If you want to have a chance to hunt moose in New Hampshire this fall, be sure to get your application in for the 2011 New Hampshire Moose Hunt Lottery by Friday, May 27, 2011! That's the deadline to enter to win one of 395 New Hampshire moose hunting permits.
It's easy to enter the moose lottery: just go to www.huntnh.com  (where you can apply online or print out a mail-in application), or pick up a moose hunt lottery application from any fish and game license agent. The entry fee is $15 for New Hampshire residents and $25 for nonresidents (nonrefundable).
Moose hunt lottery applications submitted by mail must be postmarked no later than midnight, May 27, 2011, to be eligible for the lottery. Each year, some applications are turned away because people miss the postmark deadline date. If submitting a paper application by mail on May 27, deliver it to the post office and see if it can be postmarked while you are there; just dropping it in a mailbox does not ensure that it will be postmarked by the May 27 deadline.
Each applicant can enter the moose hunt lottery once each year. A bonus point system improves the chances for unsuccessful applicants who apply each consecutive year. (Don’t miss a year, or you'll lose your points!) You do not need to have a current hunting license to enter the lottery.
Whether you're applying online or with a paper application, don't wait until the last minute to apply! To minimize the chance of an error, applicants are encouraged to apply online at http://www.huntnh.com . If you are submitting a paper application, allow yourself a little extra time in case your application is incomplete or not filled out properly. If this happens before the deadline, your application will be returned and, if there's time, you can correct and resubmit. Every year Fish and Game gets a few last-minute paper applications that cannot be corrected in time, as well as calls from disappointed folks who waited until the last minute to apply online and missed the deadline because of a computer glitch.
So enter the lottery today for a chance to take part in the New Hampshire moose hunt, truly the adventure of a lifetime. The moose season runs from October 15 to 23, 2011 (by permit only).
For more information on moose hunting in New Hampshire, including a gallery of successful hunts from previous years, visit www.huntnh.com/Hunting/Hunt_species/hunt_moose.htm .