Moose Lottery Deadline Is May 30

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It's down to the wire for folks who want to have the chance to hunt moose in New Hampshire this fall -- you've only got until May 30 to submit your permit application.

Hopeful moose hunters can apply online by clicking here. Applications for the 2003 moose lottery are also available at Fish and Game license agents throughout the state and all Department offices. To date, just over 9,000 people have submitted their applications for this year's lottery.

"We encourage people to apply online, because you can get instant confirmation that you're entered," said Karen Cleveland, the Fish and Game data manager who coordinates the annual lottery.

Fish and Game officials remind people applying by mail to make sure their applications are complete and accompanied by a check or money order. Applications must be postmarked no later than midnight on May 30, or received at Fish and Game's Concord headquarters no later than 4 p.m. on that date if hand-delivered. Applications postmarked after the deadline will not be accepted. Online applications must be submitted by 4 p.m. EST. A $10 non-refundable entry fee is required with each application. Each prospective moose hunter may submit only one application.

The drawing is open to both New Hampshire residents and nonresidents, and a current hunting license is not required to enter. Applicants must be 16 years old by the deadline. Those who won a permit in 2000, 2001 or 2002 are not eligible to enter this year's lottery. Winners will be drawn from a computer-generated lottery on Friday, June 20, and results will be posted on the Fish and Game website by 11 a.m. that day. Permits cost $100 for New Hampshire residents and $300 for nonresidents. The 2003 moose hunt is set for October 18-26.