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April 29, 2009

HAVE YOU ENTERED THE N.H. MOOSE HUNT LOTTERY YET?

CONCORD, N.H. -- If you want a chance to hunt moose in New Hampshire this fall, then get your application in for the 2009 New Hampshire Moose Hunt Lottery by the Friday, May 29, 2009 deadline!  Enter to win one of 515 New Hampshire moose hunting permits at www.HuntNH.com, (you can apply online or print out a mail-in application) or pick up an application from any license agent. 

Applicants are encouraged to apply online, since there is less chance of submitting an incomplete application.  The entry fee is $15 for New Hampshire residents and $25 for nonresidents (nonrefundable).

Each applicant can enter the moose hunt lottery once each year.  A bonus point system improves the chances for unsuccessful applicants who apply each consecutive year.  New Hampshire still has some of the best odds in the nation for drawing a moose hunt permit.  It is not necessary to have a current hunting license to enter the lottery.  Don't miss a year, or you'll lose your points!  If the economy has you down, you can choose to apply for a point only on the application.  You will not be entered into the lottery, but you will accrue this year's bonus point and will not lose any points you may have already accrued. 

Don't wait until the last minute to apply.  If paper applications are incomplete or not filled out properly prior to the deadline, they are returned and, if there's time, you will have an opportunity to correct and resubmit the application before the deadline. Every year we get a few last-minute paper applications that can't be corrected in time.  Don't let that disappointed person be you! 

Applications submitted by mail must be postmarked no later than midnight, May 29, 2009, to be eligible for the lottery.  Each year, some applications are turned away because they miss the postmark deadline date. If submitting a paper application by mail on May 29th, deliver it to the post office and see if it can be postmarked while you are there; just dropping it in a mailbox does not ensure that it will be postmarked by the May 29 deadline. 

New Hampshire's moose hunt runs from October 17 to 25, 2009.  For more information on moose hunting in the Granite State, visit www.huntnh.com/Hunting/Hunt_species/hunt_moose.htm.

The New Hampshire Fish and Game Department is the guardian of the state's fish, wildlife and marine resources.  Visit www.huntnh.com.

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