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February 6, 2009

Hearing on Wildlife Rules February 18, 2009

CONCORD, N.H. -- The New Hampshire Fish and Game Department will hold a public hearing on proposed rule changes to:  establish a special deer permit for Governor's Island (Gilford); make some changes to the Long Island (Moultonborough) deer permit; and amend procedures for "sealing" harvested bears. The hearing will be held on Wednesday, February 18, 2009, at 6:30 p.m. at the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department, 11 Hazen Drive, Concord, N.H.

Fish and Game proposes to: 

  • Readopt with amendment the special deer permit rule establishing a special deer permit for taking deer on Governor's Island, Town of Gilford. The proposed rule specifies the process and requirements for obtaining a permit, the manner and methods for taking deer, landowner permission, and tagging and registration of deer; and establishes a fee of $10 for the permit. The rule is also being amended to add a reference to the special deer permit for Governor's Island as an exception to the provision prohibiting hunting deer on islands.

  • Readopt with amendment the rule relative to the Long Island deer permit to eliminate the requirement of permittees having to report hunting activities.

  • Amend procedures for "sealing" harvested bears; seals made from lead are no longer used for sealing bear, however, a numbered seal is still required. 

The complete rulemaking notice forms, with original and proposed rule language, may be found at www.wildlife.state.nh.us/Legislative/Notices_summary.htm.

Written comments on the proposed changes may be submitted by March 2, 2009.  E-mail to comments@wildlife.nh.gov (reference "Comment on Wildlife Rules" in subject line); fax to (603) 271-1438; or mail to Executive Director, N.H. Fish and Game Department, 11 Hazen Drive, Concord, NH 03301. 

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

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