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Conservation Officer Alex Lopashanski: 603-271-3361
October 1, 2010

Maine Hunter is Safe After Unplanned Night in White Mountains of N.H.

CONCORD, N.H. – Peter Rowfeldt, age 31, of Buxton, Maine, walked out onto Route 16 at about 10:00 this morning (November 9, 2010) after spending the night lost in the woods in Albany, N.H., in the area of the Piper Trail on Mt. Chocorua.

N.H. Fish and Game Department Conservation Officers conducted an overnight search after Rowfeldt’s hunting partners called to inform authorities that he had not returned to their meeting place.

Rowfeldt had been hunting with bear dogs. On Monday morning, November 8, he went out to locate a pair of dogs that had not returned. He was last heard from at about 3:00 p.m. Monday, when he contacted his hunting partners to let them know that he had located the dogs and was on his way out of the woods. His friends contacted Fish and Game at 8:50 p.m.

Carroll County Sherriff’s Office personnel and N.H. State Police assisted N.H. Fish and Game Conservation Officers in the search effort.

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