Linda Verville: (603) 271-2461
Kristine Rines: (603) 744-5470
March 29, 2013
Enter the Lottery Now for a Chance to Hunt Moose in N.H.
Don’t miss a year, or you’ll lose your points!
Paul Freeman, left, and Derek Betts-Levine, both of Strafford, had the hunt of a lifetime last October. Their moose was the biggest of the 2012 season, weighing in at 810 pounds.
CONCORD, N.H. -- If you want to hunt moose in New Hampshire this fall, now is the time to enter the lottery and try your luck on the adventure of a lifetime. Applications for the lottery cost $15 for residents and $25 for non-residents (nonrefundable) and are available online at huntnh.com or from any Fish and Game license agent. A total of 275 permits will be issued in this year’s lottery.
Apply now by visiting N.H. Fish and Game at huntnh.com, where you can apply online or print out a mail-in application. Lottery applications for 2013 must be postmarked or submitted online by midnight Eastern Time, May 31, 2013, or delivered to N.H. Fish and Game headquarters in Concord before 4 p.m. that day. Applicants are encouraged to apply online and early since there is less chance of submitting an incomplete application.
"New Hampshire offers a variety of quality moose hunting opportunities," said Kristine Rines, Moose Project Leader for the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department. “Whether you’re looking for a trophy bull, a wilderness hunting adventure or simply filling your freezer with meat, you can expect the moose hunt to fulfill your expectations, right here in New Hampshire. Most permits are for the taking of either a male or female, giving hunters greater opportunities to fill their tags, and, except in the Southeast region, the state still has large undeveloped areas in which to hunt.”
New Hampshire’s current moose population is estimated at about 4,500 animals. Last year, the statewide hunter success rate was 64%.
Each applicant can enter the lottery once a year. Everyone who enters the lottery has a chance at being drawn. A bonus point system improves the chances for unsuccessful applicants who apply each consecutive year. Don’t miss a year, or you’ll lose your points! Hunters who are drawn and accept a permit are not eligible to enter the lottery or apply for a bonus point for the following three years.
For more information on moose hunting in New Hampshire, visit huntnh.com/Hunting/Hunt_species/hunt_moose.htm.
The New Hampshire Fish and Game Department is the guardian of the state’s fish, wildlife and marine resources. Visit huntnh.com.
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