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2015 NH Moose Hunt Gallery

Congratulations to the successful hunters in 2015. Enjoy these photos from the 2015 moose hunt below.

 

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Paul Doucett Photo

Andrew Doucett with the moose he and his Dad took on October 18th.

On my birthday, June 26th, I was drawn for a moose permit for the 3rd time in my life. I have been submitting applications in Maine, NH, Vermont, and New Brunswick for the better part of 35 years. I quickly designated my 13 year old son Andrew as my sub-pernmittee and mailed in my permit fee. We were drawn for an either sex C1 tag and were scouting in the Stark area and White Mountain National Forest within a week of the drawing. We dedicated this hunt to my best friend Jeff whom with I had shared many many deer camps and 2 prior unsuccessful moose hunts. Jeff passed away in 2013 and was an incredible mentor and positive influence to Andrew. Fast forward to late August...long story short, I had to consider canceling the hunt due to recurrence with spinal issues that I thought were in the proverbial rear view mirror. Knowing that my physical limitations were fair at best, I decided to hire an outfitter based on recommendation from a very close friend of mine. We hired Northern NH Guide Service out of Gorham and it turned out to be one of the few times in life I hit the nail on the head the first time around. What a dedicated, knowledgable, and competent business! The 1 on 1 dedication we received from each and every employee of this outfit was beyond professional. We saw 5 moose during our hunt and took the 5th one, a mature bull at appx 4:50 pm on day 2...October 18th. He dressed 725 lbs and had a 49" spread with 25 points. It took several hours to get him out and we could not tag the bull until the next morning. We are forever in debt to the NH Fish and Game Department and Northern NH Guide Service for what was truly the hunt of a lifetime; our Pinnacle Moose! We butchered for 3 days and brought what we couldn't finish to a local butcher. The moose is currently being mounted in the Lakes Region. We are already saving up for a bear hunt with NNHGS and looking forward to the next time we can apply for a NH Moose permit! Thanks NHF&G! --Paul Doucett

 

Craig Church Photo
Craig Church Photo

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Rebecca McAlister

Gary and Rebecca McAlister with 620 lbs.cow.

My name is Rebecca McAlister and I was picked for the 2015 Moose hunt. My sub-permittee was my Father Gary McAlister. We live in Weare, NH and were fortunate to have Unit K. We hunted Saturday morning and 5 hours into the hunt we saw our first moose at about 70 yards away. My dad took the shot. It was a cow that weighted 620 pounds dressed. Thank for the once and a life time opportunity. --Rebecca McAlister

 

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Craig Church Photo

Craig Church of Berwick, PA and his daughter, Jennifer with his 550lb. dressed moose taken in Zone G.

I would like to say a BIG Thank You to the NH Fish & Game Dept. for a hunt of a lifetime! I was very fortunate to be guided by Bill Barrett's Guide Service out of Groton, NH, and to have my daughter Jennifer join me to video my hunt in place of a sub-permittee. Over the course of 3 1/2 days we hiked 28 miles through various terrain, and encountered snow, wind, rain and even some sunshine. I shot a bull moose on Wednesday at 11:52am in Zone G with a 444 Marlin at 91 yards. At the check station my moose weighed in at 550lbs dressed, 32" spread and was aged at 3 1/2 years old. Thanks again for this wonderful hunt and opportunity to fill my freezer! --Craig L Church

 

Craig Church Photo
Craig Church Photo

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Kevin Lewis Sr.

Kevin Lewis Sr. of Littleton, NH with his cow moose taken at Jericho Park in Berlin.

My cow moose hunt took place at Jericho Park in Berlin. Northern New Hampshire Guide Services put me on the moose right away. Within 20 minutes on opening morning at 7:07 am she was down. The cow dressed out at 725lbs. I figured that this was going to be a hunt of a lifetime and may be the only NH moose hunt I may go on so I wanted to do it right with a professional guide. I couldn't have been more pleased with my personal guide Dave Noyes and the entire operation. They told me there was absolutely nothing to worry about except making a good shot and they weren't lying. Every moose hunter in camp took a moose. --Kevin Lewis Sr.

 

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Kimmy and Glenn Lavoie

Kimmy and Glenn Lavoie of Littleton and their 790-pound, 4-1/2 year old bull moose with a 51-inch antler spread.

Kimmy and Glenn Lavoie of Littleton, NH took this 790-pound, 4 1/2 year old bull moose with a 51-inch antler spread early in the morning on Wednesday, October 21st. This was Kimmy’s first hunt. After being selected in the New Hampshire Moose Lottery, she successfully completed hunter's safety and spent many hours honing her shooting skills. During this self-guided hunt, the couple spent over 100 hours scouting in preparation, trekked more than 100 miles through the White Mountains, and experienced 75 total moose sightings. The Lavoie’s found success on day 5 of the hunt. NH Fish and Game have repeatedly proclaimed the moose hunt to be a once in a lifetime experience and the Lavoie's more than found this to be true while spending time together to complete their goal of a trophy bull moose. The Lavoie’s wish to say “thank you” to NH Fish and Game for the opportunity. They also appreciate all the help and support they received from their families and friends. Special thanks go to Bill Stearns, Tony Stearns, and Robert Stearns for their assistance.

 

Moose being pulled by quad.
Moose in truck.

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Darren Compton

Sean E Smas and his helpers with his 49 1/4 inch,780 lb. bull he shot during the 2015 NH Moose hunt.

Thank you to New Hampshire Fish and Game for the hunt of a lifetime. After spending the first few hours in our first spot without seeing any sign of the moose we had seen two weeks prior to the hunt, we decided to go to the spot Terry and I found Friday before moose season started. At eleven forty five, we came upon a bull moose alone. The hunt for me was a lifetime of great memories for me and my close friends. A huge thank you to Terry Williams JR and Shawn Denise for their time spent scouting and hunting with me. A huge thank you to The Streeter Family and Burt for pulling my 780 pound moose out. Thank you to my close friends Bobby Taylor and Chrystal Lewis. Another thank you goes to my wife Megan Smas and my little helper Connor Smas. I have to thank a special group of men who came to help me; Chris Dellinger, Joey Dellinger, Russell Haney, Tim Corey. Thank you can’t be said enough to these people for the help and all the kind words. My New Hampshire moose weighed in at seven hundred and eighty ponds with thirteen points and forty-nine and a quarter spread. -- Sean E. Smas, Piermont, NH

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Richard and Yvette Paris

Celebratting the 420 lb. cow taken in Zone E1.

A successful hunt with a beautiful 420lb. cow taken at first light on a crisp mountain morning.  Self-guided, do it yourself hunt in the White Mountains of NH. Great memories for a lifetime...and a full freezer for the upcoming year!!!

 

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Darren Compton

Nicholas Covey of Canaan Vermont with his 46 1/2 inch, 625 lb. bull he shot in Pittsburg during the 2015 NH Moose hunt.

Here is a picture of my Grandson Nicholas Covey of Canaan Vermont with his 46 1/2 inch 625 pound Bull he shot in Pittsburg during the 2015 NH Moose hunt. He was my sub-permittee for the hunt. He passed on a yearling bull and three cows before getting the opportunity at this fine NH bull. We would like to thank the NH Fish and Game for the opportunity to hunt this magnificent animal in the wilds of NH.

-- Ernest Covey, Clarksville, NH

 

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My son Paul (of Londonderry, NH) and I struck out on our cow-only moose hunt. We hunted primarily in the Long Pond area and Bowen Brook area. We saw a single bull first thing opening day and 2 young bulls with a cow later on. The moose were walking off the edge of a clear cut, but one of the bulls was covering most of the cow’s vitals so my son would not shoot for fear of wounding one or both of the animals. We never saw another moose for the rest of the week, 76 hours, but that’s hunting. My son Richard got these great pictures and a video of a bull that was shot just a few hundred yards from us on opening day off the north end of Long Pond. He sure was one happy hunter, as he had been applying for 20 years. This was the fourth permit for my two sons and I, with 3 bulls taken on the first 3 permits, so we certainly have no complaints. -- George LeVinus, Mechanicville, NY

 

Moose being pulled with horse
Moose being pulled with horse
Moose being pulled with horse
Moose being pulled with horse

 

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Darren Compton

Darren Compton of Greeley, PA, harvested this 41 1/4" bull moose in the White Mountains, Zone F.  The check station biologists estimated this mature bull to be 6.5 years old.

I passed a small bull on the first morning to hold out for a mature or trophy bull.  On the second morning, October 18, 2015, my guide, Travis Williams, vocalized a beautiful sequence of cow calls, followed by a couple bull grunt calls.  Immediately, we heard a bull start thrashing and raking the brush, let out a subtle grunt, and then charged in to 25 yards.  Before the sound of the rifle bark dissipated, the bull was on the ground.  My success is a direct result of boots on the ground scouting, great calling, and the guiding of Travis Williams.  Thanks go out to NH Fish & Game for the opportunity.  A special thanks to my biggest supporters, my wife Kelly, and daughters Courtney & Ava, and also to my sub-permittee Sean Lizotte, and his son and videographer Brady Lizotte, both of Maine.

 

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Richard and Yvette Paris

Richard & Yvette Paris of Auburn, NH with their 3 1/2 year old 625 lb. bull.

We would like to thank NH Fish & Game for the opportunity to participate in the 2015 moose hunt.  We also thank NH Guide Service and guide Gary LaFoe for putting us on an awesome 3 1/2 year old bull at 625 lb with a 46" spread in zone B.  Permittee Richard Paris, Sr., and his wife Yvette as subpermittee, had it down by 7:00 am.  It doesn't get any better than that for a hunting couple in their seventies.

 

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Phillip Brodeur

Phillip Brodeur of Claremont, NH with his 5 1/2 year old 790lb. bull taken in WMU I1.

Phillip Brodeur of Claremont, NH, had a very successful hunt on the first afternoon of the 2015 moose season in WMU I1.While hunting with my father Bill Brodeur as the subpermitee we harvested a beautiful bull. The bull's weight 790 pounds, 43.5" antler spread, 5.5 yrs old. We had many hours into scouting and it all paid off. Truly was the hunt of a lifetime that we will remember for the rest of lifes. Thank you to the NH Fish & Game for the opportunity to do this hunt. Also thank you to everyone else that helped with this hunt. 

 

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Phillip Brodeur

David and his son Aaron Smith of Franklin, NH, with their 810 lb. bull taken in WMU D1.

David Smith, of Franklin, NH, and son, Aaron, had this bull responding the first evening, but he wouldn't commit due to him being with another cow. They snuck in the following morning, where Aaron called the bull to within 35 yards, ending the hunt. David was the permittee, with Aaron as the sub-permittee. The bull weighed in at 810 lbs., with a 45.5" spread. It was taken in Area D-1.

 

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