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NH Moose Hunt Harvest and Success

New Hampshire's 2018 moose season wrapped up with hunters taking a total of 41 moose -- 35 bulls and 6 cows -- according to preliminary numbers from the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department Moose Biologist Kristine Rines.

 

That means that hunters achieved a 77.4% success rate during the 9-day season. A total of 53 hunters took part in the hunt -- 51 lottery permit holders, 1 permit auctioned off by the Wildlife Heritage Foundation of New Hampshire, and 1 Hunt of a Lifetime participant. In 2017, the overall success rate was 69%.

 

Around the state in 2018, preliminary numbers show moose hunters having a 90% success rate in the Connecticut Lakes Region; 88% in the North Region; 67% in the White Mountain Region; 83% in the Central Region; and 40% in the Southeast Region. No permits were issued in the Southwest Region.

 

Regional and Statewide NH Moose Hunt Success Rates
(percentage of hunters with permits)
REGION 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018*
CONNECTICUT LAKES 80 84 86 82 80 74 81 70 91 80 90
NORTH 83 91 90 76 82 87 79 82 81 71 88
WHITE MTNS 47 47 72 79 64 81 64 60 68 69 67
CENTRAL 68 62 67 63 52 48 68 90 50 100 83
SOUTHWEST 45 47 57 65 50 40 80 40 60 N/A** N/A**
SOUTHEAST 38 47 45 25 35 25 40 0 50 0 40
STATEWIDE 65 65 76 71 64 64 72 69 72 69 77

*preliminary **no permits issued

 

SUCCESS RATES BY PERMIT TYPE, SEX TAKEN UNDER ALL PERMITS,  AND BULL/COW RATIOS OF EITHER SEX PERMITS
REGION Either Sex Antlerless Only TOTAL BULLS TOTAL COWS EITHER SEX BULL / COW RATIOS
CONNECTICUT LAKES 90 N/A 9 0 N/A
NORTH 88 N/A 12 3 4.00/1
WHITE MTNS 67 N/A 7 3 2.33/1
CENTRAL 83 N/A 5 0 N/A
SOUTHWEST N/A N/A --- --- ---
SOUTHEAST 40 N/A 2 0 N/A
STATEWIDE 77.4 N/A 35 6 5.83/1

 

2018 NH Moose Hunt Success Rates by Unit and Region
UNITS & REGIONS PERMITS ISSUED MOOSE TAKEN
(BY PERMIT TYPE)
 
EitherSex

Antlerless
Only

TOTAL
ISSUED
Either
Sex
Antlerless
Only
TOTAL
FILLED
SUCCESS
RATE
CT. LAKES
A1 2 0 2 1 N/A 1 50%
A2 8 0 8 8 N/A 8 100%
CT. LAKES 10 0 10 9 N/A 9 90%
NORTH
B 5 0 7 7 N/A 7 100%
C2 5 0 5 5 N/A 5 100%
D1 5 0 5 3 N/A 3 60%
NORTH 15 0 17 15 N/A 15 88%
WHITE MTNS
C1 5 0 5 5 N/A 5 100%
D2 2 0 2 2 N/A 2 100%
E1 2 0 2 0 N/A 0 0%
E2 2 0 2 1 N/A 1 50%
E3 2 0 2 0 N/A 0 0%
F 2 0 2 2 N/A 2 100%
WHITE MTNS 15 0 15 10 N/A 10 67%
CENTRAL
G 1 0 1 1 N/A 1 100%
H1 1 0 1 0 N/A 0 0%
I1 1 0 1 1 N/A 1 100%
I2 1 0 1 1 N/A 1 100%
J1 1 0 1 1 N/A 1 100%
J2 1 0 1 1 N/A 1 100%
CENTRAL 6 0 6 5 N/A 5 83%
SOUTHWEST
H2N 0 0 0 0 N/A 0 N/A
H2S 0 0 0 0 N/A 0 N/A
K 0 0 0 0 N/A 0 N/A
SOUTHWEST 0 0 0 0 N/A 0 N/A
SOUTHEAST
L 3 0 3 1 N/A 1 33%
M 2 0 2 1 N/A 1 50%
SOUTHEAST 5 0 5 2 N/A 2 40%
STATE TOTALS 51 0 53 41 N/A 41 77.4%

 

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.