The 2018 moose season wrapped up with hunters taking a total of 41 moose—35 bulls and 6 cows, according to preliminary numbers from Kristine Rines, Department moose biologist.
That means that hunters achieved a 77 percent success rate during the 9-day season. A total of 53 hunters took part in the hunt including 51 lottery permit holders, 1 permit auctioned by the Wildlife Heritage Foundation of New Hampshire, and 1 Hunt of a Lifetime participant. In 2017, the overall success rate was 69 percent and has averaged 70 percent over the previous 4 years.
Throughout the Granite State this season, preliminary numbers show moose hunters having a 90 percent success rate in the Connecticut Lakes Region, 88 percent in the North Region, 67 percent in the White Mountain Region, 83 percent in the Central Region, and 40 percent in the Southeast Region. No permits were issued in the Southwest Region.
More than 6,140 people entered the moose hunt lottery this year for a chance to win a permit for the New Hampshire moose hunt. Additional information will be available in a future hunting report once all registration data has been verified and analyzed.