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40 permits issued to hunt moose in NH this fall

The overall odds of being drawn this year were 1 in 96 for residents and 1 in 410 for nonresidents.

CONCORD, N.H. — Forty people on Friday were offered permits to hunt moose in New Hampshire this fall following the state's 35th annual lottery.

Winners were selected from a pool of 6,033 applicants. The overall odds of being drawn this year were 1 in 96 for residents and 1 in 410 for nonresidents.

In addition to New Hampshire, permit winners hailed from Florida, Massachusetts, New York, Pennsylvania, and Georgia.

The moose hunting season is scheduled from Oct. 15-23.

Last year, hunters harvested 30 moose, for a statewide success rate of 73 percent.

New Hampshire has held an annual moose hunt since 1988, when 75 permits were issued for a three-day hunt.

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