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October 14, 2011 

Public Hearing November 7, 2011, on Proposed Snowmobile Weekend Reciprocity Rules

CONCORD, N.H. -- More good news may be in store for snowmobile enthusiasts who enjoy the reciprocal Vermont-New Hampshire snowmobile weekend in January.  The New Hampshire Fish and Game Department is proposing to expand reciprocity for that weekend to include the state of Maine. A public hearing on the proposal is set for Monday, November 7, 2011, at 6:30 p.m., at the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department, 11 Hazen Drive, Concord, N.H. 03301.

The proposal would establish the fourth full weekend in January as the period when all snowmobiles registered in Maine may ride any trail in New Hampshire. The reciprocal weekend would include Friday, Saturday and Sunday. N.H. Fish and Game's intent is to adopt this rule if Maine allows New Hampshire-registered snowmobiles on all Maine snowmobile trails during the same weekend. This is the same weekend during which there is already reciprocity between New Hampshire and Vermont.

The complete rulemaking notices, with original and proposed rule language, can be viewed on the Fish and Game website. Go to www.wildnh.com/Legislative/Notices_summary.htm and click on "Snowmobile Reciprocity."

Written comments must be received by November 17, 2011. Send to: comments@wildlife.nh.gov (put “comment on snowmobile rules” in subject line); or write to Executive Director, N.H. Fish and Game Department, 11 Hazen Drive, Concord, NH 03301; or fax to (603) 271-1438.

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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