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Aug. 3 deadline for NH moose hunt auction bids

From New Hampshire Fish and Game Department

-- The deadline for entering New Hampshire’s moose hunt auction for one of five 2012 moose hunt permits is Aug. 3.

To download bid documents, visit

As the official nonprofit partner of the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department, the Wildlife Heritage Foundation of New Hampshire is authorized to auction up to five moose hunt permits to the five highest bidders.

Proceeds help support critical fish and wildlife conservation and education programs of the N.H. Fish and Game Department, such as K-9 Search and Rescue; aerial trout stocking; improvements at Owl Brook Hunter Education Center; New Hampshire's celebration of National Hunting and Fishing Day; and Wild Times for Kids, a wildlife education publication for N.H. schoolchildren. 

Last year, the auction received 24 bids from seven states, with the highest bid at $8,500. 

Successful bidders in the 2012 auction 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 a hunting license to accompany the moose permit.

A portion of a winning bid may be tax deductible as a charitable donation.

Individuals who are offered a permit in the 2012 New Hampshire moose hunt lottery are not eligible to participate in the auction. 

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

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