CONCORD, N.H. — New Hampshire’s 2018 moose hunt lottery is now open.

Applications must be postmarked or submitted online by midnight on May 25, or delivered to the licensing office at the Fish and Game Department headquarters in Concord before 4 p.m. that day.

Winners will be selected through a computerized random drawing on June 15.

Each applicant can enter the moose hunt lottery once per year. A bonus point system improves the chances for unsuccessful applicants who apply each consecutive year. Each point translates to a chance in the drawing.

Last year, 6,850 people entered the lottery for the chance to win one of 51 permits. The number of permits that will be offered for this fall’s hunt hasn’t yet been determined.

This year’s hunt runs from Oct. 20-28.

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