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New Hampshire moose lottery applications close May 28

From the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department

-- Applications for the New Hampshire moose hunt  lottery cost $15 for residents and $25 for non-residents (nonrefundable), and are available online at http://www.huntnh.com or from any Fish and Game license agent.  The deadline for entering the 2010 lottery is May 28.  New Hampshire’s moose hunt runs from Oct. 16  to 24.

Permits are for the taking of either a male or female moose, giving hunters greater opportunities to fill their tags. Except in the Southeast region, the state still has large undeveloped areas in which to hunt.  New Hampshire’s current moose population is estimated at about 4,500 animals.  Last year, the statewide hunter success rate was 65 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!  Whether you have 1 point or the maximum number of points, you have a chance at being drawn in the lottery.  Hunters who are drawn and issued a permit are not eligible to enter the lottery or apply for a bonus point for the following three years.

Apply now by visiting N.H. Fish and Game at www.huntnh.com (you can apply online or print out a mail-in application).  Lottery applications for 2010 must be postmarked or submitted online by midnight eastern time, May 28 or delivered to N.H. Fish and Game headquarters in Concord before 4 p.m. Applicants are encouraged to apply online and early since there is less chance of submitting an incomplete application.

For more information on moose hunting in New Hampshire, visit www.huntnh.com/Hunting/Hunt_species/hunt_moose.htm.

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