Jun 19, 2017 9:26 AM
Here is one more chance to snag a 2017 NH moose hunting permit
Moose hunters have one more chance at picking up a 2017 permit through an annual auction.
The Wildlife Heritage Foundation of New Hampshire announces the launch of the 2017 NH Moose Permit Auction, its primary fundraiser to support the programs of the N.H. Fish and Game Department.
The successful bidder in the 2017 auction will be able to harvest one moose of either sex in most Wildlife Management Units. The exceptions are Units H2N, H2S and K, where permit issuance has been suspended.
The highest bidder in the auction will receive a free 2017 New Hampshire moose hunt permit, as well as a 2017 New Hampshire general hunting license.
Individuals who receive a permit in the 2017 New Hampshire open moose hunt lottery will not be eligible to participate in the auction.
Last year, the auction of two permits garnered bids from four states, with winning bids from New Hampshire and Massachusetts of $17,001.99 and $16,002.00.
Proceeds from the auction help support critical fish and wildlife conservation initiatives, along with education programs of the NH Fish and Game Department, such as freshwater angler surveys, fish hatchery improvements, deer decoy replacements, continued lynx camera studies, boardwalk replacement at Great Bay Discovery Center, landowner access programs, and Wild Times for Kids yearly newsletter.
Official bid guidelines and documents can be downloaded from the Foundation's website at www.nhwildlifeheritage.org or by calling (603) 496-2778. Sealed bids are due by August 11, 2017.