From the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department
-- The Wildlife Heritage Foundation of New Hampshire announces a very successful auction this year, with 24 bids coming from eleven states, including Michigan, Wisconsin, Florida, Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, New York, Connecticut, Maine and New Hampshire.
A total of $39,430 was raised, with the five winning bids ranging from $7,025 to $8,600. Three out of the five winning bidders were from New Hampshire.
The moose hunt season is Oct. 16-24. Winners of the moose hunt permit auction are allowed to hunt in the Wildlife Management Unit of their choice, and may take either a cow or a bull. Winning bidders must secure a N.H. hunting license on their own.
The highest number of bidders came from New Hampshire, with New York, New Jersey and Florida next in line. The auction reached a wider audience this year through a national network of media outlets, according to Nancy Berliner, development consultant for the Foundation. Bidders could download bid documents from the Foundation's website for the first time this year. The winning bids total was $32,500.
The Fish and Game Department provides five moose hunting permits to the Foundation for auction, and funds generated are used by the Wildlife Heritage Foundation to fund Fish and Game conservation programs.