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Gail Huntting, Wildlife Heritage Foundation of New Hampshire
(603) 496-2778

March 26, 2014

Wildlife Heritage Foundation of NH Welcomes 2 New Board Members

Deborah L. Coffin of New London, brings to the board a wealth of non-profit experience and an expertise in the field of fundraising and development. She has served on the board of the NH Locked Moose Antler Project (“Forever Locked”) since its inception, is a board member of the League of NH Craftsmen, a former board member of Habitat for Humanity of the Kearsarge/Sunapee Area, a past president of the NH Spinners and Dyers Guild, and the former Education Coordinator for the Enfield Shaker Museum. She also served on the Springfield (NH) Board of Selectmen for 6 years.

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Deborah L. Coffin

Rick Estes

Rick Estes

Ms. Coffin is the owner/founder of Moose Country Gourmet. Her professional career was spent in the mental health field, providing private counseling on addiction and relationships. She is a board member of the Society for Advancement of Sexual Health, and previously taught at Colby-Sawyer College and Granite State College.

Richard A. “Rick” Estes Jr., a native of the Granite State, spent 28 years with the NH Fish and Game Department as a conservation officer.  He was named the Department’s team leader for the state’s specialized search and rescue team and was instrumental in implementing GPS technology into search and rescue operations.

He now owns and operates Owls Roost Outfitters in Ossipee, a registered fishing guide service in New Hampshire and Maine. He is well known for his fly tying expertise and offers popular clinics in fly tying. He holds an outfitter/guide special use permit in the White Mountain National Forest. Mr. Estes brings to the Board his passion for fishing and expertise in wilderness navigation and survival.

Board Chair Steven White states “We are excited to welcome these experienced professionals to our Board with their passion for both the enjoyment of the NH outdoors and the conservation of wildlife, particularly at a time when the Foundation is striving to meet the increasing needs of the NH Fish and Game Department.”

The Wildlife Heritage Foundation of NH is the official non-profit partner of the NH Fish and Game Department.  The Foundation raises funds in support of the Department’s critical wildlife, conservation and educational programs important to New Hampshire family traditions of hiking, fishing, hunting and watching wildlife, and is dedicated to preserving these outdoor gifts for generations to come.

To learn more about the Foundation and how you can help conserve New Hampshire’s wildlife and wild places, visit

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