Lt. Heidi Murphy: 603-271-3127
Patrick Tate, Wildlife Biologist: 603-868-1095
June 6, 2014
White Tailed Deer Rescued at Hampton Beach
CONCORD, N.H. – New Hampshire Fish & Game Law Enforcement and a Wildlife Biologist responded to a call for assistance at Hampton Beach located in Hampton, NH for a report of two stranded deer. Hampton Police Department Officers were already on the scene containing the deer without harm, while providing crowd control. NHF&G dispatched a boat to the area though it was not used due to the location and environmental conditions that also limited use of capture techniques.
Two onlookers, Eric Tidman, and Mathew Roy, both of Massachusetts, were instrumental in assisting NHF&G and Hampton Police Department Personnel with capturing the deer. Mr. Tidman and Mr. Roy were able to utilize their paddleboards to corral and temporarily restrain the deer until Conservation Officer Kevin Bronson and Wildlife Biologist Patrick Tate were able to further restrain and transport the deer out of the ocean.Both deer were transported and released unharmed to a wooded location. According to Biologist Patrick Tate both animals were tired but in good health and expected to recover. New Hampshire Fish & Game would like to extend their thanks to Mr. Tidman, Mr. Roy, and the Hampton Police Department.