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June 15, 2009

Moose Lottery Drawing Takes Place Friday, June 19, 2009

CONCORD, N.H. -- The annual drawing to select the lucky hunters who will be offered a permit to hunt moose in New Hampshire this fall will be held on Friday, June 19, 2009, at 9:00 a.m. at the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department, 11 Hazen Drive in Concord, N.H.  Fish and Game will issue 515 moose hunting permits this year.  The public and interested media are invited to be on hand to watch the excitement as the names are drawn.  Winners are selected through a computerized random drawing.

Radio personalities Peter St. James and Ken Cail will broadcast live from Fish and Game headquarters that morning from 6 - 10 a.m., with drawing results starting at 9 a.m. Tune in to radio station WTPL (107.7 FM), which can be heard from Nashua to the Lakes Region; or in the Upper Valley, the broadcast can be heard on 94.3 FM or 1400 AM.  The station will also stream the audio on its website, www.WTPLFM.com.

Lottery results will also be available online - official lists of winners and alternates will be posted on the Fish and Game website by 11:00 a.m. on Friday, June 19, 2009.  (Please be patient; the large spike in web traffic on lottery day sometimes causes download delays.)

Fish and Game logo merchandise will be available for purchase from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on moose lottery day (June 19, 2009), including a chance to pre-order the special edition 2009 moose hunt lottery T-shirt. (You don't have to win the lottery to buy a shirt; an online order form also will be posted on June 19, 2009.)  The sale is a great chance to get all your "moose wear" -- moose motif T-shirts, hooded sweatshirts, coolers, notepads and more - as well as Fish and Game logo camo hats and colorful, new-design "Wild N.H." T-shirts! 

More than 14,500 applicants entered the lottery for the chance to win a permit for the 2009 moose season, which runs from October 17 to 25, 2009.  In addition, more than 1,000 people submitted an application for a point only and are not included in the lottery.  (A bonus point system improves people's chances of winning for each consecutive year they enter and are not selected.)

For more about moose hunting in New Hampshire, visit www.wildlife.state.nh.us/Hunting/Hunt_species/hunt_moose.htm.

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