Amanda Demusz, wildlife biologist, Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife, guides a moose as it is being raised up to be weighed at the tagging station at Gateway Variety in Ashland on opening day of the 2020 Maine moose hunt. Credit: Linda Coan O'Kresik / BDN

CONCORD, N.H. — Forty people on Friday were offered permits to hunt moose in New Hampshire this fall following the state’s 35th annual lottery.

Winners were selected from a pool of 6,033 applicants. The overall odds of being drawn this year were 1 in 96 for residents and 1 in 410 for nonresidents.

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In addition to New Hampshire, permit winners hailed from Florida, Massachusetts, New York, Pennsylvania and Georgia.

The moose hunting season is scheduled from Oct. 15-23.

Last year, hunters harvested 30 moose, for a statewide success rate of 73 percent.

New Hampshire has held an annual moose hunt since 1988, when 75 permits were issued for a three-day hunt.