Additional information on moose hunting in New Hampshire, including rules, permits, licenses and a gallery of photos from successful NH hunts, can be found at www.huntnh.com/hunting/hunt_species/hunt_moose.htm.
Vermont also auctions five permits for its October 19-24 moose season (there's also an archery moose season October 1-7) with a bidding deadline of August 20 and a minimum bid of $1,500. Bids must be submitted on a moose permit bid form available from Vermont Fish & Wildlife at 802-828-1190. For general Vermont moose hunting information, go to www.vtfishandwildlife.com/hunttrap_mooselottery.cfm.
A similar auction in Maine for 10 permits closes its bids in February something to keep in mind for next year. Winning bids for 2013 ranged from $10,191.11 to $11,734.56. For more information go to http://www.maine.gov/ifw/licenses_permits/lotteries/moose/#mooseauction.
We are hearing rumbles that moose populations may be in trouble across much of the Lower 48 of the United States. We'll have the full story on what's happening and what it means for traveling hunters in an upcoming issue.