New Hampshire Fish and Game hosted the 30th annual moose hunt lottery this morning. Names were selected from a computer generated system. 51 permits were issued to 6,850 applicants. The odds of getting one of these permits were 1 in 87 for residents of New Hampshire and 1 in 391 for out-of-state applicants.
Among the winners was Richard Tichko from Canterbury.
"I feel pretty excited. My wife is up in Pittsburgh fly fishing. She said if she won, I had to call her. Well I'm going to call her and tell her I won."
Tina Davenport of New Hampton says she wishes she had been drawn, but there's always next year.
Kyle Glenceross of Canterbury says he's been applying for 11 years and still has never been drawn. "Skunked for me again," he said.
The hunt this year will take place for nine days in early October.