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Location: Exeter, NH
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NH Moose Hunt

Hi, I was recently chosen as an alternate for the NH moose hunt, and was lucky enough to be selected to receive a permit, but the only problem is that I was given a permit in an area I have never hunted before.
I was hoping someone out there could give me some advice as to where moose have been seen, or taken in NH WMU J1.
Any help would be greatly appreciated, as there is not much time left to completely scout the area, and I would really like to make the most of this opportunity.

Thanks,

Mike

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Joined: 09/10/2004
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NH Moose Hunt

While I haven't hunted NH since my teens back in the 70's, I still have family up around the the big woods near Lost Nation. My brother-in law's brother bagged the #2 moose in NH up there. Also, he's the best in pulling them out of the puckerbrush. He might shoot me for mentioning him, but he's the best at finding them and hauling them out after the hunt. Look in the Jeffersdon/Lancaster area for Mike McKillop, he might be able to help you.

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Location: Exeter, NH
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Thanks for the info! We have been doing so much scouting, I haven't had time for much else, so forgive me for responding so late.
We found a few areas that we are going to concentrate on, and hopefully bag one, and I might be contacting him!!
Thanks again.

Mike

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Congratulations on your permit. My in-laws live in J1. Some areas I'd look at are the logging road off of 16, across from Green Mountain Furnature. . that runs all the way to a bridge just out side of the center of ossipee. You can also run up the back of the mountain at castle in the clouds if you keep straight on that road instead of bearing right toward town. There are some good swampy areas in there and some cut areas they've been working at for 10 years now. The woods to the south side of 171 behind the shopping center are one possibility, but once you get to the tracks, I wouldn't cross if I were you. But that area off 16, I bet if you just spent a week straight in there, day in and day out, you'd get your moose.

I got a nice one up in E1 or 2 last year. . I forget which. . .Just off the Kank in Albany. Looks like they added an E3 this year. Close to 1000 lbs, 51" spread, 18 pts. Good luck to you. Let us know how you did.

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Location: Exeter, NH
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Thanks for the info!! I greatly appreciate it! We have been scouting every weekend, in the general area of Granite Rd. in Effingham, and we have also checked out the dirt road by White Mountain Furniture, down by Polly's crossing and saw alot of old sign, but nothing real fresh. Hopefully this cold snap we had recently will get them up and moving!
I'll let you know how we made out, Thanks Again!

Mike

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Location: Northern Maine
Joined: 11/01/2004
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So did you get one.I was lucky myself and got drawn for a bull moose tag up here in Maine and got a nice bull moose.

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Location: Exeter, NH
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Yup, sure did!! A nice 640 lb. bull.
My first one ever, and let me tell you, what an experience!!

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Location: Northern Maine
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Congradulations.Nice moose.Heres mine.

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Location: Exeter, NH
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Congrats!! Very Nice!!

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Congratulations to both of you. Where in J1 (NH) did you end up taking that one?

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Location: williamstown vt
Joined: 08/30/2003
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congrats to you both, fine looking animals.

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