A pair of moose hunting permits in New Hampshire went for $28,000 at a permit auction.
The New Hampshire Department of Fish and Game held its annual moose hunting permit auction this year bringing in a total of $28,002 for the state's Wildlife Heritage Foundation.
"Hunters appreciate the quality of the unique hunting experiences here in New Hampshire," said Steve White, the Chairman of the Foundation.
Only two permits were available due to ticks wreaking havoc on moose populations. This caused six bidders from New Hampshire, Massachusetts, and Texas to go head-to-head for them. The top bids reached $14,001 for each permit.
The state's moose season will run from October 17-25. Winners of the moose permits may hunt at any Wildlife Management area they wish and may take either a cow or bull.
The Wildlife Heritage Foundation is a non-profit organization that supports wildlife, conservation, education, and other outdoor programs.