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2011 New Hampshire moose hunt permit auction opens

From the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department

-- New Hampshire's third Annual Moose Permit Auction opened March 1 and continues through Aug. 3.

Proceeds from the Wildlife Heritage Foundation auction help support critical fish and wildlife conservation and education programs and facilities in the state. The Foundation is authorized to auction up to five permits to the five highest bidders.

Deadline for receipt of auction bids is Aug. 3 and bids will be opened Aug. 5. To download an official bidder's packet, go to http://www.nhwildlifefoundation.org. To request a packet, contact the Foundation by calling (603) 545-4873 or sending an email to coordinator@nhwildlifefoundation.org.

The 2011 moose hunting season in New Hampshire runs from Oct. 15 to 23.

Winners of the 2010 moose hunt auction raved about their New Hampshire hunting experience. All five got their moose. The 2010 auction garnered 24 bids from eleven states, with the highest bid at $8,600.

Successful bidders need to show proof of a previous hunting license or a certificate of completion of an approved hunter education training program. Winning auction permit holders will be able to harvest one moose of either sex in a wildlife management unit of their choice, and will be responsible for purchasing their own 2011 New Hampshire hunting license to accompany their moose permit.

Individuals who receive a permit in the 2011 New Hampshire moose hunt lottery are subject to the rules of the lottery, and will not be eligible to participate in the auction. A portion of a winning bid may be tax deductible as a charitable donation; potential bidders should check with their tax advisors to determine eligibility.

Additional information on moose hunting in New Hampshire, including rules, permits, licenses and a gallery of photos from successful N.H. hunts, can be found here.

As a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization, the Wildlife Heritage Foundation of New Hampshire raises money and works with wildlife professionals and conservation educators to fund the conservation of wildlife and natural places important to New Hampshire's family traditions such as hiking, hunting, fishing and watching wildlife. as institutions, and now provides access to PayPal through its website for donor convenience. To learn more about the Foundation call (603)545-4873 or visit http://www.nhwildlifefoundation.org.

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