Maine, New Hampshire Moose Lotteries Name Winners

Posted by admin On June - 27 - 2011

If you’re one of the hunters who purchased a chance to get a moose permit in either Maine or New Hampshire, then you’re probably going to want to see if you’ve won.

Both states drew the names of their respective lottery winners recently. For New Hampshire, that meant pulling 395 winners out of a batch of nearly 14,000 applicants. For Maine, which is in its 31st year of the lottery, there will be 3,862 winners out of the nearly 50,000 applications.

In New Hampshire, hunters packed a conference room at the fish and game headquarters with hopes of hearing their name called off the fairly short list. The announcement of names was interrupted—though only occasionally—with a smatter of applause or hoots and hollers as someone present had their name drawn.

One hunter, Richard LaValley, had been entering the lottery for the past two decades. The closest he had come to earning one of those prized permits was when he was on the top 10 for the alternates list in 2010.

This year, however, his name was one of the sacred few that earned a golden ticket to hunt one of the Northeast’s most revered and prized game.

Out of the 395 permits, 334 were reserved for New Hampshire residents. Just 61 permits are set aside for those who reside out of state. Hunters from out of state who had their names drawn in the lottery hail from Wisconsin, Minnesota, Michigan, Illinois, Pennsylvania, New York, Vermont and Massachusetts.

Moose season in New Hampshire this year runs from Oct. 15-23.

In Maine, over 1,500 people were on hand when the Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife began drawing names. Out of the 50,000 applications, only 3,862 permits—the majority of which stay with Maine hunters—are available to be drawn.

The complete list of Maine lottery winners can be found here. For New Hampshire winners, visit this link.

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