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Moose Hunt Quick Facts

  • Average dressed weight of all yearling bulls in 2016 was 483 pounds No yearling cows were weighed.   The average dressed weight of all bulls aged 5.5 and older in 2016 was 730 pounds while cows averaged 590 pounds.
  • The largest bull moose ever taken in New Hampshire weighed in at 1,040 pounds, dressed weight.  Live weight of this moose was approximately 1,518 pounds.  The largest cow ever taken in New Hampshire dressed at 815 pounds, live weight would be approximately 1190. These two animals came from Wildlife Management Unit (WMU) A2 and both were taken in 1993.
  • Greatest antler spread measurement for a moose taken in New Hampshire was 68.5 inches. This bull was 12.5 years old, had 25 points and weighed 775 pounds dressed.  The antler beam diameter was 60mm.  This animal was taken in WMU A2 in 2010.
  • Moose have been taken with the use of conventional firearms and archery, handguns, muzzleloaders (including flintlocks) and longbowsIn 2016, 100% of hunters took their moose using a rifle.
    • Fifty-eight percent (58%) of the total kill was taken within the first three days of the season. In addition, 63% of successful hunters took their moose between the hours of ½ hour before sunrise and 10 AM.
  • Eighty-eight percent of successful hunters scouted. They spent an average of 36 hours scouting and 27 hours hunting; saw 0.06 moose/hour while scouting and 0.26 moose/hour while hunting, and 79% of successful hunters took their moose in the area they scouted.




2006-2016 OBJECTIVE1



A1, A2

1.71 2.24 GROWTH

B, C2, D1

1.14 1.28 NONE

C1, D2, E1, E2, E3, F

0.39 0.47 GROWTH

G, H1, I1, I2, J1, J2

0.21 0.25 GROWTH

H2N, H2S, K

0.2 0.23 GROWTH

L, M

0.11 0.1 NONE


  • 1 Estimated moose density/mi2 extrapolated from moose seen per 100 hunter hours during the deer hunter mail surveys, 2015 & 2016..