The moose hunt ends Sunday at dusk.
According to reports, as of Wednesday, 119 moose had been taken, 63 bulls and 56 cows, a success rate of 42 percent. Last year, 50 percent of hunters had taken a moose by the same point in the season.
N.H. Fish and Game Department Moose Project Leader Kristine Rines says biologists checking moose carcasses brought in by successful hunters say they have seen unusually high numbers of winter ticks on some harvested moose, while others seem to be carrying a typical load of the pests.
Biologists are concerned an excess of winter ticks could be hurting the moose population.