Moose Hunt Quick Facts
Here's a few interesting facts about New Hampshire's moose hunt:
- The heaviest moose taken in 2013 was a 920-lb. bull taken by Greg Mendenhall of Florida.
- Average dressed weight of all yearling bulls taken in 2013 was 438 pounds. The average dressed weight of all bulls aged 5.5 and older in 2013 was 736 pounds.
- The largest bull moose ever taken in N.H. weighed in at 1,040 pounds, dressed weight, taken in 1993. Live weight of this moose would have been approximately 1,400 pounds. The largest cow ever taken dressed at 815 pounds. These two animals came from Zone A2 and both were taken in 1993.
- Greatest antler spread measurement for moose taken in New Hampshire is 68.5 inches, taken in A-2 in 2010 by Jack Middleton.
- Moose have been taken with the use of conventional firearms and archery, handguns, muzzleloaders (including flintlocks) and the longbow. In 2013, 97% of hunters took their moose with regular rifle.
- 47% of the harvest occurred in the first 3 days of the 2013 season.