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NH Moose Hunt Harvest and Success

In 2020, New Hampshire issued 52 either-sex permits and hunters harvested 39 moose – 29 bulls and 10 cows.

 

That means that hunters achieved a 75% success rate during the 9-day season. A total of 52 hunters took part in the hunt – 50 lottery permit holders, 1 permit auctioned off by the Wildlife Heritage Foundation of New Hampshire, and 1 Hunt of a Lifetime participant. In 2019, the overall success rate was 76%.

 

Around the state in 2020, moose hunter success rate was 100% in the Connecticut Lakes Region; 82% in the North Region; 60% in the White Mountain Region; 67% in the Central Region; 33% in the Southwest Region; and 60% in the Southeast Region.

 

Regional and Statewide NH Moose Hunt Success Rates
(percentage of hunters with permits)
REGION 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
CONNECTICUT LAKES 86 82 80 74 81 70 91 80 90 100 100
NORTH 90 76 82 87 79 82 81 71 88 87 82
WHITE MTNS 72 79 64 81 64 60 68 69 67 70 60
CENTRAL 67 63 52 48 68 90 50 100 83 50 67
SOUTHWEST 57 65 50 40 80 40 60 N/A** N/A** 67 33
SOUTHEAST 45 25 35 25 40 0 50 0 40 40 60
STATEWIDE 76 71 64 64 72 69 72 69 77 76 75

**no permits issued

 

2020 PERMITS ISSUED, SEX TAKEN, AND BULL/COW RATIOS BY MANAGEMENT REGION
REGION Either Sex TOTAL BULLS TOTAL COWS EITHER SEX BULL / COW RATIOS
CONNECTICUT LAKES 11 6 5 1.2/1
NORTH 17 12 2 6/1
WHITE MTNS 10 4 2 3/1
CENTRAL 6 4 0 N/A
SOUTHWEST 3 1 0 N/A
SOUTHEAST 5 2 1 2/1
STATEWIDE 52 29 10 2.9/1

 

2020 NH Moose Hunt Success Rates by Unit and Region
REGIONS & UNITS PERMITS ISSUED MOOSE TAKEN Success Rate
CT. LAKES
A1 2 2 100%
A2 9 9 100%
CT. LAKES 11 11 100%
NORTH
B 6 6 100%
C2 6 5 83%
D1 5 3 60%
NORTH 17 14 82%
WHITE MTNS
C1 3 3 100%
D2 2 1 50%
E1 1 0 0%
E2 1 1 1%
E3 1 0 0%
F 2 1 50%
WHITE MTNS 10 6 60%
CENTRAL
G 1 1 100%
H1 1 0 0%
I1 1 1 100%
I2 1 1 100%
J1 1 1 100%
J2 1 0 0%
CENTRAL 6 4 67%
SOUTHWEST
H2N 1 0 0%
H2S 1 0 0%
K 1 1 100%
SOUTHWEST 3 1 33%
SOUTHEAST
L 3 2 67%
M 2 1 50%
SOUTHEAST 5 3 60%
STATE TOTALS 52 39 75%

 

Note: Permit numbers may differ slightly from permits drawn in the lottery due to medical or military deferments, failure of permittees to meet eligibility requirements, and permits issued through the Hunt of a Lifetime Program and Wildlife Heritage Foundation of New Hampshire permit auction.