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Thursday, October 25, 2012

Half of NH Moose Hunters Successful at Season Midpoint

Felipe Garcia 2012 moose hunt
On Tuesday morning at 7 am, walking in to the “stand,” Felipe Garcia (Milton NH) connected with this 510 lb., 2.5-year-old moose! - Frank Culbertson, Lyndeboro

CONCORD, N.H. -- As of Wednesday, October 24, 2012, a total of 141 moose had been taken in the 2012 New Hampshire moose hunt (84 bulls and 57 cows). That means that half (50%) of the 281 hunters holding moose permits had succeeded by the midway point in the state’s moose hunt, which is in line with a typical year. (Last year, 55% of hunters had gotten their moose by this point in the season.) The nine-day season runs through Sunday, October 28, 2012.

The weather has been on the warm side, but moose hunters have been taking advantage of cool morning temperatures, according to N.H. Fish and Game Moose Project Leader, Kristine Rines. Some hunters have reported seeing sparring bulls.

New Hampshire’s nine-day moose hunt continues through Sunday, October 28, 2012. This year, more than 13,400 people entered the moose hunt lottery for a chance to win a permit for the New Hampshire moose hunt.

Get into the spirit of the adventure with a limited-edition 2012 New Hampshire moose hunt commemorative shirt, available (through November 23, 2012) at

For more about moose hunting in New Hampshire, including a list of check stations and a photo gallery of successful moose hunters, visit

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

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