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Wildlife Heritage Foundation of NHCONTACT:
Gail Huntting, Wildlife Heritage Foundation of New Hampshire
(603) 496-2778; coordinator@nhwildlifefoundation.org
July 19, 2013

Enter NH Moose Hunt Auction: Bid Deadline Is August 9, 2013

CONCORD, N.H. -- The deadline for the 2013 NH Moose Hunt Auction is fast approaching, so if you want a chance to hunt moose in New Hampshire this fall, it's time to get your bid in!  A total of five moose hunt permits are available through the annual auction, which benefits the Wildlife Heritage Foundation of New Hampshire.  Bids must be received by August 9, 2013. Official bid guidelines and documents can be downloaded from the Foundation's website at nhwildlifefoundation.org or by calling 603-496-2778.

NEW FOR 2013……the highest winning bidder will also win a 50% off coupon toward a state-of-the-art Redemption muzzleloader rifle of the winner's choice, courtesy of LHR Sporting Arms in Rochester, NH (lhrsportingarms.com).  The next four highest bidders will receive a free New Hampshire 2013 fishing, hunting, bear or turkey license of their choosing.

As the official nonprofit partner of the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department, the Foundation is authorized to auction up to five permits to the five highest bidders. Proceeds from the auction help support critical fish and wildlife conservation initiatives and education programs of the N.H. Fish and Game Department, such as Canine Search and Rescue, Barry Conservation Camp, Owl Brook Hunter Education Center, The Great Bay Discovery Center, Operation Game Thief, Orphan Bear Cub Rehabilitation Center, Karner Butterfly Restoration Program, study of river herring passage at Wadleigh Dam, aerial stocking of remote trout ponds, Operation Land Share, Low Plains Stewardship Endowment, 2013 North American Moose Conference, Wild Times for Kids magazine, and the National Hunting and Fishing Day N.H. Expo.

Last year, the auction garnered 12 bids from eleven states, with the highest bid at $8,750. Two of the winners came from New Hampshire, two from Massachusetts, and one from Pennsylvania. 

Successful bidders in the 2013 auction will need to show proof of a previous hunting license or a certificate of completion of an approved hunter education training program. Winning auction permit holders will be able to harvest one moose of either sex in a wildlife management unit of their choice, and will be responsible for purchasing their own 2013 New Hampshire hunting license to accompany their moose permit.  Individuals who received a permit in the 2013 New Hampshire moose hunt lottery are subject to the rules of the lottery, and will not be eligible to participate in the auction.  A portion of a winning bid may be tax deductible as a charitable donation; potential bidders should check with their tax advisors to determine eligibility.

Additional information on moose hunting in New Hampshire, including rules, permits, licenses and a gallery of photos from successful N.H. hunts, can be found at
huntnh.com/Hunting/Hunt_species/hunt_moose.htm.
     
Since its establishment in 2006, the Wildlife Foundation of New Hampshire has supported many Fish and Game projects through grants, donations and sponsorships.  The Foundation accepts tax-deductible donations throughout the year from individuals as well as institutions, and provides access to PayPal through its website for donor convenience. To learn more about the Foundation and how you can help, visit nhwildlifefoundation.org or call 603-496-2778.

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