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Annual, historic NH moose lottery

From New Hampshire Fish and Game Department 

-- Want to hunt moose in New Hampshire this fall? The deadline for entering the New Hampshire moose hunt lottery is May 30, 2014. 

It costs just $15 for residents and $25 for nonresidents to enter the lottery for one of 124 permits to be issued. The state's moose hunt will run from Oct. 18 to 26. In 2013, the statewide hunter success rate was 64 percent.

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. 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 by visiting where you can apply online or print out a mail-in application.  Lottery applications for 2014 must be postmarked or submitted online by midnight Eastern Time, May 30, 2014, or delivered to N.H. Fish and Game headquarters in Concord before 4 p.m. that day.

To minimize the chance of an error, applicants are encouraged to apply online.

Allow extra time if mailing an application in the even the form is incomplete or not filled out properly. If this happens before the deadline, the application will be returned to be corrected and resubmitted.

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. 

For more information on moose hunting in New Hampshire, click here.

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