The Big Picture: Fish and Game Budget

Where the money comes from; where the money goes

The New Hampshire Fish and Game Department is a self-supporting agency. Currently, 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. As the charts below show, 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 support work. All of these are essential to ensure that the Department can effectively serve the wildlife and people of New Hampshire.

FY 2012 Revenue for NH Fish and Game

Fish and Game Expenses - FY 2012 - Where the money goes

*The fine print: What do all those numbers and categories mean?

License Fee Revenue: Includes all resident and nonresident fishing and hunting licenses received for FY.
 
Other Miscellaneous Unrestricted Revenues: Includes court and license agent fines and penalties, sales of surplus property, miscellaneous sales, and interest earnings.
 
Other Agency Income: Includes $5 Boat surcharge; $1 Search & Rescue surcharge on boat, OHRV and snowmobile registrations; Nongame donations and program income; State General Fund match for Nongame - $50,000; Conservation License Plate Funds; Miscellaneous donations and income.
 
Federal Funds: Sport Fish Restoration Act (Dingell-Johnson and the Wallop-Breaux Amendment) for inland fisheries management, boat access and aquatic resources education; Wildlife Restoration Act (Pittman-Robertson) for wildlife management and hunter education; State Wildlife Grants; National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration for marine fisheries management, the Great Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve program and marine law enforcement; and other Federal sources.

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Concord, NH 03301

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