CONCORD, N.H. – Three days remain in New Hampshire’s moose hunting season, and nearly half of hunters with coveted permits have not bagged their moose.

Fish and Game officials say that by the end of Wednesday, 212 moose had been brought down.

They say that leaves 48 percent of hunters with one of the 402 permits still stalking their prize.

Nearly 14,000 hunters entered a lottery for 395 permits. Several additional permits were given to nonprofits.

Among the successful hunters this season are twin brothers Wendell and Wayne Kennett of Charlestown. They bagged a bull on their 64th birthday — Oct. 17 — two days into the season.

As of Wednesday, hunters had bagged 147 bulls and 65 cows.

IN VERMONT

Vermont’s moose hunting season is over.

The season opened last Saturday and ran through Thursday.

Wildlife officials say hunters turned out in strong numbers for opening day.

The state issued 406 permits for the season.

Last year, hunters took 488 moose with 765 permits issued.

Fifty permits also were issued this year for the new archery-only moose season, which ran from Oct. 1 to Oct. 7.