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NH hunters seem OK with reducing moose permits

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By LYNNE TUOHY
Associated Press

KEENE, N.H. (AP) - At the first of three public hearings on a proposal to reduce the number of New Hampshire moose hunting permits by more than half, the only person who weighed in suggested an outright moratorium.

New Hampshire Fish and Game wildlife biologist Kristine Rines says she wasn't surprised by the lack of opposition at Monday's meeting in Keene. She said hunters in particular want to see the state's moose herd - beset by winter ticks and brain worm - restored to healthy numbers.

The state proposes reducing permits from 275 to 124.

New Hampshire is in the first year of a three-year study on moose mortality and how changing weather patterns contribute to the population drop.

Rines said seven of the 43 moose collared have died due to tick infestation.

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