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June 27, 2013

Derry resident among moose permit winners

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“I’m excited to have my own hunt. I am psyched,” she said.

Ronald Tremblay of Hooksett could not believe he was hearing his name called, but it was true.

“Except for one year, I’ve been entering the lottery since it started, and this is the first time I’ve been picked,” said Tremblay, with a big smile.

Thomas Flynn of Alexandria and Jason Smith of Gilmanton were also present to hear their names drawn, and are enthusiastically looking forward to this fall’s hunt.

Thanks to the recovery of moose populations, New Hampshire has had an annual moose hunt since 1988. That year, 75 permits were issued for a three-day hunt in the North Country.

The availability of 275 hunting permits this year, with some issued for every area of the state during the nine-day season, has been made possible by careful management of moose populations. The resulting sustainable annual harvest of moose helps to regulate moose numbers and provides a unique recreational opportunity.

Each permit winner is assigned to one of 22 wildlife management units in which he or she can legally hunt.

In 2012, New Hampshire hunters took 179 moose, for a statewide success rate of 64 percent.

Limited-edition 2013 New Hampshire moose hunt shirts are available and may be ordered online at wildnh.com/mooseshirt.

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