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NH Moose Population and Management

moose map

 

Region

Moose Density1 (moose / sq. mile)

Ct. Lakes

1.62

North

0.62

White Mtns.

0.41

Central

0.20

Southwest

0.18

Southeast

0.08

1Estimated moose density/mi2 extrapolated from moose seen per 100 hunter hours during the deer hunter mail surveys, 2019 & 2020.

 

Moose occur statewide in New Hampshire and the population is monitored at the regional level. The statewide population is approximately 3,300 moose.

 

Moose abundance declines from north to south due to changes in the quality and quantity of moose habitat.

 

Moose management goals in New Hampshire are detailed in the 2016-2025 Game Management Plan and include:

 

  • Managing for a level of moose abundance that balances ecological factors and the desires of residents.
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  • Maintaining good physical condition of moose and a balanced sex ratio in the population.
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  • Educating the public to further appreciation and understanding.
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  • Conserving and enhancing moose habitat by working with federal and private partners.