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Lt. Robert Bryant: 603-271-3127
October 19, 2010

Moose Moved from Downtown Hampton, N.H.

CONCORD, N.H. – A young bull moose has been successfully tranquilized and is being moved from busy downtown Hampton, New Hampshire, where it has been the talk of the town since Sunday. N.H. Fish and Game wildlife biologists and Conservation Officers determined that the moose was in too congested an area to find its way back to the woods, making it necessary to transport and release the moose in suitable habitat further north. The moose, estimated to be 2.5 years old, appeared to be healthy. It spent most of the day Tuesday in a schoolyard.

Hampton Police Department, Hampton Fire/Rescue and Hampton Public Works Department personnel received many reports of the moose’s presence over the last couple of days and participated in the effort to move the moose.

As the guardian of the state’s fish, wildlife and marine resources, the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department works in partnership with the public to conserve, manage and protect these resources and their habitats. Visit

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