The 2016 Moose Permit Auction raised $33,009, providing funding for grants from the Foundation to wildlife, conservation, education and law enforcement programs of the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department.

Steve White, Chair of the Foundation, stated “these dedicated hunters  know the unique quality of the hunt in New Hampshire, and they provide the opportunity for the Foundation to support the variety of Fish and Game grant requests this year, especially with the majority of grants focused on education.”  The two bid winners were from NH and MA, with the NH winner stating “The entire experience will be one I will remember for a lifetime, and it wouldn’t have been possible without the Wildlife Heritage Foundation of NH.”

This year’s auction resulted in eight grants to NH Fish and Game:  Wild Times for Kids publication distributed to grades 3 through 6 in NH schools, two scholarships to the B.O.W. fall workshop, Part 2 of a study of the movement patterns of lobsters off the NH coast, a wild brook trout migration assessment, a Citizen Science Project website to collect data on NH’s rabbit species, registration costs for the Operation Game Thief committee to participate in the International Crimestoppers Conference to be held in NH in 2017, deer decoy replacements to aid in reducing poaching, and the sponsorship of the 2017 Discover Wild NH Day.


The Moose Permit Auction is the Foundation’s primary fundraiser, and we say thank you to the two top bidders for their support of our mission to preserve NH’s outdoor quality of life for generations to come!