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October 25, 2007       

Moose Hunt Update: Half of N.H. Moose Hunters Successful So Far

CONCORD, N.H. -- As of the end of the day on October 24, a total of 377 moose had been taken in the 2007 New Hampshire moose hunt (271 bulls and 106 cows).  That means that more than half (about 56%) of hunters holding moose permits had succeeded by the mid-way point in the state's moose hunt, slightly up from the 51% success rate hunters had achieved at this point in the moose season last year. The nine-day season runs through Sunday, October 28, 2007.

Cooler weather mid-week has created better conditions for moose hunting than existed over the opening weekend, when high temperatures kept moose hunkered down.  New Hampshire Fish and Game Department Moose Project Leader Kristine Rines has worked at the Berlin moose check station all week.  "One interesting thing is that it seems like we've had an unusually large number of women hunters succeeding in the moose hunt this year, which is great to see," said Rines.

The largest bull taken to date weighed 900 pounds and was taken in WMU A-1 by David Giguere of Epsom, N.H.  The largest cow taken so far weighed in at 730 pounds and was taken in WMU B by Donald Hamilton of Groveton, N.H.

A record 16,779 people entered the 2007 lottery for a chance to be offered one of the 675 permits issued to hunt moose this year in the Granite State.  

For more on moose hunting in New Hampshire, click here.

The New Hampshire Fish and Game Department is the guardian of the state's fish, wildlife and marine resources and their habitats.

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