CONCORD, N.H. — The Wildlife Heritage Foundation of New Hampshire had another successful year for its annual Moose Permit Auction. The 2016 Auction raised $33,009, with the money earmarked for eight grants supporting programs of the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department.
The two top bids were $16,002 and $17,001.99. Both bidders have supported the Foundation in past years. One winning bidder was from New Hampshire and the other hailed from Massachusetts.
“These dedicated hunters know the unique quality of the hunt in New Hampshire, and they provided the opportunity for the Foundation to support a wide variety of Fish and Game grant requests this year,” said Wildlife Heritage Foundation of NH Chair, Steve White.
One winner commented, “The entire experience will be one I will remember for a lifetime, and it wouldn’t have been possible without the Wildlife Heritage Foundation of New Hampshire.”
This year’s auction resulted in eight grants to NH Fish and Game programs:
The Department-produced Wild Times for Kids publication will be distributed to grades 3 through 6 in New Hampshire schools;
two scholarships were provided for the 2017 Becoming an Outdoors-Woman fall workshop;
funding was provided in support of:
Part 2 of a study of the movement patterns of lobsters off the New Hampshire’s coast;
a wild brook trout migration assessment;
a Citizen Science Project website to collect data on New Hampshire’s rabbit species;
registration costs for the Operation Game Thief committee to participate in the International Crimestoppers Conference to be held in New Hampshire in 2017;
deer decoy replacements to aid in reducing poaching; and
sponsorship of the Department’s 2017 Discover Wild New Hampshire Day.
The annual auction is the primary fundraiser for the Foundation, whose mission as the official non-profit partner of NH Fish and Game is to support the wildlife, conservation, education and law enforcement programs of the Department. These programs are critical to preserving New Hampshire’s outdoor quality of life for generations to come.
To learn more about the Foundation, the grants provided to NH Fish and Game over the last eight years, and how you can help preserve New Hampshire’s wild places and wild things, visit www.nhwildlifeheritage.org and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/wildlifeheritageNH.