2009 Moose Auction Winner

Five Bid Winners Report Great New Hampshire Experiences in 2009

During the first year of the Wildlife Heritage Foundation’s N.H. moose permit auction (2009), four out of the five winning bidders reported successful hunts and everyone reported having a great time. Three bulls and one cow moose were taken by winning bidders. All hunts took place in the North Country, ranging from WMU A1 & A2 in the northern tip of the state, to WMU C1 in the northeastern corner of the state.

One very happy hunter, Joe Hill of Mississippi, took a bull that weighed 940 pounds dressed and sported a 57-inch antler spread on the fifth day of his hunt. As it turned out, his moose was the largest bull by weight taken during the 2009 season, according to the Fish and Game Department.

2009 New Hampshire Moose Hunt

Happy Hunter: High bidder Joe Hill (right) took the largest moose in the 2009 New Hampshire moose hunt. Also pictured are David Noyes (left) and Keith Roberge (center) of northern New Hampshire Guide Services.

Courtesy photo.

Additional Comments

“The really neat thing is that we have this particular moose on the 2009 pre-season moose video on our website,” said David Noyes, Hill’s sub-permittee and a guide with Northern NH Guide Services. “Joe was very happy and wanted to make sure that you all knew what a successful hunt he had. Keep up the good work.”

– David Noyes

“It was a beautiful hunt. I own 1,100 acres in Northern New Hampshire and so I hunted my own property.  I passed up 5 different opportunities to finally end up taking a bull moose with a 52-inch antler spread.  I hope to get the opportunity to bid on next year’s moose hunt.”

– Eric Olsen