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NEWS: New Hampshire's moose hunt is nine days, starting the third Saturday in October. By permit only. Permits are distributed by lottery.
MOOSE LOTTERY "BONUS POINT SYSTEM"
The bonus point system is designed to give unsuccessful applicants a slightly better chance of obtaining a permit in future years. Here's how it works: unsuccessful lottery applicants accrue one point for each year that they apply for the lottery. Each point is equal to one "chance" in the lottery -- so, in your first application year, you have one chance. In your second year, you have two chances, while newcomers have only one... and so on.
Moose-lottery applications should be available on paper and online sometime in January -- sign up for our 'Moose Hunting' Newsletter above and we'll keep you posted!
Want to hunt moose in New Hampshire this year?
Get your moose lottery application in soon! The deadline for print and online applications is May 30, but getting the paperwork done early allows time to correct any errors found on your application.
New Hampshire is one of the few places in the U.S. where you can hunt moose, so the lottery is popular, with an average of 15,000 people applying from around the world annually for 485 permits.
“The odds are looking good so far this year,” says Karen Cleveland, data manager for Fish and Game, “because the number of applicants is down somewhat from our average.” The odds of winning a permit are already among the best in the nation for moose hunting -- about one in 25 for state residents and one in 50 for nonresidents in an average year. Those who do participate in the hunt have had a high success rate, about 73 percent in the past two years.
To enter the lottery, apply online at Fish and Game's website, or send in a non-refundable application fee of $10, along with a completed moose hunt lottery application (available online or at license agents statewide). Application fees are used to support moose management and research, including monitoring the moose population in the state, now about 6,000 animals. “Even if you don't win a chance to hunt this year, your application fees help us keep the moose program going,” says Cleveland.
Winners will be drawn during a computer-generated lottery on or near June 20. To be eligible, applications must be postmarked no later than May 30, or received at Fish and Game headquarters in Concord no later than 4 p.m. on Friday, May 30. Online applications must be submitted by 4 p.m. EST on May 30.
This Moose Season we will provide...
1 Fully Guided Hunts (lodging also available)
1 Semi-Guided Hunt (lodging also available)
Guided Scouting (through October 1st)
Field Reports (through October 15th)
We will provide only 1 FULLY GUIDED hunts for 2015 [Zones B (this is where we're located) C2, B, A2, A1 & C1 only so contact us early...
The Hunt: We will fully guide one lucky permit winning hunter (and his/her sub-permitee). We will spend ample time, during the weeks before the season opens, scouting in that assigned territory to ensure a quality experience for the lucky permit winner and sub-permitee.
What's Included: Fully guided. We will provide a means of getting your trophy out of the woods to our vehicle, transportation to a check-in station, and local butcher if desired.
License Requirement and Cost: Click here for NH hunting license rates. The state of NH also applies a surcharge to all permit winners of $100/residents and $300/non-residents.
Bag Limit: 1 per lottery winner. Lottery winner or his/her sub-permitee may shoot the moose.
Hunt Cost: $4,500
for a (up to) 7 day hunt with bull of greater than 45" guaranteed. (If we tell you to shoot and bull measures less than 45" or you don't get a shot at a > 45" bull then $2,000 of hunt cost is refunded).
Deposit Required: 50% of total cost due within 10 days of booking. The balance is due 30 days before hunt date. Deposits are necessary to hold your date(s) of hunting. Due to the fact that your deposit secures our services for a specific time; unless we can book someone in your place, it will not be refundable.
Items to Bring: Orange vest or hat, compass, hunting knife, waterproof outerwear, waterproof boots. Shotgun: 12 or 20 ga. with slugs, or preferably a rifle: anything that you shoot well -- .25 cal. and up recommended, or a bow, muzzleloader (.45 cal. and up only) or handgun (.44mag. and up only), flashlight, camera and plenty of film.
We will plan on spending time before the hunt with a group and also the second half of the hunt, if it's necessary. Which will include...
Field report about area moose, game-plan on where and how to hunt and we'll go over the results at the end of each day and get you poised to strike! If you don't harvest your moose during the first few days, then we'll join you on the fifth day of the season, for the remaining days of the season. You can't miss!
Deposit Required: 50% of total cost due within 10 days of booking. The balance is due 30 days before hunt date.
If you have won a lottery permit (Zones C2, B, A2, A1 & C1 only) and would like to spend a day with us scouting your area-- contact us. We will spend a full 8 hours with you choosing the most productive specific areas to hunt, including developing a game plan on how to hunt each area.
Don't have time to scout yourself? (Zones C2, B, A2, A1 & C1 only)
We'll provide you a detailed FIELD REPORT for your area including...
Detailed topographical map of specific 'higher moose concentration' area with 1-2 full pages of information about the moose in the area, hunting tactics, stand locations, etc. This has become very popular in recent years. You'll have the edge!