Fish and Game Funding
The New Hampshire Fish and Game Department is a self-supporting agency. The Department uses revenue from fishing and hunting license fees, federal funds and other sources to accomplish its broad mission of conserving, managing and protecting the state’s fish, wildlife and marine resources and their habitats; informing and educating the public; and providing opportunities for people to use and appreciate these resources.
Fish and Game’s budget sustains
the full range of habitat and fish and wildlife management tasks,
plus conservation education, law enforcement, search and rescue,
and more. All of these functions are essential to ensure that
we can effectively serve the wildlife and people
of New Hampshire.
- Fish and Game Funding - Action is needed now to keep the Department autonomous
- Fish and Game Funding FAQs
- Pie Chart: Where the money comes from/where the money goes
- Make a Donation to the NH Fish and Game Department
Most people don’t know that their tax dollars do not fund Fish and Game.
Did you know? Federal funds such as those provided by the Wildlife and Sport Fish Restoration Program, supported by your purchase of fishing tackle, firearms, ammunition, archery equipment and motorboat fuels, provide more than a third of Fish and Game's budget. They help support fish and wildlife research and management in New Hampshire, as well as Hunter Education, Aquatic Resources Education and the state's Public Boat Access Program.