Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont are all easily accessible from anywhere in the world via Logan International Airport in Boston. For US hunters, there are no borders to cross, no passports or gun permits needed and you can do it on your own terms, anything from a complete do-it-yourself bargain adventure to a first-class guided luxury hunt. And, if you are willing to hunt hard enough, a trophy animal is a real possibility. One guide service in New Hampshire even guarantees a 50-inch or better trophy if you sign up for a nine-day hunt.
The other advantage of these northeastern US hunts is you can hunt with a rifle (or even a slug-loaded smoothbore), bow or handgun. Handguns are forbidden in Canada, so the only place you can take an Eastern Canada moose with a handgun is in the northeastern US.
Make no mistake about it; there are some very big moose available. Back in November, 2010 we told our E-mail Extra subscribers about an all-time state record Eastern Canada moose that hit the ground in New Hampshire on October 20. The hunter was Jack Middleton. The guide was Dustin Parent of New Hampshire Guide Services (www.nh guideservices.com). The bull carried 25 scorable points, including a big drop tine, and a spread of 68.5 inches, which beat the old state record by a full half inch. The final score was 193-6/8 B&C, missing the book by just 2/8. Congratulations are due to Middleton for an animal that would be an exceptional trophy almost anywhere.
New Hampshire Guide Service is the outfit that will guarantee a shot at a trophy moose. Parent and his brother, Justin, guided for at least three of the big trophies taken this year, not to mention the largest moose taken in the state in 2006, 2007 and 2009. I've........(continued)