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CONTACT:               
Linda Verville: (603) 271-2461                        FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Kristine Rines: (603) 744-5470                        June 6, 2012
Jane Vachon: (603) 271-3211

Moose Lottery Drawing Takes Place Friday, June 15, 2012

Vinnie Greco wins in 2011
Vinnie Greco reacts to having his name pulled in the 20011 lottery drawing.

CONCORD, N.H. -- The annual drawing to select the lucky hunters who will be offered a permit to hunt moose in New Hampshire this fall will be held on Friday, June 15, at 9:00 a.m. at the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department, 11 Hazen Drive in Concord, N.H.  Fish and Game will issue 275 moose hunting permits this year.  The public and interested media are invited to be on hand to watch the excitement as the names are drawn.  Winners are selected through a computerized random drawing.

Radio personalities Peter St. James and Ken Cail will broadcast live from Fish and Game headquarters that morning from 6:00 – 10:00 a.m., with the drawing starting at 9:00 a.m.

Radio personalities Peter St. James and Ken Cail will broadcast live from Fish and Game headquarters that morning from 6:00 – 10:00 a.m., with the drawing starting at 9:00 a.m. Tune in to radio station WTPL (107.7 FM), which can be heard from Nashua to the Lakes Region; or in the Upper Valley, the broadcast can be heard on 94.3 FM or 1400 AM.  The station will also stream the audio on its website, www.WTPLFM.com.

Lottery results will also be available online – official lists of winners and alternates will be posted on the Fish and Game website by 11:00 a.m. on Friday, June 15, 2012.  Please be patient; the large spike in web traffic on lottery day can cause download delays.

Limited-edition 2012 moose hunt T-shirts will be available again this summer.

More than 13,500 applicants entered the lottery for the chance to win a permit for the 2012 moose season.  In addition, more than 1,200 people will continue to accrue bonus points because they submitted an application for a point only, but are not included in the lottery this year.  The bonus point system improves your chance of winning for each consecutive year you enter and are not selected.

New Hampshire's 2012 moose hunt runs from October 20 to 28, 2012.  For more about moose hunting in New Hampshire, visit www.huntnh.com/Hunting/Hunt_species/hunt_moose.htm.

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