Moose Hunting News

Utah Residents Apply for a 2012 Sportsman Permit

Applications for Utah's most prized hunting permits accepted soon.

You can apply for next year's most prized Utah big game hunting permits—2012 sportsman permits—starting Nov. 1.

Moose Hunt Update: 52% of New Hampshire Moose Hunters Successful so Far

As of Wednesday, October 19, 2011, a total of 212 moose had been taken in the 2011 New Hampshire moose hunt (147 bulls and 65 cows). That means that 52% of hunters holding moose permits had succeeded by the midway point in the state’s moose hunt, which is in line with a typical year. The nine-day season runs through Sunday, October 23, 2011.

Among the successful hunters was a pair of twin brothers, Wendell Kennett and Wayne Kennett of Charlestown, N.H., who bagged a bull in WMU A2 on October 17, their 64th birthday!

New Hampshire Moose Hunt Opening Weekend Brings 27% Success

More than a quarter of New Hampshire’s moose hunters were successful during the first two days of the season, achieving a 27% success rate on the opening weekend of the hunt. On Saturday and Sunday (October 15 and 16), a total of 111 moose were taken by moose hunters statewide – 75 bulls and 36 cows. The success rate was down from 37% during opening weekend in 2010.

New Hampshire Moose Hunt is October 15 – 23, 2011

For nine exciting days, from October 15 to 23, 2011, lucky moose permit holders and their hunting partners will have the experience of a lifetime taking part in New Hampshire’s annual moose hunt. A total of 395 permit holders were drawn in this year’s lottery, randomly selected by computer from a pool of nearly 14,000 applicants.

New York DEC Warns Motorists to be Alert for Moose in the Adirondacks

Motorists should be especially alert for moose on roadways in the Adirondacks and surrounding areas at this time of year, warns the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC).

Early fall is the breeding season for moose in northern New York. During this time moose are wandering looking for mates, leading them to areas where they are not typically seen. While this improves the opportunities for people to enjoy sighting of a moose, it also increases the danger of colliding with one on the roadway.

Minnesota Moose Hunters in Zones Impacted by Pagami Creek Fire Offered a Choice

Participants in this fall’s bulls-only moose hunt can choose to have their licenses refunded and reinstated for a future hunt if the Pagami Creek fire in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness has impacted or limited access to the zone in which they are authorized to hunt.

Moose hunting zones affected by this decision are zones 20, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 61, 62, 63, 64, 77 and 80.

Michigan Moose Hunting Advisory Council Recommends Limited Hunt to Natural Resources Commission

The Moose Hunting Advisory Council presented a report to the Michigan Natural Resources Commission Thursday in Sault Ste. Marie, recommending a limited moose hunting season in the western Upper Peninsula, the Department of Natural Resources said today.

New Hampshire Moose Permit Auction Results Better in 2011

The Wildlife Heritage Foundation of New Hampshire has announced results of a highly successful moose hunt permit auction this year, with 24 bids coming from seven states, including New Hampshire, Michigan, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Mississippi and Maine. A total of $40,726 was raised, with the five winning bids ranging from $7,888 to $8,500. In 2010, the total of winning bids came to $39,430. The highest number of bidders came from New Hampshire, with Massachusetts and Mississippi next in line.

New Brunswick Moose Draw Results Available

The results of the 2011 moose licence draw are now available.

Hunters who entered the draw may find out if they were successful either by calling 1-800-459-3729 on a touchtone telephone or by checking online.

Callers will be asked to enter their New Brunswick Medicare number using the telephone keypad. Those checking online must enter their New Brunswick Medicare number into the required field on the website. Applicants will then be informed if they were successful in the draw.

Washington Big Game Raffle Deadline July 22nd

Hunters have until Friday, July 22, to enter the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife's (WDFW) special big-game hunt raffles for this fall.

Raffle hunts are available for black-tailed deer, mule deer, white-tailed deer, westside elk, eastside elk, California bighorn sheep, moose and mountain goat. Like last year, five multi-species raffle hunts will be available in which hunters can harvest multiple animals.