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May 21, 2010

Last Chance to Enter the 2010 Moose Hunt Lottery – Deadline Is May 28, 2010

Bufanga moose hunt 2009
"Thank you for the memories!" said Brian Bufagna (left) of Newton, NH, and Keith McCann (right) of Pelham, NH, after their successful 2009 moose hunt.

CONCORD, N.H. – Want a chance to hunt moose in New Hampshire this fall?  Then you better get moving!  The deadline for entering the 2010 New Hampshire Moose Hunt Lottery is Friday, May 28, 2010.  You may be one of 395 lucky hunters who will be drawn for New Hampshire moose hunting permits – a chance for the adventure of a lifetime.

It's easy to enter.  Visit to apply online or print a mail-in application, or pick up a lottery application from any license agent.  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. You don't need a current hunting license to enter.
A word to the wise:  If possible, do apply online; it greatly reduces the chance of leaving information off or making a mistake.  Late or incomplete applications are not accepted.  Don't wait until the last minute to apply; every year we hear from disappointed people who missed out on the lottery because they ran into problems with their computer or Internet connection.

Applications submitted by mail must be postmarked no later than midnight, May 28, 2010, to be eligible for the lottery.  If submitting a paper application by mail on May 28, take it to the post office and try to have it postmarked while you are there; just dropping it in a mailbox does not ensure that it will be postmarked by the deadline.
Take advantage of the bonus point system to improve your chance of winning. Unsuccessful applicants build up a point each year they apply.  Don’t miss a year, or you’ll lose your points!

New Hampshire continues to have some of the best odds in the nation for drawing a moose hunt permit.  The overall odds of being selected in last year's lottery were 1 in 22 for New Hampshire residents and 1 in 63 for nonresidents. 
Winners will be selected through a computerized random drawing on June 18, 2010.

New Hampshire’s 2010 moose hunt runs from October 16 to 24.  Find out more about moose hunting in New Hampshire, at

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