In New Hampshire, hunters have until August 4 this year to enter bids in the 2010 moose permit auction. The 2009 auction garnered 66 bids from nine states. The bids totaled $32,500 and the highest bid was $7,500.
To download an official bidder's packet, go to http://wildnh.com/foundation/moose_auction.html. Packets also may be requested by e-mailing the Foundation at coordinator @nhwildlifefoundation.org or by calling Nancy Berliner at 603-545-4873.
The 2010 moose hunting season in New Hampshire runs from October 16-24, 2010. Successful bidders 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 need a 2010 New Hamshire hunting license ($103/nonresident) to accompany their moose permit.
Additional information on moose hunting in New Hampshire, including rules, permits, licenses and a gallery of photos from successful New Hampshire hunts, can be found at www.huntnh.com/Hunting/Hunt_species/hunt_moose.htm.
In Vermont, five moose permits are available for auction and the deadline to bid is August 3, 2010. You can get a bid packet online at http://www.vtfishandwildlife.com or by e-mailing fwinformation@state. vt.us. Alternatively, call Sandy Barnhart at 802-241-3695. Last year, the permits went for $6,197, $5,750, $3,800, $3,785 and $3,688.
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