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Wildlife Heritage auctioning 5 NH moose hunt permits

From the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department

-- Prospective New Hampshire moose hunters have a shot at one of the 5 hunt permits currently open for auction bids.  

The Wildlife Heritage Foundation of New Hampshire is auctioning the five moose hunting permits for 2010 as part of a program to support the conservation of wildlife and natural places throughout the state. The permits will allow the holder to harvest one moose of either sex in a wildlife management unit of the holder's choice. All auction proceeds benefit the Wildlife Heritage Foundation of New Hampshire.

To download an official bidder's packet, visit http://www.wildnh.com/foundation or write to the Wildlife Heritage Foundation of NH, PO Box 3993, Concord, NH 03301, or email coordinator@nhwildlifefoundation.org. Deadline for receipt of bids is Aug. 4. Bids will be opened on Aug. 6.

Successful bidders need to show proof of a previous hunting license or a certificate of completion of an approved hunter education training program. Individuals who received a permit in the 2010 New Hampshire moose hunt lottery are not eligible to participate in the auction.

One of last year's auction permit winners was Joe Hill of Brandon, Miss., the hunter who took the largest moose of the season. His bull weighed 940 pounds dressed out (approximate live weight 1,372 pounds) and was taken in WMU B.

Moose hunting season in New Hampshire is  October 16-24. For more information about hunting moose in the Granite State visit  http://www.huntnh.com/Hunting/Hunt_species/hunt_moose.htm.

The Wildlife Heritage Foundation of New Hampshire is the official nonprofit partner of the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department. The Foundation raises money and works with wildlife professionals and conservation education partners to fund the Department's conservation of wildlife and natural places important to New Hampshire's family traditions such as hiking, hunting, fishing and watching wildlife.

In recent years, the Foundation has supported publication of Wild Times for Kids, improvements at the Owl Brook Hunter Education Center, the Department's landowner relations program, Discover WILD New Hampshire Day and the National Hunting and Fishing Day Expo.

Funding for the Foundation's grant program comes from individual and corporate donors, and from the annual auctioning of fish and game permits and licenses. In most cases, contributions to the Foundation are tax deductible. The Foundation accepts general and targeted cash donations, as well as annuities and endowments. To learn more about the Foundation and how you can help conserve New Hampshire's wildlife and wild places, visit http://www.wildnh.com/foundation.

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