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2011 New Hampshire Moose Hunt Permit Auction Opens

CONCORD, N.H. — The Wildlife Heritage Foundation of New
Hampshire officially opened its third Annual Moose Permit Auction
on March 1. As the official nonprofit partner of the New Hampshire
Fish and Game Department, the Foundation is authorized to auction
up to five permits to the five highest bidders. Proceeds from the
auction help support critical fish and wildlife conservation and
education programs and facilities of the N.H. Fish and Game
Department.

“Every year, the auction provides the Foundation with a way to
support Fish and Game programs and initiatives that are important
to the people of this state. It is critical that we find ways to
sustain wildlife conservation, education and outreach programs,
particularly for the youth of New Hampshire who are the future
stewards of our natural environment,” said Steve White, Foundation
Chairman.

Deadline for receipt of auction bids is August 3, 2011. Bids
will be opened on August 5, 2011. To download an official bidder’s
packet, go to http://www.nhwildlifefoundation.org. Packets also may
be requested by contacting the Foundation at
coordinator@nhwildlifefoundation.org or calling (603) 545-4873.

The 2011 moose hunting season in New Hampshire runs from October
15 – 23. Winners of last year’s N.H. moose hunt auction raved about
their New Hampshire hunting experience. All five got their moose.
Winning bidders Jennifer and Ludwig Boehler of New Jersey said this
of their 2010 hunt: “This moose hunt was an absolutely incredible
experience. Having hunted throughout most of the U.S. and Africa
several times, we compare this experience to those, and felt the
challenge, intrigue, and ultimate reward. Each of us harvested real
trophy moose. Jen’s measured 56 inches, 810 lbs. dressed, and mine
was 58 inches, 830 lbs. dressed. We rate this as one of our
favorite hunts.” The 2010 auction garnered 24 bids from eleven
states, with the highest bid at $8,600. The five winners came from
New Hampshire and New Jersey.

Successful bidders in the 2011 auction will need to show proof
of a previous hunting license or a certificate of completion of an
approved hunter education training program. Winning auction permit
holders will be able to harvest one moose of either sex in a
wildlife management unit of their choice, and will be responsible
for purchasing their own 2011 New Hampshire hunting license to
accompany their moose permit. Individuals who receive a permit in
the 2011 New Hampshire moose hunt lottery are subject to the rules
of the lottery, and will not be eligible to participate in the
auction. A portion of a winning bid may be tax deductible as a
charitable donation; potential bidders should check with their tax
advisors to determine eligibility.

Additional information on moose hunting in New Hampshire,
including rules, permits, licenses and a gallery of photos from
successful N.H. hunts, can be found at
http://www.huntnh.com/Hunting/Hunt_species/hunt_moose.htm.

 

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