CONTACT:
Col. Jeffrey Gray: (603) 271-3128 
NHFG Dispatch: (603) 271-3361
Jane Vachon: (603) 271-3211 or 271-5619
December 3, 2007       

Search Continues for Lost Hunter in Allenstown, N.H.

CONCORD, N.H. - New Hampshire Fish and Game Conservation Officers are continuing to search for a hunter reported missing on Sunday afternoon (December 2, 2007) in Allenstown, N.H.  Russell H. Bussiere of Hooksett, age 70, was last heard from when he communicated with his son by radio at 10:30 a.m. on Sunday while hunting off Dodge Road in Allenstown.  He had planned to hunt until about noon, according to his son.  When he did not return to his vehicle, he was reported missing by his family at 2 p.m. on Sunday, December 2.

Using line searches and a dog team, Fish and Game Conservation Officers began an extensive search in the Dodge Road area of Allenstown, parts of Hooksett and Bear Brook State Park, continuing until 3 a.m.  The search resumed at daybreak on Monday, December 3.

Bussiere has grey hair and is 5 foot, 4 inches tall and weighs 180 pounds. He was last seen wearing a camouflage jacket, green wool pants and an orange or red wool hat. Anyone with information about Bussiere's whereabouts should call Fish and Game dispatch at 603-271-3361. 

Fish and Game officers are being assisted in the search by Allenstown Police and Fire officials, as well as volunteer search and rescue personnel. Additional volunteers for the search are NOT being sought at this time.

No further information is available at this time.

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