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January 24, 2014

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Bobcats, Beaver Trapping, Winter Stream Fishing – All in NH Wildlife Journal

CONCORD, N.H. – Delve into the shadowy world of New Hampshire's elusive bobcats in the January-February 2014 issue of NH Wildlife Journal. Biologists are studying the abundance, health and habits of the state's wildcats, which are making quite a comeback.

Also in this issue, walk the trapline with a hardy outdoorsman who traps beaver under the ice, mostly to help landowners control flooding and loss of timber. David O'Hearn is a licensed New Hampshire trapper carrying on a tradition that transcends the centuries.

Ice-fishing isn't the only game in town this time of year for determined Granite State anglers. A feature by fisheries biologist Andrew Schafermeyer explores open-water winter fishing, with tactics for river and stream anglers and a fascinating look at what life is like for fish during the coldest months of the year.

Naturalist's Notebook features that fun-to-catch fish, the yellow perch. Wild Ways takes readers on a snowmobile tour of Sullivan County.  As always, the issue includes the popular Warden's Watch column, with tales from the day-to-day adventures of Fish and Game Conservation Officers.

Not a subscriber to New Hampshire Wildlife Journal? The magazine is published 6 times a year by the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department. Subscriptions are just $12 for one year -- that’s 40% off the cover price -- or $20 for two years. A great gift idea!

Read sample articles and find a print-and-mail subscription form at wildnh.com/Wildlife_Journal/WJ_mag.htm. Subscribe by February 7, 2014, and we’ll send you the current issue absolutely free.

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New Hampshire Wildlife Journal magazine contains no commercial advertising. Subscription revenue helps the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department conserve and manage the state's fish and wildlife, promote conservation education and create opportunities for outdoor recreation in the Granite State. Visit wildnh.com.

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