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Liza Poinier: (603) 271-3211
September 1, 2006

New Fall Shotgun Turkey Permits Now Available Online

CONCORD, N.H. -- As of September 1, 2006, hunters can now purchase permits online for New Hampshire's first-ever fall shotgun turkey season. The new season is set for October 16-20, 2006, in select Wildlife Management Units (WMUs) in the Connecticut River Valley and southwest portions of the state (WMUs D1, D2, G, H1, H2, I1, I2 and K). These areas have New Hampshire's densest wild turkey populations.

Participants in the fall shotgun turkey season will need both a $6 turkey license and an $11 fall shotgun permit in addition to a current N.H. hunting license. This year, the new season permit will be available ONLY online at www.nhfishandgame.com (click here) or over-the-counter at Fish and Game on Hazen Drive in Concord. The fall shotgun permit entitles a hunter to take a single bird of either sex with a shotgun. Hunters are restricted to taking a single turkey during the fall, either with bow and arrow during the archery season, or with a shotgun during the shotgun season. The bird must be tagged with the "fall" tag that comes on the regular turkey license.

The impact of this fall's new shotgun turkey season, which stems from New Hampshire's Turkey Management Plan, will be carefully monitored through annual spring gobbler harvest data, according to Wildlife Programs Administrator Mark Ellingwood. Fall shotgun seasons are planned only for WMUs yielding spring harvest levels of at least .5 birds per square mile.

The New Hampshire Fish and Game Department is the guardian of the state's marine, fish and wildlife resources and their habitats.

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