CONCORD, N.H. — The deadline for the 2012 N.H. Moose Hunt Auction is fast approaching, so if you want to try for a chance to hunt moose in New Hampshire this fall, this is your last chance! A total of five moose hunt permits are available through the annual auction, which benefits the Wildlife Heritage Foundation of New Hampshire. To download bid documents, visit http://www.nhwildlifefoundation.org. Bids must be received by Friday, August 3, 2012.
As the official nonprofit partner of the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department, the Wildlife Heritage Foundation of New Hampshire is authorized to auction up to five moose hunt permits to the five highest bidders. Proceeds help support critical fish and wildlife conservation and education programs of the N.H. Fish and Game Department, such as K-9 Search and Rescue; aerial trout stocking; improvements at Owl Brook Hunter Education Center; New Hampshire's celebration of National Hunting and Fishing Day; and Wild Times for Kids, a wildlife education publication for N.H. schoolchildren.
Last year, the auction garnered 24 bids from seven states, with the highest bid coming in at $8,500.
Successful bidders in the 2012 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 2012 N.H. hunting license to accompany their moose permit. A portion of a winning bid may be tax deductible as a charitable donation; check with your tax advisor.
Individuals who are offered a permit in the 2012 New Hampshire moose hunt lottery are not eligible to participate in the auction.
Additional information on moose hunting in New Hampshire, including rules, licenses, harvest information by WMU and a gallery of photos from successful N.H. moose hunts, can be found at http://www.huntnh.com/Hunting/Hunt_species/hunt_moose.htm.
The Wildlife Heritage Foundation of New Hampshire is the official nonprofit partner of the N.H. Fish and Game Department. The Foundation raises funds in support of the Department’s conservation and management of wildlife and natural places important to New Hampshire’s family traditions such as hiking, hunting, fishing and watching wildlife. Funding for the Foundation’s grant program comes from individual and corporate donors, fundraising events, and from the annual auction of fish and game permits and licenses. For more information please visit http://www.nhwildlifefoundation.org.