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Nancy Berliner, WHFNH Development Coordinator (603) 545-4873

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Five Highest Bids for the 2009 NH Moose Permit Auction Chosen to Benefit Wildlife Heritage Foundation of New Hampshire

CONCORD, N.H. -- The Wildlife Heritage Foundation of New Hampshire today announced the results of its first annual Moose Hunting Permit auction. In all, the Foundation received 66 bids from nine states, generating a total of more than $32,000 for the non-profit organization. Several of the winning bids came from New Hampshire. Proceeds from the auction will be used in support of the conservation and education efforts of the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department. 

"We're pleased that our first-ever moose permit auction was successful in providing proceeds that will be put to use to protect and sustain New Hampshire's traditional hunting, fishing and wildlife heritage for present and future generations," said Dr. Donald Normandeau, Chair of the Foundation. 

The auction of up to five moose hunting permits to benefit the work of the Foundation was authorized by the New Hampshire Legislature in 2009.  New Hampshire's auction is similar to big game auctions held in several states, including neighboring Maine and Vermont.

The Wildlife Heritage Foundation of New Hampshire is an official non-profit partner of the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department and is an independent 501(c) (3) organization.  Find out more about the Foundation and how you can support its conservation efforts at www.wildnh.com/foundation.

For more information, contact: Nancy Berliner, Development Coordinator, at (603) 545-4873; or write to: Wildlife Heritage Foundation of New Hampshire, P.O. Box 3993, Concord, NH 03302-3993.

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