Moose hunt begins Oct. 15

For nine exciting days, October 15-23, a group of lucky moose permit holders and their hunting partners will have the experience of a lifetime taking part in New Hampshire’s annual moose hunt.

A total of 40 permit holders were drawn in this year’s lottery, randomly selected by computer from a pool of more than 6,000 applicants. Also, one charitable permit each was issued to the New Hampshire Wildlife Heritage Foundation and the New Hampshire Wildlife Federation Dream Hunt program. In 2021, New Hampshire hunters had a statewide success rate of 73% with 30 moose harvested.

Each hunter with a moose permit will be assigned to hunt in one of thirteen Wildlife Management Units (WMU) throughout the state. After taking a moose, hunters must have the animals registered and inspected at one of five check stations where wildlife biologists inspect each moose to collect valuable data about the overall health and productivity of the moose herd. You can find a list of moose check stations at https://wildlife.state.nh.us/hunting/documents/moose-hunt-facts.pdf.

The moose hunt has been an annual event in New Hampshire for more than many years. The state’s first modern-day moose hunt took place in 1988, with 75 permits issued in the North Country.

At that time, New Hampshire was home to about 1,600 moose. Today, New Hampshire has about 3,300 moose.

Learn more about moose hunting in New Hampshire at www.huntnh.com/hunting/moose.html.

Extra fly-tying class

Due to an overwhelming response from new anglers, an additional fall introductory fly tying class has been added to the Let’s Go Fishing Program schedule.

Registration is now open for this second class, which will be held on Nov. 5 from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. at North Country Anglers in North Conway.

Upcoming winter classes will be held throughout the Granite State from January through March of 2023, which will include a variety of hands-on events and opportunities for both beginner and intermediate participants to learn the techniques that will make the art of fly tying personally rewarding and exciting.

The Nov. 5 class will be led by master fly tier, author, and Let’s Go Fishing instructor Scott Biron. “All participants will learn how to tie fly patterns that are commonly used in New Hampshire waters,” said Biron.

“Beginners will be introduced to the use of all the basic tools and materials necessary to tie flies and attendees will also learn what the flies imitate.”

Preregistration for this free morning workshop is required and is first-come, first-served. No experience is necessary. This course is limited to 12 participants, ages 15 and older. All program materials and equipment will be provided.

Register by visiting https://nh-events-web.s3licensing.com/Event/EventDetails/5260.