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July 25, 2013

SPORTS BRIEFS

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CONCORD — The deadline for the 2013 NH Moose Hunt Auction is fast approaching, so if you want a chance to hunt moose in New Hampshire this fall, it’s time to get your bid in. Five moose hunt permits are available through the annual auction, which benefits the Wildlife Heritage Foundation of New Hampshire. Bids must be received by Aug. 9. Official bid guidelines and documents can be downloaded from nhwildlifefoundation.org or by calling 496-2778.

The highest winning bidder will also win a 50-percent-off coupon toward a state-of-the-art Redemption muzzleloader rifle of the winner’s choice, courtesy of LHR Sporting Arms in Rochester. The next four highest bidders will receive a free New Hampshire 2013 fishing, hunting, bear or turkey license of their choosing.

Last year, the auction garnered 12 bids from 11 states, with the highest bid at $8,750. Two of the winners came from New Hampshire, two from Massachusetts and one from Pennsylvania.

Successful bidders in the 2013 auction will need to show proof of a previous hunting license or a certificate of completion of an approved hunter education training program. Winning auction permit holders will be able to harvest one moose of either sex in a wildlife management unit of their choice, and will be responsible for purchasing their own 2013 New Hampshire hunting license to accompany their moose permit.

Additional information on moose hunting in New Hampshire, including rules, permits, licenses and a gallery of photos, can be found at huntnh.com/Hunting/Hunt_species/hunt_moose.htm.

Learn all about hunting crows at free workshop

HOLDERNESS — Just in time for the fall crow hunting season, the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department is offering hunters a free workshop on crow hunting on Saturday, Aug. 10, from 9 a.m. to noon at the Owl Brook Hunter Education Center in Holderness.

The seminar will be led by crow hunting enthusiast Pete Lester. Pre-registration is required. To sign up, call 536-3954.

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