If an Eastern Canada moose is on your bucket list, consider applying for a permit in New Hampshire. The Granite State is accepting applications for its 2020 moose hunt, which is open to nonresidents. The state has a population of about 3,000 moose and will issue 49 permits this year. New Hampshire’s nine-day moose hunt is scheduled for October 17-25, 2020.
The application fee is $25 for nonresidents and the deadline is May 29, 2020. Apply online at the New Hampshire Fish and Game (NHFG) website ( http://www.huntnh.com/hunting/moose.html) . The drawing will be held June 19. A nonresident hunting license is $113 and the moose permit is $500.
In 2019, a total of 5,875 people entered the lottery for a chance to win one of 49 permits. Nonresidents from five other states won permits in the lottery. About 85% of permits are awarded to New Hampshire residents, and the number of permits for nonresidents is capped based on the prior year’s sales of nonresident hunting licenses. Learn more about moose hunting in New Hampshire at the NHFG website.