Courtesy of Matt & Gary Simula

Oct 26, 2016 11:22 AM

NH moose hunters see 73 percent success rate during 9-day season

CONCORD— The 2016 moose hunting season has officially wrapped up, being just over a week long in N.H.

Figures show that 52 hunters succeeded in taking their moose during the 9-day season. With a total of 72 permits issued, that represents a statewide success rate of 72 percent. Last year, the overall success rate was only 69 percent.

The breakdown for the harvest this year was 45 bulls (adult male moose) and 7 cows (adult female moose). Final season results will be available upon completion of registration data entry and analysis, NH Fish and Game reports.

Around the Granite State this year, numbers show moose hunters having a 91 percent success rate in the Connecticut Lakes Region; 81 percent in the North Region; 68 percent in the White Mountain Region; 50 percent in the Central Region; 60 percent in the Southwest Region; and 50 percent in the Southeast Region.

More than 8,000 people entered the moose hunt lottery for a chance to win a permit for the N.H. moose hunt. Nearly 85 percent of the permits went to N.H. residents.

The overall odds of being drawn this year were 1 in 75 for state residents and 1 in 327 for nonresidents.

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