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May 21, 2014
Last Chance for the NH Moose Hunt Lottery
Deadline Is Friday, May 30, 2014
CONCORD, N.H. – If you haven't submitted an application and want a chance to hunt moose in New Hampshire this fall, then you better get moving! The deadline for entering the New Hampshire moose hunt lottery is Friday, May 30. The New Hampshire Fish and Game Department will offer permits to 124 lucky winners for New Hampshire's 2014 moose hunt, which runs from October 18 – 26. Last year's statewide hunter success rate for moose was 64%.
It's easy to enter. Visit huntnh.com to apply online or print out a mail-in application. You can also pick up a lottery application from any Fish and Game office or license agent. The entry fee is $15 for New Hampshire residents and $25 for nonresidents. Lottery applications for 2014 must be postmarked or submitted online by midnight Eastern Time, May 30, or delivered to N.H. Fish and Game headquarters in Concord before 4 p.m. that day.
Applications submitted by mail must be postmarked no later than midnight, May 30, 2014, to be eligible for the lottery. If submitting a paper application by mail on May 30, take it to the post office and try to have it postmarked while you are there; just dropping it in a mailbox does not ensure that it will be postmarked by the deadline.
A word to the wise: apply online if you can; it greatly reduces the chance of leaving information off or making a mistake. And please don't wait until the very last minute. Late or incomplete applications are not accepted. Applicants can enter the moose hunt lottery only once each year.
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!
Winners will be selected through a computerized random drawing announced on Friday, June 20, 2014.
For more information on moose hunting in New Hampshire, visit huntnh.com/Hunting/Hunt_species/hunt_moose.htm.
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