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December 17, 2008
2009 Fishing and Hunting Licenses Now Available
CONCORD, N.H. - New Hampshire fishing and hunting licenses for 2009 are here. Get yours today and be ready to enjoy a full year of outdoor adventure, from winter ice fishing to hunting next fall. Licenses are good for the calendar year, from January 1 through December 31, 2009, so the sooner you get yours, the more days of outdoor recreation you'll be able to enjoy. Licenses can be purchased online at www.WildNH.com or from Fish and Game license agents statewide.
Your hunting or fishing license - or, best of all, your "combo" license -- is your year-round ticket to the Granite State's great outdoors. For New Hampshire residents, an annual fishing license costs $35; a basic hunting license is $24.50; and a combination (hunting and fishing) license is $48.50. Nonresidents can buy an annual fishing license for $53; a hunting license for $105.50; or a combination license for $143.50. Residents can buy a one-day fishing license for just $10. Nonresidents have the option of buying one-, three- or seven-day fishing licenses.
For hunters and anglers concerned about maintaining access to pursue their sports, the $10 Wildlife Legacy donation (a check-off on the multiform license) provides an opportunity to support Fish and Game's Landowner Relations Program. A decrease in access is one of the most significant threats to the future of hunting and fishing in New Hampshire. The Landowner Relations Program works in partnership with hunters, anglers and landowners to maintain hunting and fishing access to private lands. Learn more at www.wildlife.state.nh.us/Inside_FandG/Wildlife_Legacy_Initiative.htm.
Make getting outside a family affair in 2009! New Hampshire fishing and hunting licenses are a great deal for families. Youths under age 16 fish free. They can also hunt for some species without a license, but only under the direct supervision of a licensed hunter over age 18.
Fishing and hunting license fees directly support wildlife and fisheries management and education. For a link to online license sales and a list of local license agents, visit New Hampshire Fish and Game's website at www.WildNH.com.
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