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Last Chance to Enter the NH Moose Hunt Lottery

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

May 15, 2017

CONCORD, N.H. -- If you haven't submitted an application yet and want a chance to hunt moose in New Hampshire this fall, then you better get moving! The deadline for entering the New Hampshire moose hunt lottery is Friday, May 26, 2017.  The New Hampshire Fish and Game Department is proposing to offer permits to 51 lucky winners for New Hampshire's 2017 moose hunt, which runs from October 21-29. Last year's statewide hunter success rate for moose was 72%.


It's easy to enter. Visit to apply online or print out a mail-in application. You can also pick up a lottery application from any Fish and Game office or license agent. The entry fee is $15 for New Hampshire residents and $25 for nonresidents.


Applications to enter the lottery or to accrue a bonus point for 2017 must be postmarked or submitted online by midnight Eastern Time, May 26, or delivered to Fish and Game headquarters in Concord before 4 p.m. that day.


Applications submitted by mail must be postmarked no later than midnight, May 26, 2017, to be eligible for the lottery or to accrue a bonus point only. If submitting a paper application by mail on May 26, take it to the post office and have it postmarked while you are there; just dropping it in a mailbox does not ensure that it will be postmarked by the deadline.


  • A word to the wise: apply online if you can; it greatly reduces the chance of leaving information off or making a mistake.
  • Don't wait until the very last minute.
  • Late or incomplete applications are not accepted.
  • Applicants can enter the moose hunt lottery only once each 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!


Winners will be selected through a computerized random drawing to be held on Friday, June 16, 2017.


For more information on moose hunting in New Hampshire, visit


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