Moose Hunting in New Hampshire

NH Moose Season Dates and Resources

Moose in Fall

New Hampshire's moose hunt is nine consecutive days starting the third Saturday in October. October 19- October 27, 2024

Moose hunting is by permit for a wildlife management unit (WMU). This permit system allows the Department to control the number and location of moose taken by hunters.

As part of a sound management strategy, the moose hunt has been an annual event in New Hampshire since 1988. The moose population, which was only about 50 animals in 1950 had grown to over 1,600 by the time of the first moose hunt in 1988, when 75 permits were issued primarily for the northern part of the state.

For those lucky winners who take part in the hunt, it is often the adventure of a lifetime.

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Registration requirements

The items below must be presented at the registration station:

  • The permittee and person who shot the moose with their hunting license(s), moose permit, and diary card.
  • The following parts of the moose: 
    • Ovaries
    • Lower jaw
    • Intact rack
    • All edible portions of the meat
    • Blood (optional) 

Moose Registration Stations:

Pittsburg Patrol Shed
Department of Transportation Highway Garage
1055 South Main Street
Pittsburg, NH  03592
Open: 9 am – 5 pm on the first three days of the moose season, then closed.
(603) 631-0846

Berlin Fish Hatchery
York Pond Road (near end)
Berlin, NH  03570 
Open: 9 am – 5 pm all nine days of the moose season.
(603) 449-3412

NHFG Regional Office- Durham
225 Main Street
Durham, NH  03824
Open: 9 am – 5 pm all nine days of the moose season.
(603) 868-1095

Registration Station Map

New Hampshire Fish and Game Moose Project Leader (603) 788-3164

Moose In New Hampshire