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May 11, 2010

Moose Lottery Deadline Is May 28, 2010 – Don't Miss Your Chance!

Lisa and Jeff Cantara - 2009 moose hunt
Lisa and Jeff Cantara -- moose hunt 2009

CONCORD, N.H. -- Want a chance to hunt moose in New Hampshire this fall?  Then get your application in for the 2010 New Hampshire Moose Hunt Lottery by Friday, May 28, 2010!  That's the deadline to enter to win one of 395 New Hampshire moose hunting permits.

It's easy to enter the moose lottery: just go to www.huntnh.com (where you can apply online or print out a mail-in application), or pick up a moose hunt lottery application from any fish and game license agent. The entry fee is $15 for New Hampshire residents and $25 for nonresidents (nonrefundable).

Moose hunt lottery applications submitted by mail must be postmarked no later than midnight, May 28, 2010, to be eligible for the lottery.  Each year, some applications are turned away because people miss the postmark deadline date. If submitting a paper application by mail on May 28, 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 28 deadline. 

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. (Don’t miss a year, or you’ll lose your points!) You do not need to have a current hunting license to enter the lottery. 

Please don’t wait until the last minute to apply.  Allow yourself a little extra time, just in case your paper application is incomplete or not filled out properly; if this happens before the deadline, the application is returned and, if there’s time, you can correct and resubmit. (Hint: applicants are encouraged to apply online at www.huntnh.com, since there is less chance of submitting an incomplete application online.)  Every year Fish and Game gets a few last-minute paper applications that cannot be corrected in time, as well as sad stories from people who waited until the last minute to apply online and missed the deadline because of a computer glitch.  Don’t let that disappointed person be you – enter today! 

This could be your year to get in on the adventure of a lifetime, a New Hampshire moose hunt. The moose season runs from October 16 to 24, 2010 (by permit only).  For more information on moose hunting in New Hampshire, including a gallery of successful hunts from previous years, visit www.huntnh.com/Hunting/Hunt_species/hunt_moose.htm.

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