If you haven’t submitted an application and want a chance to hunt moose in New Hampshire this fall, then you better get moving! The deadline for entering the New Hampshire moose hunt lottery is just a week away, Friday, May 31. This year, 275 lucky winners will be offered permits to participate in New Hampshire’s 2013 moose hunt, which runs from October 19 – 27. Last year’s statewide hunter success rate for moose was 64%.
It’s easy to enter. Visit http://www.huntnh.com to apply online or print out a mail-in application, or pick up a lottery application from any Fish and Game office or license agent. The entry fee is $15 for New Hampshire residents and $25 for nonresidents. Lottery applications for 2013 must be postmarked or submitted online by midnight Eastern Time, May 31, or delivered to N.H. Fish and Game headquarters in Concord before 4 p.m. that day.
Applications submitted by mail must be postmarked no later than midnight, May 31, 2013, to be eligible for the lottery. If submitting a paper application by mail on May 31, take it to the post office and try to have it postmarked while you are there; just dropping it in a mailbox does not ensure that it will be postmarked by the deadline.
A word to the wise: Apply online if you can; it greatly reduces the chance of leaving information off or making a mistake. And please don’t wait until the very last minute. Late or incomplete applications are not accepted. Applicants can enter the moose hunt lottery only once each 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!
Winners will be selected through a computerized random drawing on Friday, June 21, 2013.
For more information on moose hunting in New Hampshire, visit http://www.huntnh.com/Hunting/Hunt_species/hunt_moose.htm.
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