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post #21 of 28 (permalink) Old 06-13-2019, 04:33 PM
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Pretty good odds if youíre a resident.
Not as much as you might think. There have been people who entered every year since the season opened (1980) and died 20 or 30 years later without ever getting a permit. More than a few people. Compounding that, there were lucky people who had gotten several permits in the same time frame. This was a real sore spot.

That led to a change in the law several years ago. Originally, the change said that if a resident person had maxed out on points (28 is max, IIRC) and was 70 or older by the opening day of moose season, they were guaranteed a permit.

Once the IFW cleared off that backlog they dropped the age to 65 and maxed out on points, which is where it stands now.

If one goes across the names every year there will be several with the same last name and town. It does happen
that 2 (or more) people in the same household will draw a tag in the same year. Part of that is parents and children entering and getting lucky. Part of that is the practice of non-hunting spouses being entered, then having to take a hunter safety course in the summer so they can get a license and go along on the hunt and let their hunting spouse (a subpermittee) do the killing for them. This may seem a little unfair but for a lot of people, especially up north and Down East, this is subsistence hunting. Getting a moose means they can have meat on the table. One can feed the stereotypical family of 4 for over a year on one average moose.
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A residentís odds of drawing are far greater than drawing an elk tag here in Pa.
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post #23 of 28 (permalink) Old 06-18-2019, 04:33 PM
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Still have a chance at the NH Moose lottery on Friday!
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Still have a chance at the NH Moose lottery on Friday!
Have you ever won a tag for NH? And have you ever won a tag for Maine?

Are the two hunts comparable or are there a lot less moose in NH?
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Have you ever won a tag for NH? And have you ever won a tag for Maine?

Are the two hunts comparable or are there a lot less moose in NH?
My wife, daughter and I have all won tags in Maine. I have never won a tag in NH.

In 2017, on my wife's tag, we hunted in Maine right on the NH border. If you get a tag in the northern part of either state the hunting is pretty comparable. Hunting gets tougher the further south you go in each state, unless you have a honey hole somewhere or a good guide.

I guess this is my chance to show off some pictures! Pics of our 3 moose.
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Awesome moose!!!

I’ve never applied for NH before and that’s why I was asking.

I’ve been lucky enough to draw a bull and a cow tag. My father shot a beautiful bull and both of my uncles shot bulls.

My father, mother and I are the only ones who still apply. Well my two daughters also. My father is buying them preference points until they are old enough to hunt in hopes that he will be able to tag along on their hunt.

I have 15 bonus points so I could be drawn again within the next few years.
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Awesome moose!!!

Iíve never applied for NH before and thatís why I was asking.

Iíve been lucky enough to draw a bull and a cow tag. My father shot a beautiful bull and both of my uncles shot bulls.

My father, mother and I are the only ones who still apply. Well my two daughters also. My father is buying them preference points until they are old enough to hunt in hopes that he will be able to tag along on their hunt.

I have 15 bonus points so I could be drawn again within the next few years.
That's a real nice bull!

Well, with all the people you have applying you should hit soon. That will be great having your Dad along to hunt with you and the grandkids!
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NH used to be an awesome hunt. I drew it in 2004 and my BIL drew in 2006. We both got Bulls the first day. I got mine right at daybreak. There's not nearly as many Moose there anymore. Vermont was my favorite. I took two moose there. Now they no longer even have a Moose season.

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