NH Moose Hunt Lottery

Steve White gets the good news in the 2012 lottery
Moose hunter Steve White gets the good news he won a permit in 2012.

Moose hunting permits are offered to successful lottery applicants following a computer-generated random drawing. Anyone who obtained a moose permit in 2011, 2012, or 2013 is not eligible to obtain a permit in 2014.

Bonus Points: N.H. Fish and Game has a bonus point system to improve the chance of success for unsuccessful applicants who apply each year. Unsuccessful applicants accrue one point for each consecutive year that they apply for the lottery. Each point translates to a chance in the drawing. Don't forget: Applicants lose all accrued points if they do not apply to the lottery for one year, or if they are offered and accept a moose permit. Click here for more about the bonus point system.

Lottery Drawing/Unit Assignment
Permittee candidates are selected through a computer-generated random number draw. The 2014 drawing will take place on June 20, 2014.

Each applicant selected in the lottery drawing is assigned to hunt within a unit of his or her choice, except when the permit quota for that unit has already been filled. In cases where the quota in the applicant's first choice unit has been filled, the applicant will be assigned to the next unfilled unit of his or her choice, as indicated on the application. Applicants are considered for antlerless-only permits if no either-sex permits are available and the application indicates the applicant is willing to accept an antlerless-only permit. Any unit not ranked on the application form indicates that the applicant does not wish to hunt in that unit, even if it is the only unit where a permit quota has not yet been filled. Alternate candidates are selected to fill any permits not taken by the original applicants selected.

Notification of winners
Successful applicants are notified within 10 working days of the drawing. Moose hunting information packets are mailed in mid- August, and permits are mailed in mid-September.

If your name is drawn, a nonrefundable payment of $150 for residents and $500 for nonresidents must be postmarked no later than midnight July 18, 2014, or received at Fish and Game headquarters in Concord, N.H., no later than July 31, 2014. Failure to submit payment by the deadline will result in disqualification of the applicant and the permit will be offered to an alternate candidate.


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