moose in sunMoose Permit Auction

As part of a program to support the conservation of wildlife and natural places throughout the state, each year the Executive Director of the NH Fish and Game Department donates up to five moose hunting permits to the Wildlife Heritage Foundation of New Hampshire. The permits allow the holder to harvest one moose of either sex in a wildlife management unit of the holder’s choice during the moose season.

Proceeds from the auction of these permits are a major source of Foundation funding for grants to support the critical education and conservation programs of the NH Fish and Game Department.

2017 Moose Permit Auction Package

2016 WHFNH IMG_77092016 Auction & Hunt

Thank you to both of our Moose Permit Auction high bidders!  The auction raised $33,009 which has provided eight new grants supporting programs of NH Fish and Game.
Both hunters had great experiences. Our NH winner said: “I was ecstatic to have had the opportunity to harvest such a fantastic bull. He weighed 810 pounds and his antler spread was 59 ¾ inches.  It was a truly amazing hunt, and I would like to thank Northern New England Outfitters and my guide, Dustin Parent, for guiding me on a hunt that exceeded my expectations. The entire experience will be one that I will remember for a lifetime, and it wouldn’t have been possible without the Wildlife Heritage Foundation of New Hampshire.”  (Pictured in the photo is cameraman Mike Pestana.)
 
Our Massachusetts winner said it was another great hunt. He walked 8 to 12 miles a day and saw 9 cows and 10 bulls, but passed on them all. A long time moose hunter he was waiting for a bull with at least a 60″ spread, but he also believes that taking only larger, older bulls helps preserve the moose population until it recovers. And he will bid again next year he said!

Proceeds from the auction of these permits are the major source of Foundation funding for grants to support the critical education, conservation, wildlife and law enforcement programs of the NH Fish and Game Department.

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