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Moose Lottery Deadline is May 26, 2017

Linda Verville: (603) 271-2461
Kristine Rines: (603) 744-5470

April 25, 2017

CONCORD, N.H. -- Whether you're applying online or with a paper application, don't wait until the last minute to apply! The deadline for entering the New Hampshire moose hunt lottery is May 26, 2017. It costs just $15 for residents and $25 for non-residents to enter the lottery (non-refundable). A total of 51 permits are proposed to be issued this year. The state's moose hunt will run from October 21 - 29, 2017. Last year, the statewide hunter success rate was 72%.


Each applicant can enter the lottery once a year. A bonus point system improves the chances for unsuccessful applicants who apply each consecutive year. Don't miss a year, or you'll lose your points! If you know you'll be unable to hunt this year, just apply for a bonus point only to continue to earn points. Hunters who are drawn and accept a permit are not eligible to enter the lottery or apply for a bonus point for the following three years.


Apply now by visiting, where you can apply online or print out a mail-in application. To minimize the chance of an error, applicants are encouraged to apply online at Lottery applications for 2017 must be postmarked or submitted online by midnight Eastern Time on May 26, 2017, or delivered to NH Fish and Game headquarters in Concord before 4:00 p.m. that day.


If you are submitting a paper application, allow yourself extra time in case your application is incomplete or not filled out properly. Every year, Fish and Game gets a few last-minute paper applications that cannot be corrected in time, as well as calls from disappointed folks who waited until the last minute to apply online and missed the deadline because of a computer glitch.  Don’t wait, apply now!


For more information on moose hunting in New Hampshire, visit

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