Moose Permit Auctions Net Big Bucks for Two Northeast States

Posted by admin On August - 10 - 2010

Talk about paying a premium for hunting one of nature’s most magnificent game animals. Both New Hampshire and Vermont announced recently some big revenues from their auctions of moose permits for the upcoming hunting season.

The Wildlife Heritage Foundation of New Hampshire announced a total of $39,430 from their five winning bids. Vermont also auctioned off five permits, with their total coming in at $21,976.

“Compared to 2009, where the total of winning bids came to $32,500, this is a real boost to the foundation’s ability to fund fish and game programs,” said Nancy Berliner, the development consultant for the Wildlife Heritage Foundation. “We were able to reach a much wider audience this year by using a broad national network of media outlets.”

New Hampshire’s auction received 24 bids out of 11 states, including Wisconsin, Michigan, Florida, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Maine, Pennsylvania, New York, Connecticut and New Hampshire. The winning bids ranged from $7,024 to $8,600. Three out of the five winning bidders were from New Hampshire.

Vermont, on the other hand, had 14 bids that ranged from $1,600 to $4,570 in their auction. One of their winners came from Vermont, while three came from Massachusetts and one was from New Hampshire.

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