Concord, N.H. — As of Wednesday, October 19, 2011, a total of 212 moose had been taken in the 2011 New Hampshire moose hunt (147 bulls and 65 cows). That means that 52% of hunters holding moose permits had succeeded by the midway point in the state’s moose hunt, which is in line with a typical year. The nine-day season runs through Sunday, October 23, 2011.
Among the successful hunters was a pair of twin brothers, Wendell Kennett and Wayne Kennett of Charlestown, N.H., who bagged a bull in WMU A2 on October 17, their 64th birthday!
The rainy and somewhat warm weather has continued statewide, putting a bit of a damper on the hunt, though it’s been far less blustery and challenging than it was on opening weekend, according to N.H. Fish and Game’s moose project leader, Kristine Rines.
Nearly 14,000 people entered the 2011 moose hunt lottery, held last spring, for a chance to win one of the 395 permits drawn for the New Hampshire moose hunt.
Fish and Game manages New Hampshire’s moose population in accordance with density goals defined in its 2006-2015 moose management plan. This plan seeks to meet regional moose population goals by balancing and incorporating social, economic, public safety and ecological factors, using the best available science.
For more about moose hunting in New Hampshire, including a list of moose hunt check stations, visit http://www.huntnh.com/Hunting/Hunt_species/hunt_moose.htm.
The New Hampshire Fish and Game Department is the guardian of the state’s fish, wildlife and marine resources and their habitats. Visit http://www.huntnh.com.