Moose hunters in NH woods starting this weekend

Posted Oct. 16, 2011, at 10:53 p.m.

CONCORD, N.H. — More than 400 people had permits to hunt moose in New Hampshire this weekend.

The hunters have been assigned one of 22 wildlife management units in the state to look for a moose.

The hunting season began Saturday and runs through Oct. 23. The state issued 395 moose hunting permits through a lottery, with permit holders selected from 14,000 applicants in a random drawing by a computer.

Another five hunters won permits as the highest bidders in an annual auction that benefits the Wildlife Heritage Foundation of New Hampshire. Two permits were also given to youth with serious medical conditions through the Hunt of a Lifetime program.

Last fall, New Hampshire hunters took 302 moose.

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