Enter NH Moose Hunt Auction - Bid Deadline Is August 8


CONTACT:          
Gail Huntting, Wildlife Heritage Foundation of NH
(603) 496-2778; admin@nhwildlifeheritage.org

July 17, 2014

CONCORD, N.H. -- The deadline for the 2014 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! Two moose hunt permits are available through the annual auction, which benefits the Wildlifemoose hunters Heritage Foundation of New Hampshire.  Bids must be received by August 8, 2014. Official bid guidelines and documents can be downloaded from the Foundation's website at nhwildlifeheritage.org or by calling 603-496-2778.

UPDATE ON SPECIAL FOR 2014….Courtesy of LHR Sporting Arms, Rochester, NH, the highest winning bidder was to receive a 50% off coupon towards the LHR's new RCF Centerfire Rifle.  This newly designed rifle has the option of 7 interchangeable barrel configurations on one receiver, and changes easily without tools in under a minute!   Due to an unanticipated production delay, the RCF Centerfire Rifle will not be available until mid-2015, so we are offering the winning bidder a free LHR Muzzleloader of their choice, or he or she can choose to wait for a free RCF Centerfire Rifle when it becomes available next year.  The next four highest bidders will receive a free New Hampshire 2014 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 & Rescue, Barry Conservation Camp, Owl Brook Hunter Education Center, The Great Bay Discovery Center, Operation Game Thief, Orphan Bear Cub Rehabilitation Center, Karner Blue Butterfly Restoration Program, 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 19 bids from nine states, with the highest bid at $10,000. Winners came from New Hampshire, Massachusetts, New York, Wisconsin and Washington. 

Successful bidders in the 2014 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 2014 New Hampshire hunting license to accompany their moose permit.  Individuals who received a permit in the 2014 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, and licenses and can be found at http://www.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 nhwildlifeheritage.org or call 603-496-2778.

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