year, the bonus point system improves
your odds of winning in years to come.
Does that mean I have
twice the chance of winning in the second year?
No, but your odds will be a little better. It will be like getting
two tickets in a raffle instead of one. The reason your odds don't double
is because many of the other applicants also will have two chances.
What happens if I skip
If you skip entering the lottery one year, you lose all accrued
points. If you know you won't be hunting this year, but still want to
accrue a point, just indicate this on your completed application, but
you still need to apply (see next question - this is important). Those who are drawn and accept a moose
permit are not eligible to win a permit -- or accrue points -- for the following
Why does the application
ask if I wish to apply for a bonus point only?
If you know you won't be able to hunt this fall, you can opt
out of the lottery, but not lose your points. Consider carefully before
answering this question:
- A "Yes"answer means you
will not be entered in the lottery and will have no chance of receiving
a permit this year. You will keep your existing points and accrue one
point this year.
- A "No" answer to this question means you will
be entered in the lottery and may be drawn for a permit. Your points
will accrue normally.
If I don't have a driver's
license, what ID number do I use on the application?
The New Hampshire Department of Safety and motor-vehicle licensing
agencies in other states issue non-driver ID cards. The number on these
cards is the only number that may be substituted for a driver's license
What if my license or ID number
It's your responsibility to let N.H. Fish and Game know about
any change in your identification number (to make sure your points accrue