moose in sunMoose Permit Auction

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. Due to continuing efforts to protect and preserve the declining herd in New Hampshire, the Department has again reduced the number of public lottery permits, and the Director will issue only one permit for the Foundation’s auction.

2018 Moose Permit Auction Package

2017 Auction & Hunt

Thank you to our high bidder in the 2017 Moose Permit Auction with a bid of $20,999.99. These funds, together with donations from the production company of North Woods Law: New Hampshire and a private donation, provided 4 grants from the Wildlife Heritage Foundation of NH to support programs of the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department. Programs supported this year include Anti-Predation Projects at both Powder Mill Hatchery and New Hampton Hatchery, B.O.W. Scholarships, and the 2018 Discover Wild NH Day annual event.

Deborah Coffin, Chair of the Foundation, stated “the dedicated hunters who bid know the unique quality of the hunt in New Hampshire, and they provide the opportunity for the Foundation to support Fish and Game grant requests each year, this year in particular funds needed to protect the stock grown at Fish and Game hatcheries around the state.”

The winning bidder was from Massachusetts, but was unable to provide a photo. Having been a successful bidder in the past, he commented that the hunt was enjoyable as always and the moose plentiful in the region he hunted. Although he kept missing “the big one” he was hoping for, he was grateful for the opportunity the auction provided to bring one home.

 

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