CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - New Hampshire Fish and Game officials are urging those who covet a moose hunting permit to get their applications in soon.
Officials say they have sold about 5,000 applications so far, and expect that number to rise to more than 14,000 by the May 31 deadline.
Applications are $15 for residents and $25 for non-residents. The 275 permits that will be issued this year will be drawn in a lottery June 21.
Those who enter the lottery for consecutive years accumulate points that increase their chances of winning.
Those who win a permit must pay to obtain a moose hunting license, at a cost of $150 for residents and $500 for non-residents.
Hunters from 18 states won permits last year.
Moose season this year runs from Oct. 19-27.
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