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New Hampshire 2010 moose permit auction now open

From the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department

-- New Hampshire’s second annual moose permit auction of five permits to the five highest bidders, is now open.  As the official nonprofit partner of the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department, the Foundation is authorized to auction the five permits. Deadline for receipt of auction bids is Aug. 4, and bids  will be opened Aug. 6.

"Proceeds from the auction allow the Foundation to both sustain and create important Fish and Game conservation, educational and outreach programs that help preserve our hunting, fishing and wildlife viewing traditions for the enjoyment of future generations," said Dr. Donald A. Normandeau, Foundation chairman.

To download an official bidder's packet, go to http://wildnh.com/foundation/moose_auction.html. Packets also may be requested by emailing the Foundation at coordinator@nhwildlifefoundation.org or by calling (603) 545-4873.

New Hampshire’s 2010 moose hunting season runs Oct. 16 to 24. The largest moose taken in 2009 at 940 lbs dressed weight,  was registered in Berlin, by one of the auction bid winners.

The 2009 moose auction garnered 66 bids from nine states. Bid winners came from New Hampshire, Maryland and Mississippi.  

Successful bidders in the 2010 auction will 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 2010 NH hunting license to accompany their moose permit.

Individuals who receive a permit in the 2010 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 New Hampshire hunts, can be found at http://www.huntnh.com/Hunting/Hunt_species/hunt_moose.htm.

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. To learn more about the Foundation, visit http://www.wildnh.com/foundation.

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