December 1, 2022

Applications Now Available for New Hampshire Moose Hunt

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If you haven’t already applied for the possibility of a moose permit for next season, now is the time to “git er done”. You can visit the Fish and Game web site and file online or print out an application form and mail it in. All applications must be received by midnight eastern time on May 26, 2006.

In 2005, 15,837 applicants entered the lottery for the chance to win
one of 525 permits issued for the moose season. Those who are lucky
enough to take part in the hunt have an excellent chance of success. About
three-fourths of New Hampshire permit holders get their moose. Permit
holders can choose another hunter of any age to accompany them on the
hunt, but only one moose may be taken per permit.

Each applicant can enter the moose hunt lottery once each year. A bonus
point system improves the chances for unsuccessful applicants who apply
each consecutive year. Hunters who get permits are not eligible to
enter the lottery for the following three years. It is not necessary to
have a current hunting license to enter the lottery, but hunters who are
offered and accept a permit must buy a $100 resident or $300 nonresident
moose hunt permit, as well as a New Hampshire hunting license.

Both state residents and nonresidents can enter the moose lottery. The
number of permits available to nonresidents is capped, based on the
prior year’s sales of nonresident hunting licenses (recently about 14 to
18 percent of the total). The chance of winning a New Hampshire moose
hunt permit is about 1 in 24 for residents, and 1 in 62 for
out-of-staters, giving New Hampshire some of the best odds in the nation for moose

The random drawing will take place on June 23, 2006