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NH Moose Hunt Harvest and Success

New Hampshire's 2017 moose season wrapped up with hunters taking a total of 37 moose -- 25 bulls and 12 cows -- according to preliminary numbers from the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department Moose Biologist Kristine Rines.

 

That means that hunters achieved a 68.5% success rate during the 9-day season. A total of 54 hunters took part in the hunt -- 51 lottery permit holders, 1 medical deferment from last year, 1 permit auctioned off by the Wildlife Heritage Foundation of New Hampshire, and 1 Hunt of a Lifetime participant. In 2016, the overall success rate was 72%.

 

Around the state in 2017, preliminary numbers show moose hunters having an 80% success rate in the Connecticut Lakes Region; 71% in the North Region; 69% in the White Mountain Region; 100% in the Central Region; and 0% in the Southeast Region. No permits were issued in the Southwest Region.

 

Regional and Statewide NH Moose Hunt Success Rates
(percentage of hunters with permits)
REGION 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017*
CONNECTICUT LAKES

88

80

84

86

82

80

74

81

70 91 80
NORTH

81

83

91

90

76

82

87

79

82 81 71
WHITE MTNS

62

47

47

72

79

64

81

64

60 68 69
CENTRAL

61

68

62

67

63

52

48

68

90 50 100
SOUTHWEST

44

45

47

57

65

50

40

80

40 60 N/A**
SOUTHEAST

30

38

47

45

25

35

25

40

0 50 0
STATEWIDE

71

65

65

76

71

64

64

72

69 72 69

*preliminary **no permits issued

 

SUCCESS RATES BY PERMIT TYPE, SEX TAKEN UNDER ALL PERMITS,  AND BULL/COW RATIOS OF EITHER SEX PERMITS
REGION Either Sex Antlerless Only TOTAL BULLS TOTAL COWS EITHER SEX BULL/COW RATIOS
CONNECTICUT LAKES 80 N/A 7 1 7/1
NORTH 71 N/A 7 5 1.4/1
WHITE MTNS 69 N/A 7 4 1.75/1
CENTRAL 100 N/A 4 2 2/1
SOUTHWEST NA N/A --- --- ---
SOUTHEAST 0 N/A 0 0 N/A
STATEWIDE 68.5 N/A 25 12 2.1/1

 

2017 NH Moose Hunt Success Rates by Unit and Region
UNITS & REGIONS PERMITS ISSUED MOOSE TAKEN
(BY PERMIT TYPE)
 
EitherSex

Antlerless
Only

TOTAL
ISSUED
Either
Sex
Antlerless
Only
TOTAL
FILLED
SUCCESS
RATE
CT. LAKES
A1 2 0 2 2 N/A 2 100%
A2 8 0 8 6 N/A 6 75%
CT. LAKES 10 0 10 8 N/A 8 80%
NORTH
B 5 0 7 7 N/A 7 100%
C2 5 0 5 3 N/A 3 60%
D1 5 0 5 2 N/A 2 40%
NORTH 15 0 17 12 N/A 12 71%
WHITE MTNS
C1 5 0 5 3 N/A 3 60%
D2 2 0 2 2 N/A 2 100%
E1 2 0 2 2 N/A 2 100%
E2 2 0 3 0 N/A 0 0%
E3 2 0 2 2 N/A 2 100%
F 2 0 2 2 N/A 2 100%
WHITE MTNS 15 0 16 11 N/A 11 69%
CENTRAL
G 1 0 1 1 N/A 1 100%
H1 1 0 1 1 N/A 1 100%
I1 1 0 1 1 N/A 1 100%
I2 1 0 1 1 N/A 1 100%
J1 1 0 1 1 N/A 1 100%
J2 1 0 1 1 N/A 1 100%
CENTRAL 6 0 6 6 N/A 6 100%
SOUTHWEST
H2N 0 0 0 0 N/A 0 N/A
H2S 0 0 0 0 N/A 0 N/A
K 0 0 0 0 N/A 0 N/A
SOUTHWEST 0 0 0 0 N/A 0 N/A
SOUTHEAST
L 3 0 3 0 N/A 0 0%
M 2 0 2 0 N/A 0 0%
SOUTHEAST 5 0 5 0 N/A 0 0%
STATE TOTALS 51 0 54 37 N/A 37 68.50%

 

Note: Permit numbers may differ slightly from permits drawn in the lottery due to medical or military deferments, failure of permittees to meet eligibility requirements, and permits issued through the Hunt of a Lifetime Program and Wildlife Heritage Foundation of New Hampshire permit auction.